Lockdown Learning

BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online

The BBC is helping school children keep up with their studies amid the latest lockdown to control Covid-19 in the UK.

From Monday 11 January, three hours of primary school lessons and programmes will start to be broadcast on TV – on CBBC – as well as on iPlayer, with additional content online.

Click on the date tab below for more details.

9:00am Bitesize: 5-7 Year Olds
Learn about money, the Vikings, and there is brand new Book Club with Jodie Kidd.

9:20am Bitesize: 7-9 Year Olds
Learn about money, the Vikings, and there is brand new Book Club with Dolly-Rose Campbell.
9:40am Bitesize: 9-11 Year Olds
Learn about kilos, Viking invasions, and there is brand new book club with YolanDa Brown.

10:05am Celebrity Supply Teacher

10:15am Horrible Histories
Mary I and Philip II of Spain have an odd marriage, a pirate chef disgusts the judges of Historical MasterChef, and Victorian paramedics offer bizarre medical advice to a modern patient. Plus, a Stone Age man appears on Dragons’ Den with his inventions.

10:45am Our School

11:05am Art Ninja
Gavin cannot find the right animal costume to run the local marathon, so Ricky helps him decide by making a piranha fish bag and a baboon chalk picture inspired by artist Georgia O’Keeffe. However, it’s only when they go to the safari park to make art that inspiration comes from an unlikely source.

11:35am Operation Ouch!
The doctors reveal the turbinates – three incredible bones in your nose that warm up your snot so you can breathe clearly.

9:00am Bitesize: 5-7 Year Olds
Today we learn about inverted commas, continents, and there is more from Book Club.

9:20am Bitesize: 7-9 Year Olds
Today, we learn about punctuation, co-ordinates, and there is more from Book Club.

9:40am Bitesize: 9-11 Year Olds
Today, we learn about English, geography, and there is more from Book Club.

10:00am Celebrity Supply Teacher

10:15am Horrible Histories
The population of Strasbourg catches dance fever, TV presenter Fearne Polyester reports from a bizarre Greek festival, and two Celtic warriors engage in a rap battle. Meanwhile, King Charles II meets the man who tried to steal the crown jewels.

10:40am Our School
The stakes are high as some of the students get the chance to join a rugby team on wheels. And Our School has a go at karate with Year 8’s expert Jenny.

11:05am Art Ninja
Ricky Martin has never been good at football, so is horrified to hear his Dad has entered him and his ‘make-believe’ girlfriend into a family tournament. Ricky makes a flickball game and a dotty football boot inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama, before persuading a reluctant Gavin to don a wig and pass as his sweetheart. But how will Ricky turn a thousand balls he’s accidentally ordered online into some striking art on the pitch?

11:30am Operation Ouch!
Series about the human body, exploring how it works and how it recovers when injured.

9:00am Bitesize: 5-7 Year Olds
Today, we learn about materials and collages, and Jodie Kidd reads more from The Night Box.

9:20am Bitesize: 7-9 Year Olds
Today, we learn about the water cycle and making costumes, and Dolly Rose Campbell has more from Book Club.

9:40am Bitesize: 9-11 Year Olds
Today, we learn about irreversible change in science, design in art, and there is more from YolanDa Brown and Book Club.

10:05am Celebrity Supply Teacher

10:15am Horrible Histories
From singing poos to tuneful Warlords, there is something for all musical tastes and Rattus has somehow also roped Brad from the Vamps in to help him out, although rather than playing live on the main stage, Brad’s role seems to be more about unblocking the toilets just behind it.

10:45am Our School
Two new students are not what they seem. Our School gets well and truly pranked!

11:05am Art Ninja
Ricky thinks he’s got nothing to spread on his toast until a giant egg is mysteriously delivered. Worried it could contain a baby T-Rex, Ricky distracts himself with art including a prehistoric mask and a paperweight inspired by Rachel Whiteread. At the park he uses his leftover toast to make a loaf-ly picture, but what will happen to the massive egg!?

11:35am Operation Ouch!
Find out why and what you need your kneecaps for in today’s lab.

9:00am Bitesize: 5-7 Year Olds
Working out change, Jodie Kidd with Book Club, and getting to know each other in French.

