BBC Bitesize – online resources for primary education pupils

BBC Bitesize is here to help you deliver the very best education to your children while they’re away from school.

All the resources have been created by teachers and experts in their fields and feature short videos and activities to inspire primary school pupils (and their parents!) in the comfort of their own homes.

Reception to Year 2: age 3-7 (Foundation Phase)

Welsh for learners

A collection of engaging videos to help Foundation Phase students studying Welsh for learners. The videos follow a group of friends, with occasional help from their dog Gelert, as they go about their everyday lives. The characters’ accents and dialects are representative of every part of Wales, and there is a transcript of the dialogue available in both Welsh and English. The topics covered are the body; friends and family; feelings; food and drink; hobbies; sport and fitness; weather; places; clocks; money; greetings; home; clothes; daily routine; colours; days of the week; counting from 1-10; counting from 1 – 100.

Year 3 to 6: age 7-11 (Key Stage 2)

Maths

There’s no need to worry about missing the Maths lesson, as there’s plenty of help at hand with BBC Bitesize Key Stage 2 resources. The short animations and activities add a fun element to the learning for any young pupil getting to grips with Maths. The topics covered are: Numbers; Calculations; Fractions, perccentages and ratio; Measurement; Shapes and movement; Handling data; HIstory of maths.

Welsh Second Language

Here’s a series of engaging animations and activities to help KS2 students studying Welsh Second Language. The videos follow a group of friends, with occasional help from their dog Gelert, as they go about their everyday lives. The characters’ accents and dialects are representative of every part of Wales, and there is a transcript of the dialogue available in both Welsh and English. The topics covered are the body; friends and family; feelings; food and drink; hobbies; sport and fitness; weather; places; clocks; money; greetings; school; months of the year; the alphabet; portrayal; stories; fact and opinion; poetry.

Welsh history

Educational resources based on five extraordinary Welsh women - Elizabeth Andrews, Betty Campbell, Cranogwen, Elaine Morgan and Margaret Haig Thomas – each one of them Hidden Heroines.

Each teaching pack contains a film, lesson plan and activities for children aged 7-11. The resources give an insight into historical events that took place during their lifetimes and compare them with modern Wales.

The content maps to elements of the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework as well as the Digital Competence Framework.