Lockdown Learning: How BBC Bitesize can help you learn on TV and online in 2021

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Lockdown Learning: How BBC Bitesize can help you learn on TV and online in 2021

 

As a third national lockdown is under way, the BBC is bringing hundreds of educational resources together to help with home-schooling.

Whether on TV, online or on social media, we have lots of brilliant content to help you learn at home.

On TV

  • Starting on Monday 11 January, CBBC will broadcast three hours of primary school programmes from 9am every weekday. They will include BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other much-loved shows with an educational twist, such as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and more.

  • Secondary students will be able to watch two hours of programmes supporting the curriculum on BBC Two every weekday. These will be complemented by drama adaptations, as well as relevant BBC science, history and factual programmes.

  • Bitesize Daily Primary and Secondary will also air every day on BBC Red Button, and episodes will be available on demand on BBC iPlayer.

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvryp4j

Online

Of course, BBC Bitesize is here with lots of easy-to-follow lessons for home learning, as well as collections of resources for all ages.

Primary kids at home?

Help them keep up with our straightforward lessons in Maths and English. Developed by educational consultants, these Learning at Home lessons are curriculum-based and self-contained.

Go to the BBC Bitesize homepage, click on Start a Lesson, and choose your year group.

You can also get stuck in with collections of educational resources hand-picked from BBC Bitesize and the wider BBC, including collections for other subjects such as Science, History and Geography. Our best Primary content is organised by topic or theme to make it easy for you to find.

Just pick the year group and subject to get started.

For Years 7-9/S1-S3 we have some collections of resources hand-picked from BBC Bitesize and the wider BBC organised by topic.

Pick your year group and subject to get started.

Do you have teenagers in Year 10 or 11?

Help them stay on top of their studies with our GCSE revision guides.

They can also find support and advice on their well-being on Bitesize Support.

On social media

Bitesize’s social media channels will also be there to help. Our Facebook and Twitter accounts focus on parents and teachers, where information including TV schedules will be shared. There will also be articles for parents on supporting their kids learning from home.

Teenage students can still enjoy our Instagram and TikTok platforms, where explainers, support content and of course lighter relief in the form of memes will be at hand.

Education Authority Resource Pack

This is a resource pack for families in relation to staying safe physically but also emotionally and mentally at this time using the Health and Social Care Take 5 framework. The newsletter is packed with lots of suggestions linked to the five steps of wellbeing – Give, Be Active, Connect, Keep Learning, Take Notice. We would love to hear your feedback, if you want to share pictures of activities completed from the newsletter or make suggestions please email us at: primarybsp.enquiries@eani.org.uk   Yes    
EOTAS Support for Young People

EA’s Education Other Than At School (EOTAS) team provides educational provision and support to children and young people who cannot otherwise access appropriate provision, helping them overcome barriers to learning. Check out this EOTAS booklet which provides information and resources that are useful to all young people and families.

  Yes Yes  
Hungry Little Minds

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five

Yes      
Studyladder

https://www.studyladder.co.uk/

Mathematics, English, Science and more! A comprehensive program of online educational activities for students aged 4 to 12, mapped to the curriculum.

Yes
TedED
https://ed.ted.comHigh-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, paired with questions and resources.
Yes Yes Yes Yes
BBC Bitesize
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesizeA wide range of educational materials.
Yes Yes Yes
CCEA
www.ccea.org.ukResources for all Key Stages including Post-16 and Special Educational Needs & Inclusion.
Yes Yes Yes
Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
1000+ KS2, KS3, GCSE & A Level courses based on exam board specifications.
Yes Yes Yes
Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Yes Yes
National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
A great platform for learning – online games, resources and competitions too.  It’s aimed at primary aged children, covering a range of subjects – History, Science, Geography, English, Maths, Art & Design and PSHE.
Yes
Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Yes Yes Yes
The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos covering all topics, with a special focus on STEAM—sciencetechnologyengineeringart, and maths.
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects.
Yes
Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Science for a younger audience.
Yes
iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.
Yes Yes
Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors.
Yes Yes Yes
Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Yes Yes
Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Yes Yes
Nature Detectives
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational interactive games.
Yes Yes
Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
They are offering a month’s free membership and there’s also free Home Learning Packs for Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE and SEND to download for FREE.
Yes Yes Yes
Read & Write
https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/products/read-write/
Yes Yes
Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age they offer activities for reading, English, Maths and interactive games.
Yes
Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi-disciplinary activities.
Yes
Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!
Yes Yes
RISE NI
Advice and resources to help you and your child understand and cope with the Covid-19 outbreak.
Yes Yes    
Children and Young People Strategic Partnership Newsletter

Newsletter providing advice, links and resources for families during Covid19

Yes Yes Yes Yes

MATHS/NUMERACY

Resources Table
Pre-school Primary Post primary Post 16
Maths Tutor
www.gcsemathstutor.comSuitable for GCSE Maths.
Yes
Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages, also covers other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
Yes Yes

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Resources Table
Pre-school Primary Post primary Post 16
Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Yes
Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming.
Yes Yes Yes
Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding.
Yes Yes Yes

SCIENCE

Resources Table
Pre-school Primary Post primary Post 16
Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons.
Yes
Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.
Yes Yes Yes

ENGLISH/LITERACY

Resources Table
Pre-school Primary school Post primary Post 16
British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning
Yes Yes Yes
Libraries NI
https://www.librariesni.org.uk/Pages/default.aspxVisit the Libraries NI website any time and you will have access to their online services including eBooks, Audiobooks and eMagazines​​.
Yes Yes Yes Yes

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Resources Table
Pre-school Primary Post primary Post 16
Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.
Yes Yes
The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

IDEA

IDEA Badges

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is an international programme that helps you develop and demonstrate your digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.

What is a badge?

iDEA badges are short interactive online modules, created in consultation with industry experts that you can access for free.

You can do iDEA badges

 ON ANY DEVICE

 ANYWHERE YOU CAN GET ONLINE

The more badges you collect, the more points you earn towards Awards.