Epic Learning: Rhyme, coding, designing and more!


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May 25 2020 60 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 Amy (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 Chip and Amy's adaptation of the Norse myth "The Potion of Poetry". Discover how to help your children conquer poetry, recipes, scientific enquiry... and much more!


00:48 | Introductions

01:59 | "The Potion of Poetry" excerpt

04:29 | PSHCE, History, Literacy, and morals (all ages)

17:57 | Curriculum links for ages 4 to 7
• History, Art — Viking gods (17:57)
• Core Skills, Art — conceptualising, designing, crafting (19:07)
• History — beliefs of different people, research skills (19:47); key historical figures of Viking times relevant to British history (20:06)
• Science — consistency of different liquids, following instructions, developing scientific enquiry skills (21:45)
• DT, Art — creating trolls, e.g. as costumes (23:35)
• Literacy — writing about your own activities (24:45); rhyme and rhyming games (25:15)
• Core Skills, Literacy — planning, writing instructions, evaluating (29:06); lost/stolen posters, purposeful writing, fine motor skills (31:57)
• Geography, History — following maps, features of the Viking world (31:10)
• Science, DT — origami, designing experiments (33:02)
• Numeracy — capacity (33:31)

34:44 | Curriculum links for ages 7 to 11
• Literacy — poetry, rhyme (34:44); expanded noun phrases, similes and metaphors (37:14); alliteration (39:27)
• Literacy, Numeracy, Coding and Computing — riddles, secret codes (40:30)
• Numeracy — mathematical investigations (46:34)
• DT, History, Geography — cooking, recipes, changes in diets across time and place, bread-making, measuring skills (47:20)
• Art, DT, RE — designing a hall and staircase among the clouds, levers and pullies (51:02)
• Science, DT — designing and making habitats, research (52:49)

54:03 | All Age curriculum links
• Literacy, DT — "reading corners", story boxes (54:03)
• Literacy — cataloguing (55:28); poetry (56:24); comparing stories (56:59)
• DT, Art, Literacy, Science — creating trolls and their habitats (57:51)


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