Tes elements

Tes elements is a subscription package that provides a vast library of easy-to-use interactive and printable teaching resources perfect for KS1 and KS2- everything you need to bring the primary curriculum to life!

You'll find some handy FAQs below for setting up and using your Tes elements subscription.

If you require any further assistance then please contact help@tes.com or call 0203 194 3164 (Opening hours Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm, Sat 9am - 1pm GMT).

Getting started

Where do I access my Tes elements content?

If you are a subscriber to Tes elements, simply visit www.tes.com/teaching-resources/hub/elements to explore all the resources available in your subscription.

How do I play the interactive games and activities?

Once you click through to a specific pack you will land on a Tes resources page.

Click 'View all files' and you will see a list of attachments that are all part of that resource.

Some of these attachments are 'interactive' and will play immediately in the browser when clicked on; other attachments can be 'Worksheet' 'Presentation' or 'Other' and these will download onto your computer when clicked on.

How do I download supporting files and materials?

Once you click through to a specific pack you will land on a Tes resources page.

Click 'View all files' and you will see a list of attachments that are all part of that resource.

Some of these attachments are 'Worksheet' 'Presentation' or 'Other' and these will download onto your computer when clicked on; some attachments are 'Interactive' and will play immediately in the browser when clicked on.

My subscription

How do I subscribe to Tes elements?

We have subscription packages for individuals and for schools. 

For more information about subscribing, visit https://www.tes.com/store/elements

Do I get all new content automatically?

Any new content and resources we release into Tes elements will be leveled at either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. What content you get will be dependent on what subscription type you have.

Of course, if you have a Key Stage 1&2 subscription then you will be able to access everything!

Sharing with students

How can I share interactives with my class?

At any time after you’ve purchased or subscribed to a resource containing interactives, you can launch an activity and copy its URL.

That URL can then be used away from the Tes site, without log on, at any time, for three months. That means pupils can use the activity in school, at home (or even on the bus) – just by going to that URL.

You can do this with as many of the activities as you like.

Why is my URL for playing an interactive not working?

If you have shared or been given a link to a paid-for interactive file, please note that for security purposes this link will be valid for 3 months after the point of issue. After this date your link will no longer work.

If you are the owner of the resource, please log in to your Tes account and view the resource. When you select and play the interactive you can copy the URL from the browser window and share this. This link will now be valid for another 3 months.

If you are the recipient of the sharing link, please contact the teacher who shared the resource with you originally.