Big School

big school
adam and elliott get a merit (37/40)
06.40–06.50

Concluding on Five this week is the intimate documentary series that follows 30 four-year-olds as they start primary school.

Narrated by Milkshake! presenter Kemi Majeks, Big School is aimed at young children who will soon be experiencing the move to infant school themselves. The programme is thought to be the first single-subject observational documentary series for this age group. Big School charts the kids’ various adventures in their new school –from their first lunch and first PE lesson, to the end-ofterm Easter celebrations and goodbyes to new friends. There are rules to be learned, friends to be made, birthdays to be celebrated and much more.

This morning’s instalment finds Adam and Elliott practising their number work. They are doing so well that Mrs Fenner gives them a reward and they are soon on stage in front of the whole school!

In Monday’s edition, ‘Easter Preparations’, the pupils of Class FF get ready for Easter by making cards. At home, meanwhile, Luke and his friends make hats for the Easter bonnet competition.

On Tuesday, in ‘The Easter Parade’, it is the day of the Easter Bonnet competition and all the children have brought their home-made hats to school. Who will be the lucky winner?

The series comes to a close on Wednesday with ‘End of Term’. It is the last day of term at Bedgrove Infant School. Mrs Fenner measures the children to see if they have grown since they began school, then it is time for the children of Class FF to say their goodbyes.

big school
mother’s day cards (31/40)
06.40–06.50

Continuing on Five this week is the intimate documentary series that follows 30 four-year-olds as they start primary school.

Narrated by Milkshake! presenter Kemi Majeks, Big School is aimed at young children who will soon be experiencing the move to infant school themselves. The programme is thought to be the first single-subject observational documentary series for this age group. Big School charts the kids’ various adventures in their new school –from their first lunch and first PE lesson, to the end-ofterm Easter celebrations and goodbyes to new friends. There are rules to be learned, friends to be made, birthdays to be celebrated and much more.

In today’s programme, the children in class FF are making Mother’s Day cards. Dominic makes a flower-pot picture for the front of his card, while Ben prints out a special Mother’s Day message in the computer room.

Monday’s edition, ‘Painting Mummies!’, finds FF painting pictures of their mummies for Mother’s Day. Dominic cannot remember the colour of his mummy’s eyes, but he is sure about her lipstick!

On Tuesday, in ‘Mother’s Day Assembly’, it is time for the special Mother’s Day assembly. But will FF remember their poem? And how will Elliott’s tambourine playing turn out?

In ‘The Expedition!’ on Wednesday, the class sports shop is open! Some of the boys pretend to buy some mountaineering clothes, before heading off on an imaginary journey to the North Pole!

In Thursday’s instalment, ‘The Undergound’, it is a special day for Ben and the rest of FF. They have a visitor from the London Underground and get a chance to pretend to drive a train.

And in ‘Number Aerobics’ on Friday, nursery pupil Haroon is feeling left out in number aerobics, until Mrs Ramsell persuades him to join in and have fun.

big school
dominic and the wellies (25/40)
06.40–06.50

Continuing on Five this week is the intimate documentary series that follows 30 four-year-olds as they start primary school.

Narrated by Milkshake! presenter Kemi Majeks, Big School is aimed at young children who will soon be experiencing the move to infant school themselves. The programme is thought to be the first single-subject observational documentary series for this age group. Big School charts the kids’ various adventures in their new school –from their first lunch and first PE lesson, to the end-ofterm Easter celebrations and goodbyes to new friends. There are rules to be learned, friends to be made, birthdays to be celebrated and much more.

In today’s programme, it is welly-painting time for the children. Dominic really gets into the swing of things, but ends up with wet feet!

Monday’s edition, ‘Adam’s Different Day’, finds Adam having an eventful day. An incident with classmate Akeel requires an apology, but some particularly good work later in the day makes everything better.

On Tuesday, in ‘Mrs Fenner’s Birthday’, the pupils have planned a surprise birthday party for their teacher. Will she leave the classroom long enough for the children to get ready?

In ‘Uniforms’ on Wednesday, the children learn all about different types of uniform before heading outside to try some on.

In Thursday’s instalment, ‘Milkshake! Visit’, it is a very special day for the children as they have a surprise visitor –Milkshake! presenter Kemi. She soon has the kids up and dancing –and even the teachers join in!

