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David Attenborough geography lessons: How to watch virtual BBC Bitesize classes for primary school children

Broadcaster is one of several famous names contributing to the BBC’s online education resources

Roisin O'Connor
Tuesday 16 June 2020 10:45 BST
David Attenborough teaches geography for school children

David Attenborough is lending his signature voice to geography lessons for children being educated at home during lockdown.

The legendary broadcaster has teamed up with BBC Bitesize for a series that is being made available this week.

Subjects that Attenborough will address include maps, continents, and the oceans. As well as BBC Bitesize Daily, the lessons can also be found via the Red Button and BBC iPlayer.

“I am delighted to be teaching primary school children across the country about the things I am passionate about,” Attenborough said.

“I hope children will learn something new about animals, oceans and dinosaurs, and feel inspired by my BBC Bitesize lessons.”

The first series has been released this week and cover the following:

  • (For 5-7 year olds) – The World. Continents.
  • (7-9 year olds) – The World. Latitude and Climate.
  • (9-11 year olds) – The World. Maps.

A second series will be released on 18 June and explore the following:

  • (For 5-7 year olds) – Oceans. Migration.
  • (7-9 year olds) – Oceans. Weather Patterns.
  • (9-11 year olds) – Oceans. Currents, weather and fish.

Attenborough will then return for BBC Bitesize Science Week on Tuesday 30 June and teach primary school children about fossils and dinosaurs.

The lessons will feature animations as well as footage from the Natural History Unit but no shots of the broadcaster himself.

Danny Dyer, Stephen Fry and Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker have also signed up to help with the BBC's educational scheme.

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