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BBC Bitesize lessons: Week 1 supporting resources

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Activities and resources to support the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons.

From 20 April, BBC Bitesize has been publishing daily lessons in English and Maths for all ages. You’ll find a list of our supporting resources for the Week 1 lessons (starting Monday 20th April) below. Alternatively, take a look at this week’s lesson support.

Year 1 daily lessons

Year 1: English

Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily English lesson. For more Year 1 English support, visit English: Age 5–6 (Year 1).

Monday 20 April: Talk about stories

Talk about a story and think about what might happen next. Can your child write some simple sentences about the story?

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Tuesday 21 April: Write a postcard

Write questions to ask the children in The Magic Faraway Tree. Can your child write a postcard back home using capital letters and full stops?

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  • Storyteller videos: Take ten minutes out and let our professional storytellers take you on an adventure!

Wednesday 22 April: Write an invitation

Describe an exciting new land using noun phrases. Write an invitation using capital letters and full stops.

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Thursday 23 April: Write a list

Make a list of fruits and vegetables using phonics to help your child’s writing. Write some instructions, using ‘and’ to join ideas together.

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  • Phonics guide: Listen to all 44 phonics sounds, on their own and in example words.

Friday 24 April: Creative writing

Describe a magical plant or tree using adjectives. What kinds of plants would your child plant for friends and family members?

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Year 1: Maths

Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily Maths lesson. For more Year 1 maths support, visit Maths: Age 5–6 (Year 1).

Monday 20 April: Counting in 1s within 50

Your child will work with numbers up to 100, counting on or back from any number in steps of 2, 5, or 10.

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Tuesday 21 April: Counting in 2s within 50

Your child will work with numbers up to 100, counting on or back from any number in steps of 2, 5, or 10.

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Wednesday 23 April: Counting in 5s within 50

Your child will work with numbers up to 100, counting on or back from any number in steps of 2, 5, or 10.

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Thursday 23 April: Representing numbers within 50

Your child will work with numbers up to 100, counting on or back from any number in steps of 2, 5, or 10.

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Year 2 daily lessons

Year 2: English

Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily English lesson. For more Year 2 English support, visit English: Age 6–7 (Year 2).

Monday 20 April: Talk about stories

Talk about a favourite story and explain opinions using ‘because’. Can your child use simple sentences to predict what happens next?

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  • Storyteller videos: Take ten minutes out and let our professional storytellers take you on an adventure!

Tuesday 21 April: Write a diary entry

Write a diary entry to describe an amazing adventure, and practise asking questions. Can your child write in full sentences using words like ‘if’, ‘because’, and ‘but’?

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  • Storyteller videos: Take ten minutes out and let our professional storytellers take you on an adventure!

Wednesday 22 April: Write about a character

Describe a new land using noun phrases, and write a mini-chapter about a character your child meets there.

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Thursday 23 April: Create instructions

Make a list of fruits and vegetables and explain why they were chosen. Write an introduction to a set of instructions and use bossy verbs to explain how to care for a plant.

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Friday 24 April: Creative writing

Describe a magical plant or tree using adjectives. What kinds of plants would your child plant for friends and family members?

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Year 2: Maths

Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily Maths lesson. For more Year 2 maths support, visit Maths: Age 6–7 (Year 2).

Monday 20 April: Find 1 more and less

Your child will be able to count up and down from numbers up to 100.

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Tuesday 21 April: Counting in 1s, 2s, 3s, and 5s to 100

Your child will count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 starting from 0. They will use objects, songs, and number lines to practise counting in steps.

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Wednesday 22 April: Find 10 more and less

Your child will count out loud in steps or groups of 2, 5, and 10, starting from 0, as well as counting backwards.

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Thursday 23 April: Tens and ones

Your child will use place value to understand the value of tens and ones.

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Year 3 daily lessons

Year 3: English

Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily English lesson. For more Year 3 English support, visit English: Age 7–8 (Year 3).

Monday 20 April: Nouns

Identify different types of nouns – place, person and thing.

