A reminder of BBC learning resources
Although there are many online tools to help children with their education at home, there are some who either do not have laptop or Wi-Fi access. Since the 11th January 2021, the BBC has scheduled programmes on BBC2 to help children who may not have online support at home to access learning materials on TV instead.
CBBC are broadcasting 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.
Weekly schedules will be published on the BBC Bitesize website. In general, 9 am focuses on 5 to 7 years olds followed by 7 to 9 years olds form 9.20/30 with collective activities after that. From 1pm onwards, programmes for 11- to 12-year-olds commence, then 1.20pm 12/13-year-olds and then 13- to 14-year-olds at 1.40 pm. From 2 pm onwards general education programmes are available.
The BBC’s social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) are gearing up to help parents and teachers, where information including TV schedules will be shared.