Primary Materials

Primary 3
Here are just some of the materials currently available for Mandarin learning in primary schools. We hope you enjoy them!

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

BC Snakes & Dragons pack


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.

The British Museum is a site developed by The British Museum for Key Stage 2 learning (ages 7-11 years).
BM Ancient China
The Staff Room page gives an overview of the site and the types of resources. Topics include: Crafts and Artisans, Geography, Time, Tombs and Ancestors, and Writing.


China Mr is a large collection with some very good resources on Chinese history and culture.

More to come

We are working to bring you more primary teaching resources.  Watch this space!

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