And in ‘Emily and PE’ on Friday, Emily has a fall and ends up in the medical room with Mrs Tucker. Elsewhere, a mix-up after PE results in some back-to-front dresses…

big school
ben and the library (19/40)
06.40–06.50

Continuing on Five this week is the intimate documentary series that follows 30 four-year-olds as they start primary school.

Narrated by Milkshake! presenter Kemi Majeks, Big School is aimed at young children who will soon be experiencing the move to infant school themselves. The programme is thought to be the first single-subject observational documentary series for this age group. Big School charts the kids’ various adventures in their new school –from their first lunch and first PE lesson, to the end-ofterm Easter celebrations and goodbyes to new friends. There are rules to be learned, friends to be made, birthdays to be celebrated and much more.

In today’s programme, four-year-old Ben loves reading –so he is happy when it is library time for class FF. But just what is it that he likes so much about books?

Monday’s edition, ‘Snow Day’, sees the teachers close the school after a heavy snowfall, meaning it is a day off for the class! Dominic, Luke and Jessica have fun in the snow with their families.

On Tuesday, in ‘Fun in Nursery’, Nursery kids Sophie and Max play with bubbles and paint. And there is a big surprise for both of them at the end of the day…

In ‘Fruit Time’ on Wednesday, class FF enjoy a day full of fruit. There is fruit at snack time, fruit at lunch time, and even fruit in music –as Mr Mitchener teaches the whole class the Fruit Song!

In Thursday’s instalment, ‘Morgan and Gadron the Dragon’, form teacher Mrs Fenner has found a baby dragon called Gadron on her way in to school –and the children are going to meet him! At first, Morgan is a little frightened of the dragon, but she soon feels better after a special ride on a magic carpet.

And in ‘Hamzah’s Day at School’ on Friday, Hamzah is feeling a bit left out in class because he only speaks a little English. But it is not long before he is playing with his friends at break and having fun in his extra English lesson.

big school
dominic’s fun day (13/40)
06.40–06.50

Continuing on Five this week is the intimate documentary series that follows 30 four-year-olds as they start primary school.

Narrated by Milkshake! presenter Kemi Majeks, Big School is aimed at young children who will soon be experiencing the move to infant school themselves. The programme is thought to be the first single-subject observational documentary series for this age group. Big School charts the kids’ various adventures in their new school –from their first lunch and first PE lesson, to the end of term Easter celebrations and goodbyes to new friends. There are rules to be learned, friends to be made, birthdays to be celebrated and much more.

In today’s programme, ‘The Vet’s’, Class FF has a new topic to study. After learning about where to take poorly animals, Dominic pretends to be a vet – with unexpected consequences for the unwell dog!

Monday’s edition, ‘Adam Gets a Gold Star’, sees Adam having a very hectic day. First he has a nosebleed and is taken to the medical room, but things get better when he ends up in the Headteacher’s office with an award awaiting him.

On Tuesday, in ‘Classroom Moving’, Class FF is moving! Their new classroom has now been built and it is time to move all their belongings across to the brand new room. But Dominic is a little concerned that some bits may be left behind!

In ‘The Big Classroom Opening’ on Wednesday, it is a very special day for the school and for Class FF, whose new classroom is being officially opened with a big ceremony. But who will be the lucky child from FF to join Thomas and cut the ribbon?

In Thursday’s instalment, ‘Elise’s Long Day’, Elise goes to ‘before school’ and ‘after school’ club. Although she misses mummy in the morning, it’s not long before she’s having fun with the rest of Class FF.

And in ‘Elliott Settles In’ on Friday, FF spend their first whole day in their new classroom. After a bit of settling in, Elliott has a bump and ends up in the medical room.

big school
snowy day (7/40)
06.40–06.50

Continuing on Five this week is the intimate documentary series that follows 30 four-year-olds as they start primary school.

Narrated by Milkshake! presenter Kemi Majeks, Big School is aimed at young children who will soon be experiencing the move to infant school themselves. The programme is thought to be the first single-subject observational documentary series for this age group. Big School charts the kids’ various adventures in their new school –from their first lunch and first PE lesson, to the end of term Easter celebrations and goodbyes to new friends. There are rules to be learned, friends to be made, birthdays to be celebrated and much more.

