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14 useful primary teaching resource websites

Teaching is one of the toughest and yet most rewarding jobs out there. We’re sure any teacher would agree, and one of the trickiest parts of the job is lesson planning. You’ve got to create something fun, engaging, and make sure that it sticks to the curriculum. 


How are you supposed to achieve this in the evenings after work or on a busy weekend? Well, the good news is that you aren’t alone – there are loads of fantastic teaching resource websites that will help you keep classroom life more organised. Let’s check out the best ones. 


#1 Primary Resources 


Online since 1998, this is one of the best and oldest teaching resources for primary school teachers in the UK. The website might be a little dated, but it’s free and easy to use. 


#2 Twinkl


With school and individual memberships available, this is a great teaching resource for those who want to add a little creativity to their primary lesson plans. Plus, they all have star ratings from other users to help you figure out which is best. 


#3 Teachit Primary


There are free and paid resources on this website, making it a great help for teachers who might need a little push to find the perfect lesson plan. It’s pretty versatile and has a great support system for any teachers who might be struggling. 


#4 Free Teaching Resources 


Offering teachers access to a massive selection of free primary teaching resources, this is the perfect place to go if you need quick inspiration and to save money. 


#5 UCL Teaching Resources 


University College London has been incredibly helpful and put together this excellent teaching resource pack to help primary teachers that might be struggling with their lessons. 


#6 Sparkle Box 


Another free resource, this offers thousands of teaching resources to primary teachers. The best part is that it doesn’t cost a penny and it could really help boost your classes. 


#7 Web Anywhere 


Offering an expansive range of free teaching resources, the aim of this company is to help broaden your horizons and create quality classes that students will be engrossed by. 


#8 Scholastic Resource Bank


Ever the advocates for education, the resource bank is completely free to use and packed with vital information that will help teachers and students alike when creating better content for primary school classes. 


#9 STEM Learning 


STEM Learning is offering access to loads of free teaching resources for primary school teachers, helping their students to become more involved in the world of science and technology. 


#10 UK Safer Internet 


Not only do they provide great free resources for IT classes in primary schools, they also have plenty of great activities that help to teach children the importance of safety online.


#11 National Literacy Trust 


This website offers a collection of free and paid primary teaching resources, helping to improve student understanding of the English language and help kids get back into the greatest pastime of all – a good book. 


#12 National Geographic 


National Geographic actually have a pretty well-thought-out selection of classroom activities that are suited to a range of age groups. It’s a great way to get them to learn about the world and the planet. 


#13 National Gallery of Art 


The resources here aren’t just great for students, but they also help the teachers to understand a deeper and more empathetic connection with the artwork of their students. 




Bringing human rights to the classroom, UNICEF has created a fantastic set of teaching resources that help children understand more about citizenship, nationality, and the fact that we aren’t that different. It’s all about acceptance and understanding. 


Wrapping up 

With so many incredible teaching resource websites to check out, you’re sure to be spoiled for choice. Every single website here has been designed to help you make the most of your spare time, ensuring you plan lessons that keep your students engaged while teaching them vital information from the curriculum. 

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