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Resources | Published 5 January, 2011

Primary lesson plans

Find primary lesson plans for core subjects and key stages on TES Resources. There are thousands of ideas for teaching and useful activities for the classroom. These educational resources have been uploaded and shared by the teaching community, so please do add your rating; we value your feedback and this ensures that you can find the best resources quickly and easily.

Our primary resource collections have been selected and categorised by our subject specialists and contain a range of resources, such as Teachers TV primary videos, national curriculum reform and behaviour and classroom management ideas.

Primary lesson plans - Core subjects

KS1 English lesson plans

Year 1 KS1 English planning strategies, curriculum framework guidelines and creative ways to introduce all primary subject areas from phonics to homework and spelling guides.

KS2 English lesson plans

Topical KS2 English activities, identifying similarities and differences between fictional and non-fictional characters to narrative poetry.


KS1 maths lesson plans

KS1 maths planning for Year 1 and 2, learning objectives, mental arithmetic, starter activities, assessment for learning and examples of plenary activities

KS2 maths lesson plans

Fun ways to teach fractions, decimals and percentages. Interactive KS2 maths whiteboard activities to encourage pupils to develop their problem solving skills.


KS1 science lesson plans

Science investigation cards, science worksheets to download and a range of planning ideas for science lessons in Year 1.

KS2 science lesson plans

Have fun with magnets, explore earth and space and strengthen cross-curricular learning with creative KS2 science activities.


KS1 art and design lesson plans

Colour-mixing resources, collage activities and topical craft projects uploaded by art and design teachers.

KS2 art and design lesson plans

Creative art and design activities and lessons that cross over to other subject areas on the national curriculum.


KS1 citizenship lesson plans

Cross-curricular citizenship lesson planning for 5- to 7-year-olds, including activity sheets, stories and events relevant to different cultures.

KS2 citizenship lesson plans

PowerPoint presentations, card-sorts and classroom worksheets, as well as KS2 citizenship activities and lesson plans.


KS1 French lesson plans

Find resources on a variety of topics, including popular French songs and rhymes, as well as tips on learning and remembering the French alphabet.

KS2 French lesson plans

French resources for teaching MFL at key stage 2, including units on pocket money, food, colours and topical lessons for a range of events.


KS1 geography lesson plans

KS1 geography resources to encourage critical thinking and understanding the environment as well as cross-curricular topic planning.

KS2 geography lesson plans

Easily adaptable KS2 geography planning strategies for different ages and abilities including enquiry questions about the environment we live in.


KS1 history lesson plans

Cross-curricular KS1 history planning guides on topics such as castles, pirates and the Romans amongst a variety of adaptable history resources.

KS2 history lesson plans

Planning guidelines for topics from the Ancient Greeks to the Tudors, as well as interactive whiteboard presentations and worksheets.


KS1 music lesson plans

A broad selection of creative KS1 Music resources with links to other curriculum areas such as science. Pupils can recognise and explore sounds, make music and identify different instruments in these lessons.

KS2 music lesson plans

Attractive music displays and songs to learn with your class, keywords, world music lessons and music for special occasions.


KS1 physical education lesson plans

From behaviour and safety expectations to multi-skill agility development suggestions, try these preparation ideas and ways to differentiate KS1 PE.

KS2 physical education lesson plans

Sports Day ideas, whole class games to play, primary PE schemes of work and lesson plans for gymnastics and sports.


KS1 PSHE lesson plans

Ideas for meeting your new class, transition resources continuous provision plans and interactive whiteboard lessons.

KS2 PSHE lesson plans

KS2 friendship and peer pressure learning resources and teaching guides looking at issues faced by children and young people today.


KS1 religious education lesson plans

RE topic planning around religious celebrations and KS1 RE classroom activities for a basic understanding of right and wrong.

KS2 religious education lesson plans

Find resources to open debates about topics such as religion and science. You can also download guides and plans for teachers approaching world religions, as well as interactive presentations about Bible stories.

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