Picture of Chinese New Year Ox

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your classroom, why not check out these education packs – they’re all available in English and Welsh.

Chinese Year of the Ox 2021

According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, we enter the Year of the Ox on 12 February 2021.This education pack will help teachers, pupils, and parents learn more about this important spring festival and explore Chinese culture.

Children can read a version of the traditional story of the New Year Race, create shadow puppets of the main characters and make a traditional Chinese lantern.

The pack is suitable for primary years and adaptable for early secondary years and older. 

These resources were created with the support of the UCL IOE Confucius Institute for Schools 

We’re always thrilled to see photos and videos of our resources being used. Share and tag us on our British Council Wales Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels using #YearOfTheOx.

The Great Languages Challenge

Our Great Languages Challenge activity sheets are fun ways to learn about language and culture in your classroom. 

The activity sheets encourage pupils to find out facts about another country, learn new phrases in another language, and to learn about foods, sport, music, and songs in other cultures. 

There are activity sheets for French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Arabic and Welsh. 

  • Age suitability:  7 – 11 years, 11 – 14 years
  • Curriculum links:  Modern languages

The Windrush and Migration 

This pack contains ideas for discussion around migration. It focuses on the Windrush migration in 1948, celebrating the contribution that Caribbean migrants have made to the prosperity of Britain.

  • Age suitability: 4 – 7 years,  7 – 11 years, 11 - 14 years
  • Curriculum links: Art, PHSE/Citizenship, English, History

Rivers of the World

This pack contains river themed cross-curricular lesson ideas, aimed at upper primary and lower secondary students.

Patagonia 150

The Patagonia 150 education resource will help schools teach their pupils about Wales and Y Wladfa, the Welsh settlement in Patagonia. The resource is designed for KS2 and KS3 pupils.

The resource was commissioned by the Welsh Government and produced by educational publishers Atebol Press.

* This resource is also available in Spanish.

Shakespeare Lives 

This pack was created by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Specially designed to encourage learning across the curriculum, the resource is split into five key themes; Leadership and Power, Family and Relationships, Identity and Equality, Fate and Destiny, Justice and Rules.

• Age suitability: 7 – 11 years, 11 – 14 years

Double Club Football themed language resources

Language teachers and their pupils will enjoy working with these football themed education packs. Developed by Welsh Government in partnership with the Welsh Football Association and supported by British Council Wales, the packs will catch the attention of football mad youngsters! 

*The football packs are also available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.