Primary Resources

Teaching resources ideal for use with primary school students at key stages one and two.


We Are All Born Free


This picture book illustrating the 30 rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a great way to think about how we all live together, and should respect each others’ rights.

KS2/3 | 60 Mins | Group

An activity that explores the ways that people support and help us in different parts of our lives.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

A picture book that raises questions about ‘fitting in’, and the way we support or ignore people who join us.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led

by Ben Morley 2009 Tamarind ISBN: 978-1848530034
This steady, kind story helps key stage 2 children move forward in their empathy and understanding of asylum seekers and is a perfect way to gently open discussion around the refugee crisis. We often use the beginning and end of this book to start a conversation in the classroom and we have known teachers use it with Key Stage 3 pupils.

by Eric Carle 2010 Puffin ISBN: 978-01413322031
The Bad-Tempered Ladybird, by Eric Carle tells the story of a ladybird who does not want to share his aphids, with the distinctive images that Carle is famous for.

by Jonathan Emmett & Nathan Reed 2004 Harper Collins ISBN: 978-0007141210
What Friends do Best is a story about perseverance, sharing and friendship. The school system increasingly recognises and rewards individual achievements. Sometimes however, there are things that are much harder to achieve working alone than they are if working together with others.

Being new


An activity which explores how a student, who is new to a school, perhaps having moved from a different part of the country, or even within the same city, feels about their experience. It is also helpful for students to consider the feelings of those new to an environment, and ways they can welcome them.
All Key Stages | 30 / 60 Mins | Teacher led / Group / Individual

A participatory activity exploring the local, national and global scales of where we live, based on the Geoscapes activity.

KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led



Using the popular Britkid website, this activity focuses on the different views that we may each have of where we live, and the relationship between identity and place.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Individual

A fun and participatory activity that allows learners to discover the connections between themselves.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

An activity that uses the ‘message in a bottle’ metaphor to engage learners in thinking about what their place means to them.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Individual

Stories about place


Using stories to help learners explore the way people think and feel about where they live.

KS2/3 | 30 Mins | Teacher led