Epic Learning: the Stone Age, measurement, persuasive writing, and more!


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Jun 22 2020 56 mins  

Join Epic storytellers and creative teachers as they discuss how to draw out learning outcomes from this week's Epic Storytime podcast with easy, fun, and engaging activities.This week we're joined by expert puppeteer Andy Lawrence from Theatre of Widdershins, who shared his original story set in the Stone Age. The learning outcomes in his tale are found and discussed by Epic storyteller Chip; 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. Discover how to help your children conquer non-fiction reports, logic puzzles, differences in materials... and much more!


Introductions
1:40

"Ug, Bug, and Dug" excerpt
2:55

All-age PSHCE | 5:21
• witty underdogs (5:21)
• sibling rivalry/pressure; individuality in equality (8:30)
• learning potential (10:57)
• understanding the role of past societies, judging progress (51:26)

Learning outcomes for ages 4 to 7 | 12:51
• History – comparing then & now (4-7yrs, 12:51, 15:01, 17:06); chronology (4-7yrs, 18:28); landscape changes (4-7yrs, 19:09); historical sources (5-7yrs, 21:33); Stone Age survival (4-7yrs, 27:36)
• Science – materials (4-7yrs, 12:51, 24:40 | 5-7yrs, 16:03); evolution from Stone Age to now (5-7yrs, 17:06); habitats (4-7yrs, 21:38); survival, fire (4-7yrs, 27:37)
• Literacy – use of pictures/props in storytelling (4-6yrs, 14:15); non-fiction reports (6-7yrs, 17:06); persuasive writing (5-7yrs, 21:38); symbols (5-7yrs, 22:14); early reading, looking for clues (6-7yrs, 23:32)
• DT – design an outfit (4-7yrs, 16:03); build a mammoth (4-7yrs, 19:36); living in a cave (4-7yrs, 20:27)
• Numeracy – measurement (4-7yrs, 17:06)
• Geography – natural/man-made features on maps, landscape changes (4-7yrs, 19:50)
• Art – cave paintings (4-7rs, 22:14); painting with nature, different tools/methods (4-7yrs, 24:40)

Learning outcomes for ages 7 to 11 | 29:58
• Science – light & dark, light travelling in straight lines, shadow puppetry, materials, opaque/transparent (7-9yrs, 31:42); evolution & adaptation, endangered animals (7-11yrs, 42:51)
• Literacy – primitive development of storytelling (7-9yrs, 32:31, 39:47); extract & reorganise information, family trees, describing character (9-11yrs, 38:02); rules for talk, modelling (7-11yrs, 45:18)
• Numeracy – logic puzzles, ordering, time, thinking from different perspectives, enrich.maths.org (7-9yrs, 34:36); link between literacy & numeracy (7-11yrs, 39:47)
• Art – portraits (9-11yrs, 38:02)
• Geography – tribes, caves (9-11yrs, 47:07)

All-age learning outcomes | 47:51
• Core – social distancing (29:58); archaeology (47:51)
• The importance of studying history (50:10, 52:32)
• Mantle of the expert (50:00)


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