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You must love one another as I have loved you.’ John 13 v 34.

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BBC Home Learning *Starting Monday 20th April

Dear Parents and Carers

As you will know, BBC Education’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Bitesize Daily, launches this Monday April 20th to support parents and children learning at home over the next 14 weeks. You will be hearing more about the new service over the next few days via TV, radio and online trails.

BBC Bitesize Daily programmes will be available on any TV via the Red Button and online on any device on BBC iPlayer with teachers, experts and famous faces covering what each age group should be learning that day. 

Bitesize Daily Lessons will offer a tailored learning experience for every age group between Years 1 and 10, drawing in the best of our existing BBC Bitesize content with activities and input from the best of the broader education industry, who have generously thrown their weight behind our work. These will be available via the BBC Bitesize website and will deliver a newly created Maths and English lesson every day, as well as a lesson in another curriculum topic, for each year group.  We hope this content will be a useful resource for teachers.

All lesson plans have been devised by teachers. And there’s a host of well-known faces on board to host the programmes including Karim Zeroual and Katie Thistleton, plus specialist subject support on Maths from Bobby Seagull and Rachel Riley, and on English from Matt Barton.

Every week we’ll have an age appropriate ‘Book Club’ for young learners with books being read in week one by Strictly Come Dancing stars Oti Mabuse and Diane Buswell, comedian Russell Kane and England rugby player Maro Itoje.

We’re also delighted to have worked with organisations including the RSC, Premier League, Twinkl, TES, Pearson, SAM Learning, Sparx, Oxford University Press and children’s publishers including Puffin Books, Nosy Crow and Macmillan too.


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