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 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 pack (for Chinese New Year 2014)
- Mid-Autumn Festival pack (for Mid-Autumn Festival 2013)
- Snakes & Dragons pack (for Chinese New Year 2013)
|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.
The British Museum
www.ancientchina.co.uk is a site developed by The British Museum for Key Stage 2 learning (ages 7-11 years).
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.
www.china.mrdonn.org/ 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: