Early Careers Teachers

A resource for early career teachers and alumni


Primary Resources

Primary resources will be added to throughout the year.



You can download National curriculum documents for each subject from the gov.uk website

These are websites which provide free resources to support you plan a range of subjects:

Here you can find resources and support with subject knowledge and planning of each subject:


Teaching English in Year 2
Expert teacher advice and examples from our partnership

Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing is an engaging teaching framework developed by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong. It is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version.

Talk for Writing provide free online resources including an overview of the process, case studies and resources to use in the classroom.

MCM Learning

Mark McCaughan provides free online resources on spelling, grammar, writing and talking.


At Literacy WAGOLL (What a Good one Looks Like) you can download a wide range of fiction and non fictions texts to use in the classroom.

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Resources
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a charity working with all those involved in teaching literacy in primary schools. Their work raises the achievement of children by helping schools to teach literacy more effectively and showing teachers how quality children’s literature can be placed at the heart of all learning (CLPE, 2018).

The CLPE CoreBooks resource offers free resources with texts from a range of perspectives.

CLPE also provide a range of free resources including poet and author videos for EYFS to Key Stage 3 to support planning and progression.

The UK Literacy Association provides resources, CPD, research and booklists for English teachers.

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When considering language use and evidence of grammar, above all, remember the Grammar Mantra:

  • What options were available?
  • Why was this one chosen?
  • What impact does it have on the audience?

Examples of Excellent GPS Teaching
Expert teacher advice and examples from our partnership:

Year 3

Preposition using text “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen

Clause and subordinate clause using text “The Wolves in the Walls” by Neil Gaiman

Conjunction using text “Alienography” by Chris Riddell

Year 4

Pronoun using text “Winston the Book Wolf” by Marni McGee and Ian Beck

Adverbial using text “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Determiner using text “How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients” by Adrian Dingle

A lesson to demonstrate contextualised grammar and assessment in Year 4: talking the text, use of rich texts, embedding grammar into writing, live marking and peer assessment

Year 5

Relative Clause and Relative Pronoun using the text “The boy in the Dress” by David Walliams

Parenthesis using the text “The Fantastic Mr Wani” by Kanako Usui

Modal Verbs using “I am Too Absolutely Small for School” by Lauren Child

Cohesion using text “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed” by Mo Willems

Year 6

Active and Passive using text “Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?” by Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth

Subject using text “My Dad” by Anthony Browne

Object using the text “The General” by Jane Charters and Michael Foreman

Synonyms & Antonyms using text “Big Box Little Box” by Caryl Hart and Edward Underwood

Information from The Buckinghamshire Grammar Project:


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Phonics in the Foundation Stage
Expert teacher advice and examples from our partnership

A range of films from the Department for Education about letters and sounds


Introduction to Phase one

Aspect 1: General sound discrimination- Environmental

Aspect 2: General sound discrimination- Instrumental

Aspect 3: General sound discrimination- Body Percussion

Aspect 4: Rhythm and Rhyme

Aspect 5: Alliteration


Teaching grapheme-phoneme correspondences: h,g,b

Practising grapheme recognition and recall

Practising oral blending and segmentation

Teaching and practising blending for reading

Teaching and practising segmentation for spelling

Teaching ‘tricky’ words

Articulation of phonemes


Practising the alphabet

Practising grapheme recogonition

Teaching grapheme-phoneme correspondences: sh, oa, ow, and practising oral blending

Teaching and practising blending for reading and segmentation for spelling

Practising and teaching ‘tricky’ words

Reading simple captions

Articulation of phonemes



CVCC oral segmentation and spelling

CVCC reading

Practising and teaching ‘tricky’ words

Practising grapheme recall and reading CVC words

Articulation of phonemes




Spelling options 1- Phoneme spotter

Spelling options 2- Word sort

Articulation of phonemes



Word study and spelling

Shared Writing


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  • Mathematics Guidance: Key Stage 1 and 2

In June 2020 the DfE produced non-statutory guidance that identifies the most important conceptual knowledge and understanding that pupils need as they progress from year 1 to year 6. The publication summarises the most important knowledge and understanding within each year group, referred to as ready-to-progress criteria, and important connections between these mathematical topics. There are publications for each year group which provides:

  • teaching guidance for each ready-to-progress criterion, including core mathematical representations, language structures and discussion of connections to other criteria
  • example assessment questions for each ready-to-progress criterion
  • guidance on the development of calculation and fluency
  • National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics –NCETM

This is an organisation that aims to raise levels of achievement in maths and to increase appreciation of the power and wonder of maths. It is a free to join and you will have access to a range of resources including materials to support mastery. These resources help teachers plans lessons and assess pupils’ understanding, together with marking and calculation guidance.

  • White Rose Maths

The White Rose team aim to build a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths in order to produce strong, secure learning and real progress. They provide a wide range of downloadable maths resources to support planning and assessment to help teachers and learners achieve excellence.