9:20am Bitesize: 7-9 Year Olds
Working out change, Dolly-Rose Campbell with Book Club, and family in French.

9:40am Bitesize: 9-11 Year Olds
Value for money in maths, YolanDa Brown with Book Club, and going to town in French.

10:00am Celebrity Supply Teacher

10:15am Horrible Histories
Dick Whittington pitches a film about his life, Stone Age enthusiasts queue for hours to see the unveiling of the Bronze Age, and German bomber pilots find an unfortunate use for a guide book to Britain.

10:40am Our School
A new teacher plays a trick on year 7 and we go behind the scenes on Our School.

11:05am Art Ninja
Ricky hears that a yeti has been spotted in Bristol. After making a camouflage picture inspired by Rousseau and a pinata shaped like an ice cream, Ricky is determined to lure the mysterious creature and be the first to photograph it. Heading to the woods with Michelle and Rich might be his only chance to capture the abominable beast.

11:30am Operation Ouch!
Dr Chris and Dr Xand reveal how salt is the magic ingredient that enables you to sweat.

9:00am Bitesize: 5-7 Year Olds
Miss Webb – aka Grace from Grace’s Amazing Machines – talks well-being, and there is more from Book Club.

9:20am Bitesize: 7-9 Year Olds
Inverted commas, how to stay connected with friends, and more from Book Club.

9:40am Bitesize: 9-11 Year Olds
Direct and Indirect speech, wellbeing and more from book club.

10:05am Celebrity Supply Teacher

10:15am Horrible Histories
Death of “Stupid Death” fame presents a special programme full of spooky highlights, and offers an insight into his home as he reveals his creepiest moments. A Tudor family shows the extent of their ghostly superstitions and the Vikings demonstrate how to become truly terrifying to enemies. Plus, Death himself is joined by some creepy friends to sing about his favourite scary things.

10:40am Our School
Our School faces a tough team adventure in the wild winter countryside. From trekking to abseiling, students and staff help each other to make it through the challenge.

11:05am Art Ninja
Ricky’s suffering really odd dreams, which lead to him to make surreal art including giant hands and a burger hat inspired by Rene Magritte. After scoffing some cheesy snacks, Ricky and Gavin fall asleep and instead of his `Ninja”, Ricky `gets his pyjamas on” to create some illuminating dream art.

11:30am Operation Ouch!
Dr Chris and Dr Xand are in the lab to show the barrier that keeps your brain safe.

The CBBC channel can be found in the programme guide of these TV services:

Sky 607 Virgin Media 701 Freeview 201 Freesat 600 and also on BBC i-Player.

3 comments

  1. Hello.
    This is wonderful.
    However im a little confused. Apologies if iv missed something
    So do our children watch these programmes in the mornings. Or at their selected times..
    And then log online, or do they log online and then watch them.
    Are these programmes just for watching or are they meant to take notes of what they’ve learnt. For example.
    Then what Happens if the Children have the programs on the same time as their P.E times/or exercise?
    Do they also go online after these programmes. And then I was a little confused about the last programmes lined up. For whom they are for.
    I still need to look above at the further Information section.
    But I read the email/ParentMail information!
    So sorry if it’s all on here also.
    Just wanted to clarify .
    Also with the ages, for example, 7-9
    And then 9-11
    Which programme do the 7 years olds watch for example, or the 9year olds.
    Or do/can they watch both, as they both include the same age groups ?
    Oh sorry about all the questions. But again just needing some clarity on those could of things x
    Warmest regards and also Soooo much thanks for all that the school is doing along with the family support department and our acting head mistress, teachers and P.E staff
    We cannot thank you for literally all that you are doing and everything you can to help and support ALL families during this 3rd lockdown and in such an immediate adjustment. Your all doing amazing and we truly appreciate all the support and extra work your all doing.
    Thank you so much!
    Amber K R & all the girls and family!

    1. This is here for information only. It may be helpful to families who are struggling with devices or internet connections. Treat the Google Classroom work that we are providing as the priority and dip into the CBBC programmes as and when you feel it might be appropriate. CBBC could be recorded for watching later if you want to keep the children working out of school hours.

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