Epic Learning: Division, anti-bullying, punctuation, and more


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May 11 2020 61 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 Erika (also an Epic mum!) are joined by Helen, a teacher from Milton Keynes specialising in children aged 4 to 7, and Laura, an international teacher specialising in children aged 7 to 11. Together they discuss the curriculum links within our adaptation of the famous "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves". Discover how to help your children conquer punctuation, multiplication, division, citizenship... and much more!
00:47 | Introductions

02:03 | "Merchant Ali and the Forty Brigands" excerpt

04:27 | Story origins

09:27 | PSHCE and life preparation (all ages)

14:24 | Curriculum links for ages 4 to 7
• Numeracy – early multiplication, division, and fractions (14:24); more and less (16:45)
• DT – making toys for counting and/or world play (17:51)
• Core skills – confidence, "Mantle of the Expert" (19:00, 31:14)
• PSHCE – being kind to others, "anti-bullying" (20:21); good role models (20:51)
• DT, Geography and Science – making things with different materials, habitats, light (23:39)
• Literacy, Music, and PE – soundscapes through movement (25:51); listening skills (27:46)
• Literacy and Cyber-security – phonics, nonsense words, and code words (29:04)
• Literacy and Art – wanted/warning posters (32:22)
• All subjects – staged learning (33:45)
• Geography – maps (34:31)

35:06 | Curriculum links for ages 7 to 11
• Literacy – punctuation (35:06); tiers of learning (41:15); editing (44:04); figurative language (45:33); story origins (53:19)
• Core Skills – thinking skills, making connections, independent thinking, and building imagination (47:05)
• Numeracy – time (49:08)
• Science – insect traps, how insects use sugar (51:12)
• Geography – survival skills (52:37)
• DT – disguises (55:07)
• History, Geography, and Citizenship – other cultures in time and place (55:51)

57:02 | All Age curriculum links
• DT, PE – construction and movement (57:02)
• Geography – dances in other cultures (58:19)
• PSHCE – value (58:33)


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