Engineering Fairy Tales are a range of STEM stories and challenges to help children understand about the world of engineering and develop their teamwork and creative problem-solving skills.
These free resources have been developed by a range of trusted providers, including those involved in the Primary Fund.
They each support different aspects of schools’ career-related learning. If you are unsure where to start, then the quiz provides a starting point to help you reflect on your school’s current strengths and areas for development.
Whether your school is just starting out on this journey, has made a start or already has an extensive programme in place, here are some tips and resources for you to consider, to help fully embed career-related learning in your setting.
Workshop aims to inform parents of the ways in which the labour market is predicted to change and the importance of having an entrepreneurial mind-set.
Guide for teachers on how to record interviews with professional guests and how to edit those interviews for uploading to school websites.
Series of interviews with professionals are led by primary children in Folkestone and presented in a podcast format.
Resources to support Careers Related Learning across the primary phase, to support and enhance workplace visits and employer encounters.
An introduction to Careers Related Learning in primary schools, including a presentation for staff, and introduction for parents, and various activities to get familiar with the language of CRL and skills.
An opportunity for Cornish primary-aged children to get handson and explore the career possibilities associated with a large local employer.
Lessons designed to help teachers get the most out of employee encounters, whether these encounters involve hosting a visitor in school, or visiting employees in their workplace.
A taster of the pre-recorded resources on the Primary Futures portal that can be slotted into your timetable with minimal planning and still give children a chance to meet fascinating volunteers from the world of work.
20-minute interactive video with accompanying teacher guide and learning activities aimed at children aged 5-8, children consider what a florist or a builder might look like before meeting Jonathan the celebrity florist and Kimberley in construction.
Volunteers reveal what it is like working in an industry dominated by the opposite gender as well as the skills that make them good at their jobs.
Two activity plans, which teachers can deliver with volunteers from the world of work. These activities will broaden children’s horizons and link what they are learning in school to the wider world.
Printable worksheet that pupils in Year 3 to Year 6 complete to reflect on their learning following a careers related learning activity that focused on S.T.E.M. careers.
Resources support schools in developing their literacy and career-related learning provision.
Pack to help teachers to personalise career-related learning for their pupils.
A simple video-led resource for teacher CPD. Resources are designed to give teachers the skills and confidence to build a simple Google Site for their school.
Make sure everyone knows which way you’re heading: ensure all stakeholders understand you career-related learning programme by using this template to present it in a visual way.
Resources contain accessible ‘how to’ guides for teachers, looking at practical ways to implement the principles of effective career-related learning.
How one school used the Primary Futures portal to meet their specific objectives for raising aspirations.
A menu of case studies.
20 activities designed to engage primary pupils in STEM subjects linked to General Practice.
Complete with animations introducing each activity.