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Tuesday 21 April: Pronouns

Identify pronouns and know when to use them instead of a noun.

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Wednesday 22 April: Adjectives

Identify adjectives in a sentence and to decide which ones to use in different situations.

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  • Creative writing: Find lots of ideas for using interesting words when you are writing stories.

Thursday 23 April: Verbs

Identify verbs in a sentence and to decide which ones to use in different situations.

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  • Word meanings: Draw lines to link the verbs with their meanings.
  • Modal verbs [PDF]: Cut out and make the die, and then complete sentences using the different modal verbs.

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Friday 24 April: Adverbs

Identify adverbs in a sentence and to decide which ones to use in different situations.

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Year 3: Maths

Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily Maths lesson. For more Year 3 maths support, visit Maths: Age 7–8 (Year 3).

Monday 20 April: Write 3 digit numbers

Your child will write 3 digit numbers in words and numerals.

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Tuesday 21 April: Place value for 3 digit numbers

Your child will recognise the place value of each digit in a 3 digit number.

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Wednesday 22 April: Compare 3 digit numbers

Your child will compare two 3 digit numbers or amounts to see which is bigger and which is smaller.

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Thursday 23 April: Order 2 digit numbers

Your child will order three or more 2 digit numbers/amounts from highest to lowest, and from lowest to highest.

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Year 4 daily lessons

Year 4: English

Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily English lesson. For more Year 4 English support, visit English: Age 8–9 (Year 4).

Monday 20 April: Pronouns

Identify pronouns and know when to use them instead of a noun.

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Tuesday 21 April: Expanded noun phrases

Understand what expanded noun phrases are and be able to write them.

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Wednesday 22 April: Verb families

Identify verbs and their verb families and write verbs in the past tense.

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Thursday 23 April: Adverbs

Identify adverbs and adverbial phrases and know that they are used to add description to verbs.

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  • Adverbs of time: Drag the correct adverb into each sentence to express time.

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Friday 24 April: Prepositions

Identify prepositions in a sentence and write sentences using them.

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  • Make a sentence [PDF]: Using these word cards, see how many sentences you can make that include prepositions.

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Year 4: Maths

Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily Maths lesson. For more Year 4 maths support, visit Maths: Age 8–9 (Year 4).

Monday 20 April: Place value for 4 digit numbers

Your child will practise using place value for numbers up to 4 digits (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones).

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Tuesday 21 April: Find 1, 10, 100, and 1000 more

Your child will find 1, 10, 100, and 1000 more than any given number up to 10,000.

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Wednesday 22 April: Rounding numbers

Your child will round numbers up or down to the nearest 10, 100, or 1000.

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Thursday 23 April: Negative numbers

Your child will count forwards and backwards in negative numbers (for example counting backwards in 2s past 0).

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Year 5 daily lessons

Year 5: English

Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily English lesson. For more Year 5 English support, visit English: Age 9–10 (Year 5).

Monday 20 April: Similies and metaphors

Understand and use similes and metaphors.

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Tuesday 21 April: Similies, metaphors, and alliteration

Understand and use similes, metaphors, and alliteration.

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  • Striking similes [PDF]: Choose unexpected words that will create an original picture in the reader’s mind.

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Wednesday 22 April: Write a newspaper report

Use alliteration in a newspaper report.

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Thursday 23 April: Suffixes

Identify and see how to use -ing words.

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Friday 24 April: Write a poem

Use -ing words in a poem.

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Year 5: Maths

Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily Maths lesson. For more Year 5 maths support, visit Maths: Age 9–10 (Year 5).

Monday 20 April: Negative numbers on a number line

Your child will identify and position negative numbers on a number line.

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Tuesday 21 April: Add and subtract 4 digit numbers

Your child will add and subtract numbers with more than 4 digit numbers using formal methods.

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Wednesday 22 April: Estimating in multistep problems

Your child will tackle multistep problems, including problems that require estimating and rounding.

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Thursday 23 April: Multiples and factors

Your child will solve problems using their understanding of multiples and factors.

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