Primary Materials

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Here are just some of the materials currently available for Mandarin learning in primary schools. We hope you enjoy them!

Primary Toolkit

In August 2019 we launched our very own Primary Mandarin Toolkit. This is completely free to access and contains:

  • Practical advice on how to introduce Mandarin as a new subject in your school;
  • Simple and effective resources to use in the classroom;
  • Programmes of Study;
  • Guidance on how to help children progress through KS1 and KS2, and how to prepare them for KS3 Mandarin;
  • Links to recommended apps, websites and blogs.

Schemes of Work

Primary SOW imgVisit 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.

What’s included?
Lesson plans, assembly plans, activities and supporting materials
Upper primary school
Free to download


Pinterest primary screenshotFollow 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 BlogsPicture1

Rosendale Primary School

Robin Hood Primary School

Highgate Primary

Anchorsholme Primary

Braehead Primary School


BBC Schools Primary Mandarin

How do I learn Chinese?

Creative Chinese


Fun Fun Elmo Mandarin

Groovi Pauli

Does your primary school teach Chinese?  We’d love to hear from you: