BBC Bitesize Daily Launches Virtual School Featuring Celebrity Teachers

Presenters include Sir David Attenbrough, Professor Brian Cox, Ed Balls, Danny Dyer, Liam Payne, Sergio Aguero, Jodie Whittaker and more
BBC Bitesize Daily Launches Virtual School Featuring Celebrity Teachers

How would your kids like being taught by David Attenborough, Professor Brian Cox, Liam Payne, or... Danny Dyer?

The BBC Bitesize website has been offering online learning for some time, but today they have launched a brand new initiative along with the government, to create a 'virtual school' for online, with new educational content added daily.

The new BBC Bitesize Daily site has enrolled the help of celebrity experts, as well as 200 top teachers, to create content tailored by age group to make home learning during school closures easier for families.

Each day there will be three new 20 minute lessons available to view via BBC iPlayer*, the Red Button, the BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds.

What is BBC Bitesize Daily?

BBC Bitesize* provides educational content, and the new BBC Bitesize Daily learning content will feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.

It features hundreds of interactive lessons that are in line with the UK national curriculum, and will be delivered over the next 14 weeks with new videos every day, categorised by age so you can choose the correct content for your child. Both primary and secondary school learning is covered.

BBC Four is also airing a special block of programming every weekday aimed at A-Level and GCSE students.

They will include history and science lessons, as well as Shakespeare plays and other dramatised adaptations of curriculum works like Pride And Prejudice.

Who is teaching BBC Bitesize Daily lessons?

BBC Bitesize Daily Celebrity Teachers

There's a mix of teachers and educators, as well as celebrity experts and presenters, including:

  • Teachers Mr Burton (Matthew from Educating Yorkshire), Ms Webb (Primary), Mr Brown (Secondary), Ms Armit (Secondary), Mr Mycock (Secondary) and Mr McPartlin (no, not that one).
  • Karim Zeroual is introducing Bitesize Daily for Primary, with the help of the presenter of CBeebies' Amazing Machines, Grace Webb.
  • TV presenter Katie Thistleton introduces the Secondary school learning videos.
  • EastEnders star Danny Dyer, who is a direct descendant of King Edward III will provide a history class for five to seven-year-olds on Henry VIII.
  • Music stars Mabel and Liam Payne combine music and reading for primary and secondary school kids.
  • Sir David Attenborough is covering lessons on the oceans, mapping the world and animals.
  • Manchester City's Sergio Aguero will help children learn to count in Spanish.
  • Professor Brian Cox will cover science lessons
  • Ed Balls, a former teacher himself, will be presenting maths lessons
  • Doctor Who herself, Jodie Whittaker, will also be presenting some lessons.

How can I watch BBC Bitesize Daily?

You can access BBC Bitesize Daily content BBC via BBC iPlayer*, the Red Button, theBBC Bitesize website* and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds.

Is there support for parents on BBC Bitesize Daily?

The BBC Bitesize website will have guides for parents on how to teach their child using the new resources, expert advice for effective home schooling, and guides for pupils with special education needs.

Parents will be able to access further advice via BBC Bitesize Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly with helpful guides.

Check out our guide to Free Online Learning Resources for kids for more help with home schooling.

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