Primary School activities (5-11)

image of studentsWe have developed a range of innovative activities that are fun and engaging, designed to introduce primary aged pupils to the idea of Higher Education, in a variety of ways.

The activities from our faculties and departments as well as local and national partners offer primary aged children the chance to learn about different subjects and the opportunities that university study offers.

We also have free resources for teachers and parents to use to support hands-on learning in the classroom.

Use the tabs below to find out more about our Primary School offer.

Sheffield Volunteering

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Sheffield Volunteering at the University of Sheffield's Students' Union facilitates a wide range of student volunteering in local primary schools. Our students are always keen to share their time and skills with local children.

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Resources and activities

image of studentsAccess resources for the classroom, videos and information from across the University of Sheffield.

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Cool to be Clever Club

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This innovative project, in partnership with Sheffield High School, works with the children from Year 5 right through to the end of Year 6 from 13 selected Primary Schools in the South East of Sheffield.

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Kroto Family Education Foundation

image of buckyballDiscuss atoms and molecules with your pupils and even have a go at building ‘Buckyballs'. Use our fantastic ‘Buckyball Science Series Videos’.

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Higher Education Progression Partnership

HEOP LogoSome of our primary activity is delivered through the Higher Education Progression Partnership (HEPP). HEPP is a jointly funded by Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield and works across the Sheffield City Region to encourage more children and young people to consider higher education opportunities. These opportunities will be advertised on the HEPP Hub.

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HEPP's UniHEroes

UniHEroes LogoHepp’s 'UniHEroes' programme works with pupils in years 5 and 6 and aims to increase their understanding of and aspirations to Higher Education.

For more details contact hepp@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 2786

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

AMRC LogoThe Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre STEM and Outreach Coordinators can work with schools to create a bespoke programme of activities. This could include coding clubs, robotics, 3D printing/rapid prototyping, virtual and augmented reality. They can also offer group tours around many of the AMRC buildings such as Factory 2050, Design and Prototyping and Factory of the Future. Our STEM coordinators are happy to discuss a schools individual needs and work with you to promote your schools STEM agenda.

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The Confucius Institute

Confucius picture of lanternsThe Confucius Institute provides support to local primary schools to help their pupils learn about Chinese Culture, Mandarin Chinese as well as the study of China across all areas of school curriculum. 

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