Here are just some of the materials currently available for Mandarin learning in primary schools. We hope you enjoy them!
Schemes of Work
Visit the Primary Programme of Study page to download 12 units (72 lessons) originally drafted by James Trapp and Jill Shepherd and subsequently updated as part of the HSBC Mandarin Chinese for Primary Schools Project.
Chinese New Year celebration resources: presentations, activities and materials
Here are some presentations kindly provided by Anne Martin, to introduce China, Chinese language, and Chinese New Year to Primary schools.
British Council Schools Online
UCL IOE CI have been working with the British Council co-authoring primary school education packs for teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture.
- Year of the Pig (For Chinese New Year 2019)
- Year of the Dog (For Chinese New Year 2018)
- Year of the Rooster (For Chinese New Year 2017)
- Year of the Monkey (For Chinese New Year 2016)
- Year of the Sheep (for Chinese New Year 2015)
- Year of the Horse (for Chinese New Year 2014)
|Lesson plans, assembly plans, activities and supporting materials
Upper primary school
Free to download
Follow our Pinterest board for primary school Mandarin Chinese to see more great resources at a glance.
We will continue adding to this collection over time so please return to see what’s new.
Schools Websites and Blogs
Does your primary school teach Chinese? We’d love to hear from you: