Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize

On 19th April, Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary, announced a national project for home schooling aiming to provide daily home learning activities for primary and secondary children. Alongside this, the BBC have embarked on their biggest every programme of educational resources. 

Below are the links to both of these alongside our suggestions of how you may use this alongside the resources we provide as a school. We suggest that you complete the learning newsletter and then, should you require any further work, then you may like to access these two daily resources. Over the next few weeks, teachers may feel that it is appropriate to use some of these resources as part of their newsletter; however, this will be indicated in the weekly upload of the document.

Oak National Academy (click to access)

English 

The Oak National Academy’s English programme provides a daily video lesson and activities with a week-long writing and reading sequence in mind. The videos and resources are fantastic and will provide further English work for your child on a daily basis. Due to the specific nature of the English objectives, these will closely match the content we cover in school and, as a result, we would recommend this resource. 

Maths 

Whilst we suggest that you continue to use the White Rose Daily for your Maths, you may wish to access the daily maths lesson for your year group if it is a topic you have already covered this year (as revision) or a Maths topic which you are really interested in. 

Foundation 

The Oak National Academy follows the National Curriculum for all subjects; however, the foundation topics are not as prescriptive for each year group and schools will organise their curriculum as they see fit. With this in mind, the foundation subjects will not follow our curriculum overviews. For example, the Oak Academy are covering the Shang Dynasty in Year 2 whereas we cover this topic in Year 5 to fit with our overall curriculum design. We suggest that you access these resources for topics that interest you, for topics which are on our curriculum overview for your year group (available on our website under the classes page) or recap areas of learning you have covered previously as a revision activity. 

BBC Bitesize daily lessons (click to access)

English 

Each day, the bitesize website will include a daily lesson for each year group. On first glance, many of these are grammar based, so we would suggest accessing the grammar lessons for topics which you are not as confident with, for example, expanded noun phrases. 

Maths 

White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize have worked very closely together on their resources and from the 4thMay onwards their plans will run alongside one another. This means that following the White Rose lesson, there will be further resources (for the same topic) on the bitesize website.

Foundation

If you have completed your learning newsletter, you may wish to access one of the foundation lessons for your year group. Some of these will link to our curriculum overviews which you can find on each year groups section of the website. For example, Year 3 have recently done some Geography work on maps and there is an introduction to maps lesson on the bitesize website for Year 3. Alternatively, the lessons on music, art and well-being will provide an opportunity to be more creative. 

BBC Iplayer 

In addition to the Bitesize website, BBC Iplayer are also producing 20-minute film clips for key stages which cover a range of topics in brief. Due to these age ranges these will be very broad overviews and could be watched as an end of day task.