New Year teaching resources

Take a look at our lovely collection of free teaching resources focused on the upcoming new year and featuring calendars, poetry, goal setting and plenty of celebrations – all shared by teachers, for teachers.

New Year resources

Culture/ History New Year intro

  • A PowerPoint to discuss the meaning of new year and new year’s resolutions

New Year around the world

  • A lovely poster display of children holding hands around the world to prompt a discussion on cultural differences and similarities.

EAL worksheet: My Christmas and New Year

  • A reading activity with an accompanying writing template for pupils to fill in.


New Year resolution goal sheet

  • A sheet to use for new year’s resolutions and wishes for self and the wider community, also to set a goal for the coming term.

New Year’s Resolutions assembly pack

  • Help your pupils to reflect on the meaning of the new year, and the opportunities it presents, with this assembly pack.

New Year acrostic poem template

  • A simple and colourful acrostic poem template for ‘new year’.


Recycling your Christmas cards

  • A PowerPoint about recycling after Christmas.

What happens to papers and magazines when you recycle?

  • A lovely, short video clip on the process of recycling.

Recyling PowerPoint

  • An interactive PowerPoint that looks at recycling on a basic level.

Cultural Festivals

Kwanzaa festival 26th Dec - 1st Jan

  • Information sheet on the African American Kwanzaa celebration.

French King’s Day song + PP (La Fête des Rois )

  • A presentation combining information and a story about this French celebration that takes place in January; ends with a song.

New term, new targets

Understand targets (short / long term goals)

  • A tutorial activity to help pupils understand the difference between long-term and short-term targets.

SMART target resources

  • A PowerPoint tutorial on how to set SMART targets.

Using calendars

Using calendars – to help your pupils at the start of a new year

  • Show your pupils how to use calendars with this handy resource.

Developing literacy skills with calendars

  • A set of calendar worksheets with opportunities to talk about the season, the weather and special days.

Colouring templates for calendars

  • Four different ‘colouring in’ templates to use as a calendar for any year.