You’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects on the BBC website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
New Maths and English lessons will be available every day for all ages. These will be created with resources from Bitesize, other parts of the BBC and other education providers. The content of these lessons will be backed up by new videos, practice tests, educational games and articles. Regular lessons on other core subjects, including science, will also be available. Parents and Carers can get advice on how to teach anyone who is home-schooling and the Bitesize website will also have guides for pupils with SEN (special educational needs).
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. 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.
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 your other needs, in what is likely to be a confusing and worrying time for many young people as we continue to live in lockdown.
Lessons can be found on BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and on the BiteSize website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Reading at home
* All children develop a love of reading and acquire the skills needed to become lifelong learners
Reading is essential for children to become successful in school as well as later in life. At this time, we want to ensure our children are still able to read a rage of stories from home. On this page you will find downloadable books and links to eBooks that can be accessed at home, giving our children a chance to read a variety of texts.
Below are folders with downloadable books organised age appropriately. However, if children would like to read books from the any of the folders they can.
- These stories have been downloaded from:
Please use the links below to access and download eBooks free of charge, specially chosen for children in primary school:
- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ – read stories straight from the eBook library that caters for children between 3-11 years
- https://www.storylineonline.net/ – Select a story and listen to somebody read it to you.
- http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleSearchCategory?ilang=English – search the international library for different genres and languages.
- https://openlibrary.org/ – this online library has over a million books to choose from. – Excellent for older children
- https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-Childrens-eBooks/zgbs/digital-text/155009011/ref=zg_bs/142-8348945-4080808?_encoding=UTF8&tf=1 – download or order books for free
- https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/free-ebooks/nook-books/kids/_/N-ry0Z8qaZtu1 – order free books online categorised by your child’s age
- http://mrsp.com/ – stream classic stories read to you online
- http://www.magickeys.com/books/ – books for younger readers
- *Please be aware you may need to create an account to access them, but they are still free.*
To access daily phonics lessons from home please use the following link:
For access to banded books that match the bad your child reads at school follow the link below: