BBC Bitesize - daily lessons
From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of their website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
They have worked with colleagues in other parts of the BBC and education experts from around the UK to make sure everyone who needs it can access learning resources during this uncertain time. You can also expect some of it to be delivered by well-known faces.
Lessons on screen
BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service will host Bitesize Daily. These are six different 20 minute shows, each designed to target a specific age group, from ages five to 14, and for pupils throughout the UK. Experts and teachers will be involved, covering what should be learned that day for the different year groups and key stages. Maths, Science and English will be covered in dedicated programmes, and other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art will also be covered.
For older students, BBC Four is also joining forces with Red Button for evening programmes to support the GCSE and A Level curriculum.
Listen and learn
In addition, BBC Sounds is also launching separate podcasts, aimed at either primary or secondary pupils, to support everyone learning at home. The daily shows, each around 10 minutes long, will link with content on Bitesize which supports education and also other needs, in what is likely to be a confusing and worrying time for many young people as we continue to live in lockdown.
Bitesize also has an app. This will be providing daily lessons for 14 to 16 year olds. Find out more about the app https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zgd682p
Into Film have opened up some of their resources for free. There are activities for both primary and secondary school age children that revolve around the film industry – including review-writing guides, filmmaking skills and storyboarding – to enhance the children’s creativity. There are also prizes if the projects are submitted to the Into Film website.
You can find quizzes and games too.
Find out more here: https://www.intofilm.org/news- and-views/articles/activities-for-young-people-to- do-at-home
The RSPCA have a wide range of resources for parents to download which can help teach children about various wild, working and farm animals and compassion. There are plenty of quizzes and interactive games available. All the resources are educational so can fit in with the schoolwork but are also fun and engaging.
There are lesson plans for early years, primary and secondary ages so there is something for all children.
For more information, and to access the resources, visit: https://education.rspca.org.uk/home-resources
Oti Mabuse Dance Class
Age range: All
At 11.30 every day this week, Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse is live-streaming dance classes suitable for all age groups on her YouTube channel and via her Instagram page. Along with her dance partner, and husband, Marius Lepure, the pair will be teaching steps from famous dances as well as choreographing new routines. Monday’s lesson was themed around the idea of washing your hands and can be watched again on YouTube.