• FDW7WY Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and naturalist, at his home in Richmond, Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England UK

Learn with Sir David Attenborough on BBC Bitesize

Primary school children will have the opportunity to learn geography from Sir David Attenborough on Tuesday 16 June and Thursday 18 June on BBC Bitesize. 

Students aged 5-11 years old will get to experience an inspiring and engaging lesson taught by Sir David as he encourages them to look at the world around them. 

The lessons will take place across BBC Bitesize Daily Primary, available on BBC iPlayer and Red Button from 9am. The lesson on the 16 June will also be available on BBC Bitesize Daily Online as part of a wider geography lesson. 

On Bitesize Daily Primary, 5-7 year olds will be given a whistle-stop tour of the seven continents and what makes them so unique. On Bitesize Daily Primary, 7-9 Year Olds will learn about the equator and for the older primary school years, they will be taught about the importance of maps to explore their surroundings. 

A second lesson from the country’s most famous geography teacher will be aired on Thursday 18 June. Then later in the month (30 June) Sir David will be teaching primary school students all about dinosaurs and fossils as part BBC Bitesize Science Week. 

Sir David Attenborough said: “I am delighted to be teaching primary school children across the country about the things I am passionate about. I hope children will learn something new about animals, oceans and dinosaurs, and feel inspired by my BBC Bitesize lessons.” 

Sir David Attenborough’s lessons will include animations as well as footage from the Natural History Unit. 

For more information, visit, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 

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