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Doctor Who Script to Screen

The Doctor Who Script to Screen competition is back and primary school children have another chance to write a Doctor Who mini-episode. The winning script will be produced in Cardiff and broadcast on Blue Peter. The Doctor expects great things from the children of the United Kingdom, not least because he is trapped in the Land of Fiction and needs their help and imagination in order to escape!

 
 
 
 

Primary & Secondary Resources

 
 
 
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Schools World Service

Join Schools World Service reporter Ben Thompson on his journeys through Italy to find out how young people are coping with the economic crisis.

bbc.co.uk/worldclass/16069714

 
 
 
 
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Dance Mat Typing

Learn to type with Dance Mat Typing, a fun colourful website introducing touch typing to children aged 7 to 11. Make your way through all 12 stages and you can be a top typist.

bbc.co.uk/schools/typing

 
 
 
 
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Coridor 5

Adnodd cerddoriaeth CA3 yw Coridor 5 gyda gemau a gweithgareddau rhyngweithiol wedi'u seilio ar bump myfyriwr mewn ysgol gerdd. (A collection of Welsh language interactive games and musical masterclasses for children aged 11-14.)

 
 
 
 

Teacher's Packs and Resources

 
 
 
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2012 Assemblies

Welcome the new year into your school with 2012 Assemblies.

Order a primary or secondary teacher's pack which includes videos, teacher's notes and a poster featuring athletes from around the world.

 
 
 
 
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EastEnders E20 Thematic Content for Teachers

Use specially cut thematic clips from the third series of EastEnders E20 to enable students to use the situations of fictional characters Ava, Donnie and Faith to learn about: Aspirations, Bullying, Sex and Relationships and Stereotypes.

 
 
 
 

Learning Zone

The Learning Zone is back with lots of exciting new programmes for schools. Primary programmes are broadcast on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 4am and 6am; and secondary programmes at the same time on Thursdays and Fridays.

New programmes include Blue Peter's Stargazing Challenges and a series of enchanting films for 3 - 7 year olds, Little Stargazing, narrated by John Simm. There is also a new series of the BAFTA award winning L8R dramas, looking at the transition from primary to secondary school, and written with the help of the children featured in the films.

 
 
 
 

Also don't miss...

 
 
 
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2012 Term Planners

Make the most of 2012 with the BBC term planners for primary and secondary schools. Find out what key dates to look out for in Spring 2012 as well as what is new this term and what is coming next term.

bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/teach2012

 
 
 
 
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Stargazing LIVE: BBC Two 16-18 January 2012

Watch inspiring astronomy films for students of all ages, plus download teacher's packs, lesson plans and worksheets inspired by the BBC Two series. Professor Brian Cox answers your school's questions LIVE in the Stargazing school webcast on 19 January at 2pm. bbc.co.uk/stargazing

 
 
 
 
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Encouragement for Italian Learners

BBC Languages have launched weekly email tips for the new Italian video course, La Mappa Misteriosa. Sign up for the emails to receive weekly reminders to complete each episode of the 12-week course, as well as insights into Italian language and culture.

bbc.co.uk/languages/steps/lamappa

 
 
 
 
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Authors Live

Join Scotland's national poet Liz Lochhead for a Robert Burns special on Thursday 26 January. Watch past writers sessions, including December's Murderous Maths with Kjartan Poskitt. Next up will be Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry books.

bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/authorslive

 
 
 
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