2022/2023 Service Definition

Discovery Education Resources

About the Service

We are pleased to offer schools access to a range of online interactive educational classroom resources, including specially discounted rates for subscriptions to:

What are the benefits?

Discovery Education Espresso

Open doorways to a whole new experience for teaching and learning with exciting real-world content, personalisation tools, a unique creation and collaboration space and instructional strategies built to meet teachers' needs. With a fresh new look and the tools schools have been asking for, Espresso provides everything you need to create an enriching experience for all pupils, wherever the learning is taking place.

Discovery Education Espresso is suitable for Foundation to Year 6 pupils and makes lessons memorable, saves teachers' time and strengthens pupils' learning and understanding.

  • Search: Save time finding lesson materials and resources
  • Discover: Access ready-curated curriculum resources
  • Personalise: Collect, save and retrieve your favourite resources
  • Present: Create, collaborate and display lesson materials
  • Assign: Assign resources to pupils and monitor progress
  • Track: Check pupils’ understanding by creating quizzes
  • Develop: Learn new ways to use digital resources effectively
  • Support: Manage your pupils’ blended learning experiences

With Discovery Education Coding, pupils will gain a secure understanding of coding concepts like algorithms, sequences and variables - as well as developing computational thinking skills through decomposition, logical reasoning and problem-solving. Explanatory videos help make complex concepts simple and provide visual illustrations and examples of what pupils need to achieve in each lesson. Over 100 lesson plans for your school's coding lessons including a quick overview, learning objectives, success criteria, vocabulary and key questions to ask pupils.

Discovery Health and Relationships provides an all-in-one digital programme that covers the complete set of Relationships and Health Education objectives for primary schools. User-friendly resources for Years 1-6 use real-life, child-led scenarios to engage children, making teaching PSHE easy, fun and relevant. Written by subject-expert teachers, this new resource includes a variety of activity types, age-appropriate resources and comprehensive support that will enable all teachers to confidently deliver on the new curriculum requirements.

Discovery STEM Connect brings out your pupils’ creativity while guiding them to develop and apply knowledge and skills from science, maths, design and technology to important real-world challenges. STEM Connect offers a suite of resources for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, designed to be used flexibly either within timetabled lessons, or in after-school STEM clubs. Hands-on tasks and challenges also shed light on different STEM careers, helping pupils identify future professions.

What's Included?

Service Features

Feature Description

Discovery Education Espresso

Whether you are looking for core curriculum content or resources to support topics Espresso features thousands of videos, interactive activities, worksheets, images, sounds and augmented reality resources are grouped into curriculum-themes to support lessons across the whole school.

Teachers are able to:

  • Customise how their Espresso content is organised to be specific to their individual needs,
  • Create, collaborate and present with Studio, a flexible presentation tool for teachers and pupils  
  • Share and assign lessons or resources to classes, groups or individual pupils
  • Create quizzes and creative learning tasks 
  • Seamlessly deliver lessons whether pupils are in person or online. 

Professional learning tools are also easy to access within Discovery Education Experience: 

  • A ‘What works well’ area will bring together a selection of resources created by educational practitioners to help teachers get the very best out of the Espresso digital resources whether staff are teaching in-person or remotely. 
  • All subscribers will have access to ‘SOS Instructional Strategies’, enabling teachers to create engaging active learning experiences with digital media.  

Discovery Education Coding

Discovery Education Coding provides complete support for teaching coding in primary schools. Pupils will gain secure understanding of coding concepts like algorithms, sequences and variables as well as developing computational thinking skills through decomposition, logical reasoning and problem solving.

Video tutorials present the code that pupils will learn and highlight correct terminology. And best of all, pupils and teachers alike will be able to demonstrate their creativity by creating their own apps and sharing them with their classmates and colleagues.

Teachers can:

  • Share and assign coding resources to classes or individual pupils
  • Seamlessly deliver lessons whether pupils are in person or online
  • Save planning time with comprehensive lesson plans and teacher support resources
  • Experience a fresh new interface and more intuitive workflow through lessons
  • Showcase pupils’ creativity by sharing the apps and games they’ve created.
Discovery Education Health and Relationships

Discovery Health and Relationships provides an all-in-one digital programme that covers the complete set of Relationships and Health Education objectives for primary schools. The module is available on Discovery Experience and provides teachers with access to the following high-quality resources:

  • Child-led, scenario-based videos
  • Lesson frameworks
  • Printable resources
  • End to end curriculum planning
  • Detailed teacher guidance
  • Support with parental communication
Discovery Education STEM Connect

STEM Connect offers a suite of resources for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, designed to be used flexibly either within timetabled lessons, or in after-school STEM clubs. Hands-on tasks and challenges also shed light on different STEM careers, helping pupils identify future professions. The enquiry process is at the heart of STEM Connect, presenting relevant problems the next generation will have to solve.

Each unit is structured to encourage pupils to:

  • Ask questions to understand the precise nature of the challenge presented.
  • Plan how to conduct investigations to build knowledge and check assumptions.
  • Design solutions, iterate and evaluate their effectiveness

The context for each challenge is set through videos, image galleries and fact-files, while worksheets guide pupils through the hands-on activities. This service is offered as discounted modules (further discounts for bundles of 3 or more) for:

  • Key Stage 1
  • Lower Key Stage 2
  • Upper key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
Active Kids do Better Available to all Espresso user schools Active Kids do Better contains ready-to-go videos to model quick activities that are great for settling children at the start of class or energising them throughout the day helping to meet the Government’s target of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/