Skip to content ↓

The Wells Academy

Home Learning TV Timetable

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, famous folk are broadcasting live from their living rooms, sharing their wisdom with us all.

So here’s your interactive school timetable:


9am PE with Joe Wicks


His half hour morning workouts are just what we need to get the blood pumping at the start of the day and are suitable for parents and children to do together. They are live at 9am every but can be streamed at anytime.


10am Geography with Steve Backshall

From habitats to holotypes, parasites to pademelons, BBC presenter Steve Backshall will bring wildlife into your lounge – mess-free. Each Wednesday he’ll host a live classroom across his social channels.


10.30am Science and Maths with Konnie Huq and Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman has a successful online maths school, which she is making free during the coronavirus outbreak. Log on any day of the week for lots of useful maths lessons for a wide range of ages and abilities.

If your child prefers science, former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq will be releasing videos at 10am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through her official YouTube channel, which she promises will be “educational but entertaining, low tech but fun.”


10.30am Literacy with David Walliams and JK Rowling

David Walliams is releasing a free audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day at 11am (he’s calling it ‘Elevenses’ – you can listen to it the next day), available via his website. Meanwhile, JK Rowling has made access to Wizarding World free, this includes all the Harry Potter series as audiobooks.

David Walliams -

Wizarding World -


11am Gardening and Nature wit Maddie and Greg

Serving up lessons on the great outdoors indoors are Cbeebies favourite Maddie Moate (Maddie’s Do You Know?) and BBC science journalist Greg Foot. Each weekday they’ll be dropping a live half-show at 11am on Youtube, delving into everything from daffodil Dissection to how to make a bird feeder from a plastic bottle. Thanks to YouTube comment features, children will also be able to ask their teachers questions in real-time.


11.30am Dancing with Oti Mabuse

Strictly favourite Oti Mabuse is a brilliant choreographer, so it’s no surprise that she has managed to come up with some fun routines for children. No complicated steps, just high energy happy moves with great music. Oti will be live-streaming her classes every day at 11.30am via her YouTube channel and Instagram account.


1pm Music with Nick Cope and Myleene Klass

Myleene’s Music Klass, teaching children the basics of classical music via her YouTube page – but thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can enjoy it at any time.

Meanwhile, musician Nick Cope is performing online concerts for families. The next one will livestream at 3pm on Thursday 26th March via his YouTube channel and Facebook page.


1.30pm Dancing with Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell  presents a 10-minute children’s dance fitness programme from the ballroom queen and former BBC Strictly Come Dancing judge is being broadcast live on Facebook every 1.30pm.


2pm History with Dan Snow

From D-Day to 1066, a whole host of programmes from historian and presenter Dan Snow are available to watch entirely free for a whole month over on HistoryHit.TV.


3pm Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests

BBC Physicist Brian Cox will be joined by comedian (and fellow host of hit podcast The Infinite Monkey Cage) Robin Ince to front The Stay at Home Show on YouTube. On each episode (airing almost daily) they’ll be joined by guests including  Josie Long and Reece Shearmsith for a special science-based Q&A session.