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2012 Autumn Term Planners

Find activities and things to do with the new BBC term planners for primary and secondary schools.

Download your planner today to find out what key dates to look out for this autumn.


Primary & Secondary Resources

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2012 Assemblies Teacher's Pack

Start the new term at 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. Each pack comes with a DVD of assembly films. If you would prefer to download them, the films are also available on the BBC World Class website.

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Make a Musical (SEN)

Download resources for an inclusive, mixed-genre musical called I Know Me. The production has the ingredients of mainstream musical theatre while at the same time being manageable for pupils with special educational needs. It provides an opportunity across year groups for cross-curricular, inter-disciplinary learning.

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Shakespeare Unlocked

Shakespeare Unlocked is a video-based online resource for English at secondary school, produced with the Royal Shakespeare Company exploring key scenes from Shakespeare's most widely studied plays. The films 'unlock' Shakespeare's text by exploring interpretations of language, character and dramatic devices.

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The Learning Zone is back

The specially-commissioned programmes for schools are broadcast on weekdays during term times (secondary at 4:00am; primary at 5:00am). Download the full term's schedule, including lots of exciting new dramas and documentaries.


Also don't miss...

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Famous People - Tanni Grey-Thompson

The 2012 Paralympics are now underway. Learn about one of Britain's greatest ever Paralympians Tanni Grey-Thompson by visiting the Famous People website. Read articles and fun facts, view images and try out the activities including a game and a quiz.

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The Wallace & Gromit Soundtrack Competition Launches on Blue Peter 13 September

Primary school children will have the chance to create a soundtrack to go with a famous Wallace & Gromit clip!

Go to the Wallace & Gromit website to find out more!

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Authors Live - 13 September

On 13 September at 11:00 for P2 - P7 there will be a whoopsey-splunker, whizz-popping, swizz-fizzling Roald Dahl celebration.

  Also don't miss: CBeebies Radio  

CBeebies Radio

CBeebies Radio brings together a whole world of sounds, music and voices into handy podcasts that are specially designed to help develop pre-school children's listening skills and imagination. Listen to adventures with your children's favourite CBeebies characters, brilliant stories, games, music and quizzes.


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