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BBC Bitesize lessons: Week 2 supporting resources

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Activities and resources to support the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons.

During school closures, 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 2 lessons (starting Monday 27th 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 27 April: Curly letters and poems

Form curly letters correctly and practise writing them. Write a poem using alliteration.

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Tuesday 28 April: Caterpillar life cycle

Write simple sentences about the life cycle of a caterpillar using capital letters and full stops.

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Wednesday 29 April: Noun phrases and fact files

Create a fact file about a minibeast using noun phrases to make sentences more interesting. Use ‘and’ as a joining word to link my ideas.

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Thursday 30 April: Minibeast short story

Create a short story about a minibeast that needs help using capital letters and full stops.

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  • Minibeast poems: Read our free eBook all about bugs, minibeasts, and creepy crawlies.

Friday 1 May: Animal exercise class!

Write an exercise class for an animal of your choice using instructional language.

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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 27 April: Ordinal numbers

Practise using ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on) and ordering measurements by size.

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  • Video: What is number?Get a simple definition of the concept of number and the difference between cardinal, ordinal and nominal numbers with this fun animation.

Tuesday 28 April: Partition numbers to 50

Your child will split up numbers up to 50 into blocks, to make addition and subtraction easier.

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Wednesday 29 April: Compare objects within 50

Your child will compare numbers of objects to see which is bigger and which is smaller.

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Thursday 30 April: Order numbers within 50

Your child will order numbers within 50 (most, fewest, greatest, smallest, from smallest to largest, and so on).

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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 27 April: Curly letters and poems

Form curly letters correctly and practise writing them. Write a poem using alliteration.

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Tuesday 28 April: Caterpillar life cycle

Write sentences about the life cycle of a caterpillar using capital letters and full stops. Use joining words like ‘and’, ‘when’, ‘because’, and ‘if’.

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Wednesday 29 April: Noun phrases and fact files

Create a fact file about a minibeast using noun phrases to make sentences more interesting. Use ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘but’, ‘because, and ‘if’ as joining word to link ideas.

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Thursday 30 April: Minibeast short story

Create a short story about a minibeast that needs help. Write a story in sections and use capital letters, full stops, apostrophes for contraction, question marks, and exclamation marks.

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Friday 1 May: Animal exercise class!

Write an exercise class for an animal of your choice using instructional language.

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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 27 April: Coins and amounts

Your child will practise recognising coins used in the UK, and will get used to handling coins.

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Tuesday 28 April: Make amounts

Your child will practise adding the value of coins together.

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Wednesday 29 April: Compare and order amounts

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 30 April: Problems involving money

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 27 April: Sentences

Identify key features of a sentence and be able to use them when writing.

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Tuesday 28 April: Apostrophes for contraction

Learn how and when to use apostrophes for contraction.

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  • English skills [PDF]: Practise using contractions on pages two and three of this bundle of activity sheets.

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Wednesday 29 April: Apostrophes for possession

Learn how and when to use apostrophes for possession.

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Thursday 30 April: Inverted commas

Identify where inverted commas need to be used in a sentence to show someone is speaking

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Friday 1 May: Paragraphs

Learn about paragraphs and when to use them.

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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 27 April: Adding 3 digit numbers

Your child will learn to add together two 3 digit numbers (for example, 254 + 198).

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Tuesday 28 April: Subtracting 3 digit numbers

Your child will learn to subtract one 3 digit number from another (for example, 254 – 198).

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Wednesday 29 April: Efficient addition and subtraction

Your child will practise using formal written methods, such as the column method, for addition and subtraction.

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Thursday 30 April: Addition and subtraction problems

Your child will try out a mix of addition and subtraction problems.

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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 27 April: Apostrophes for contraction

Learn how and when to use apostrophes for contraction.

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  • English skills [PDF]: Practise using contractions on pages two and three of this bundle of activity sheets.

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    Tuesday 28 April: Apostrophes for possession

    Learn how and when to use apostrophes for possession.

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      Wednesday 29 April: Inverted commas

      Identify where inverted commas need to be used in a sentence to show someone is speaking

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        Thursday 30 April: Paragraphs

        Learn about paragraphs and when to use them.

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        Friday 1 May: Fronted adverbials

        Learn what fronted adverbials are and punctuate them with a comma.

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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 27 April: Adding 4 digit numbers

        Your child will learn to add together two 4 digit numbers (for example, 2542 + 1986).

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        Tuesday 28 April: Subtracting 4 digit numbers

        Your child will learn to subtract one 4 digit number from another (for example, 2543 – 1984).

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        Wednesday 29 April: Efficient addition and subtraction

        Your child will practise using formal written methods for addition and subtraction.

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        Thursday 30 April: Mixed addition and subtraction

        Your child will practise mixed addition and subtraction problems.

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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 27 April: Recounting events

        Understand the text type of a recount and consider how different participants may view past events differently.

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        Tuesday 28 April: Noun phrases

        Understand and use noun phrases.

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        Wednesday 29 April: Verbs

        Use and understand verbs.

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        • Word meanings: Draw lines to link the verbs with their meanings.

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        Thursday 30 April: Features of an advert

        Revise the features of an advert, and use noun phrases and verbs creatively in a description.

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        Friday 1 May: Writing an advert

        Write an advert using noun phrases and verbs.

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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 27 April: Prime and square numbers

        Your child will understand and use prime and square numbers.

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        Tuesday 28 April: Multiply and divide by 10, 100, and 1000

        Your child will multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000

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        Wednesday 29 April: Short and long multiplication

        Your child will practise formal written methods for working out multiplication problems.

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        Thursday 30 April: Short division

        Your child will solve problems using short division.

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        Year 6 daily lessons

        Year 6: English

        Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily English lesson. For more Year 6 English support, visit English: Age 10–11 (Year 6).

        Monday 27 April: Paragraphs

        Understand how to use paragraphs effectively.

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        Tuesday 28 April: Commas and brackets

        Understand how to use commas for clarity, and how to use brackets to add information to a sentence.

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        Wednesday 29 April: Bulletpoints

        Learn how to use bullet points effectively.

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        Thursday 30 April: Semicolons

        Understand how and when to use a semi-colon in your writing.

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        Friday 1 May: Hyphens and dashes

        Understand the difference between – and know how to use – hyphens and dashes.

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        Year 6: Maths

        Expand the sections below to explore resources related to each daily Maths lesson. For more Year 6 maths support, visit Maths: Age 10–11 (Year 6).

        Monday 27 April: Multistep addition and subtraction

        Your child will tackle addition and subtraction word problems that require multiple calculations to solve.

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        Tuesday 28 April: Short and long multiplication

        Your child will practise formal written methods of multiplication.

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        Wednesday 29 April: Common factors, multiples, and primes

        Your child will understand and identify common factors, common multiples, and prime numbers.

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        Thursday 30 April: Order of operations

        Your child will learn about BODMAS and will find out how to answer complex calculations in the right order.

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