In today’s programme, Class FF arrives at school to find a blanket of snow, which means snowballs, sledging and a lot of fun –except for Elise, who does not like the cold!

Monday’s edition, ‘Haroon’s Day at Nursery’, takes a step back to nursery school, where threeyear-old Haroon –who will be moving up to big school next year –finds out how to make a camp and how to write his name. Plus, there’s a surprise in store for him at the end of the day.

On Tuesday, in ‘Sharing Time’, Adam and Elliot are not happy because everyone is playing with the trains and they want one for themselves. But it is not long before the teachers step in, and the two boys learn about sharing and taking turns.

In ‘Luke Is Unwell’ on Wednesday, four-yearold Luke starts to feel poorly after a fun trip to school in the morning. But Daddy soon arrives to save the day and take him home.

In Thursday’s instalment, ‘Windy and Rainy Day’, the breezy weather does not stop Class FF from working outside, but the rain soon does! So the children head back inside for a fun music lesson with Mr Mitchener.

And in ‘Harvey’s PE Lesson’ on Friday, it is PE time again for Class FF –but Harvey is reluctant to join in. Is it because he does not like getting changed? Mrs Tucker comes to the rescue, and before long all the children are having great fun!

big school (1/40)
06.40–06.50

It is the first day of term at Bedgrove Infant School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and 30 four-yearolds are about to start ‘big school’ for the first time. Starting today on Five is an intimate documentary series that follows the new members of Class FF through their daily ups and downs as they adjust to lives in a new environment.

Aimed at young children who will soon be experiencing the move themselves, the series is thought to be the first single-subject observational documentary series for this age group. Big School charts the kids’ various adventures associated with a new school –from their first lunch and their first PE lesson, to the end of term Easter celebrations and goodbyes to new friends. There are rules to be learned, friends to be made, birthdays to be celebrated and much more.

In today’s programme, ‘Elliott’s First Day’, it is the first day at big school for four-year-old Elliott and the rest of his new class, FF. Elliott meets his new form teacher, Mrs Fenner, finds out about his new classroom, and has his first ever school lunch.

Tomorrow’s edition, ‘Grace Makes a New Friend’, sees four-year-old Grace tackling her second day at big school. She is a little worried about her new school, and is finding it a bit lonely. But it is not long before Grace makes a new friend.

On Tuesday, in ‘Classroom Rules’, it is time for the children to find out about their new class rules. But not everyone is able to stick to them, as the noise levels rise, there’s running around and not all the children are playing nicely. Until Mrs Fenner steps in, that is!

On Wednesday, it is a special day for class FF, as it is ‘Eve’s Birthday’. Mrs Fenner and all of Eve’s classmates have organised a range of surprises as the star of the show turns five.

In Thursday’s instalment it is ‘PE Time!’ It is class FF’s first ever PE lesson at big school, but the children must first master getting changed into their PE kits –which is not always easy!

In Friday’s edition, ‘The Sandpit’, it is time for FF to find out about the rules of their new sandpit. But when Matthew gets some sand thrown in his eye, teaching assistant Mrs Tucker comes to the rescue and explains the dangers.

big school

It is the first day of term at Bedgrove Infant School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and 30 four-yearolds are about to start ‘big school’ for the first time. Coming soon to Five is an intimate documentary series that follows the new members of Class FF through their daily ups and downs as they adjust to lives in a new environment. Aimed at young children who will soon be experiencing the move themselves, the series charts the kids’ various adventures associated with a new school –from their first lunch and their first PE lesson, to the end of term Easter celebrations and goodbyes to new friends.

There are rules to be learned, friends to be made, birthdays to be celebrated and much more. Among the children featured in the series are Elliott, Grace, Eve, Matthew and Elise. The first week of programmes sees the children arrive at Bedgrove Infants for the first time and gradually settle in to school life.

Elliott meets his new teacher, Mrs Fenner, and eats his first ever school lunch. Four-year-old Grace, meanwhile, is worried because she is finding school a little lonely; until she makes a new friend! And all the children learn that school can be great fun when Eve’s fifth birthday sparks a series of special surprises.

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