Epic Learning | Pirates, Medicine and germs!


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Apr 06 2020 57 mins  

Join Epic storytellers and creative teachers as they discuss how to draw out curriculum links from this week's Epic Storytime podcast with easy, fun, and engaging activities.

This week, Epic storytellers Chip and Janina (also an Epic mum!) are joined by Helen, an EYFS and KS1 teacher from Milton Keynes, and Laura, an international English teacher currently based in Lanzarote who specialises in KS2, to discuss the curriculum links within the swashbuckling tale of "Pirate Grace and the Mermaid Medicine". Discover how to explore the science of displacement, PSHCE themes of hygiene and authority, even PE... and much more!

00:00 | Introductions

01:30 | "Pirate Grace" excerpt

03:30 | PSHCE and morals (all ages)

09:47 | Curriculum links for ages 4 to 7
• Numeracy – doubling, halving (09:46); capacity (12:00)
• Science – slime and non-Newtonian fluids (14:00); floating, sinking, and designing experiments (23:25)
• Core skills – value of imaginative play (26:45)
• Geography – understanding of the world, maps (20:10)
• Art (21:44)

25:46 | Curriculum links for KS2
• Numeracy –  units of measurement, estimation (25:46)
• Core skills – resilience (30:20); learning through play (34:45)
• PSHCE – power and rules (31:28); safe and unsafe drugs (50:50)
• Literacy – persuasive writing (41:30)
• Science – predictions (42:55); germs (49:45)
• Geography – oceans and pollution (44:30)
• History – boats and real pirates (46:35)

51:58 | All-age curriculum links
• DT – boat-building (52:10)
• PSHCE – leadership (53:45)
• PE (54:00)
• Music – sea shanties (55:10)

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