  • Maths No Problem

Maths No Problem is a series of textbooks and workbooks written to meet the requirements of the 2014 English national curriculum. On their web site you will find clear explanations and videos about the Maths Mastery approach, Singapore Maths, Bar Modelling and the importance of using the CPA approach.

  • Calculation Strategies

The maths team have created a number of screen casts to support your subject knowledge and understanding of the structures of calculation and a range of mental calculation strategies. Remember that it is important that you read your school’s Maths Policy and Calculation Policy to ensure that there is consistency of teaching.

Addition and Subtraction videos

Written subtraction using decomposition (column subtraction)


Subtraction as Partitioning


Near Doubling


Expanded and compact written addition






Written subtraction by finding the difference

Multiplication and Division videos

Multiplication structures


Division structures


Short Division


Grid multiplication


Enactive short division with exchange


Enactive short division


Division by chunking (rarely used now)

  • Stem Learning

Stem Learning primary science resource packages provide a useful starting point for you to plan and deliver science lessons. Resources are organised into topic area and year group and highlight common misconceptions and offer further suggestions for use in class.

  • Outstanding Science

This is a subscription science scheme which provides resources to support teaching science in school including many free resources for use in class.

  • Association for Science Education

The ASE is dedicated to supporting excellence in science teaching and learning and provides resources and  guidance on a range of subjects including outdoor learning and safety in the classroom under the “educational research” heading.

  • Explorify

Find creative science resources here designed to get children critically thinking like scientists. Free to sign up and organised under year group and science topics.

  • BBC video clips

These video clips support teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


  • Art at Gomersal Primary school

Read how specialist art teacher Mandy Barrett at a primary school in West Yorkshire has developed the teaching of art in her school. The article includes links to many projects across all year groups which will support planning.

  • BBC video clips

These video clips support teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

  • The National Association for Art and Design in Education

The NSEAD promote art, craft and design education. Their website has a range of free resources to support planning and subject knowledge.

  • Access Art

Access Art have a wide range of visual arts resources which help inspire teaching, learning and practice.


  • BBC video clips

These video clips support teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

  • Historical Association

The Historical Association provides free resources and curriculum and planning guidance for primary teachers.


  • Royal Geographical Society

The RGS provides guidance and support in developing high quality primary geography teaching and has resources to support field work in KS1 and KS2.

  • Geographical Association

The Geographical Association provides teaching resources and guidance for primary teachers.

  • BBC video clips

These video clips support teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


  • Code.org

This is nonprofit organisation dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools, Code.org’s vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. They also organise the annual Hour of Code campaign and are supported by donors including Amazon, Facebook and Google.


  • The PE Shed

This website provides many free resources designed to make Physical Education teaching simple, fun and engaging.

  • School Sport and Activity Action Plan

The government has developed an action plan which outlines a range of new measures to strengthen the role of sport within a young person’s daily routine and explains how teachers and parents can play their part. It promotes a joined-up approach to physical activity and mental well-being, starting in September 2020.

  • afPE

The Association for PE  develops physical education related policy, provides resources and promotes the subject in a variety of forums. Their website also includes Coronavirus guidance and support.

  • BBC video clips

These video clips support teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


  • The ISM Trust

The ISM trust was created in 2014 to advance education, the arts and to promote health. They have commissioned a practical toolkit to help primary teachers spread the magic of music through their curriculum.

  • Music Mark

Music Mark support quality education for all children and young people. They have provided a selection of home learning resources for EYFS and primary teachers.

  • BBC Primary Music

These wide range of resources provide opportunities to sing, take part in music activities, appraise music and have suggestions for composition included in the Teacher’s Notes.

  • BBC video clips

These video clips support teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


  • The Design and Technology Association

This association supports planning by explaining how DT education involves two important elements – learning about the designed and made world and how things work, and learning to design and make functional products for particular purposes and users. It describes how projects can be planned using three core activities and provides some free resources to support teaching DT in the classroom.

  • BBC video clips

These video clips support teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


  • Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education

The new curriculum will be compulsory from September 2020. All the guidance and resources are available on this government website. An article from Discovery Education by RSE consultant Rebecca Jennings, describes how the new curriculum will help children to learn to respect society’s diversity and to know that love, care and support characterises a family.

  • PHSE Association

On this website you will find advice to support you deliver effective PHSE lessons and a resource library which includes guidance and lesson plans on teaching about mental health and emotional well-being

  • BBC video clips

These video clips support teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

  • LGBT

Resources for primary schools from the website The Proud Trust

Resources, toolkits and advice  for primary schools from  the website Stonewall


  • Light Bulb Languages

Light Bulb Languages is a site with many language resources suitable for teaching languages to primary pupils.

  • BBC video clips

These video clips support the teaching of French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish in KS2.


  • RE:Online

You will find free resources sorted under headings of religion, theme, key stage and type of resources.


The National Association of Teachers of Religious Education supports RE teachers in all education settings. They provide resources and curriculum guidance  into the practice of RE in primary schools.

  • BBC video clips

These video clips support teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


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