Epic Learning: Start of year assessments, fractions, and more!


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Sep 04 2020 55 mins  

Join Epic storytellers and creative teachers as they discuss how to draw out learning outcomes from this week's Epic Tale with easy, fun, and engaging activities.

This week, Epic storyteller Chip is joined by Helen, a teacher of ages 4–7 from Buckinghamshire; Bex, a Deputy Head from Cambridgeshire; and Rob, a teacher of ages 9–11, also from Buckinghamshire.

To celebrate both the start of a new academic year and Roald Dahl Day on 13th Sep, they discuss the curriculum links within two adaptations of a European folk tale connected to the popular children's author: one from Dahl's family home of Norway, and another from his British home of Great Missenden!

Discover how to help your children conquer weight, class charters, your local area... and much more!

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TIMECODES
Intros | 0:00

"My Cake, Not Yours!" Excerpt | 1:22

All-age PSHCE | 6:13
• You can't change other people (9:51)
• Reaching out to others (10:58)
• Making good choices (12:01, 16:45, 37:23)
• Caring for others (12:42)
• Class charters (15:11, 40:01)
• Responding to unkindness (29:28)
• Human nature (32:55)

Learning outcomes for ages 4–7 | 17:36
• Literacy – exploring character, role play, vocal expression (17:36); punctuation (17:36); modelling writing (17:36); describing settings (19:18); writing from experience (20:12); diary writing (21:08)
• DT – designing & building (19:18); recipes (24:32)
• Science – outdoor learning (22:12); baking (24:32)
• Numeracy – weighing, measuring, maths investigation (24:32); fractions (27:26)

Learning outcomes for ages 7–11 | 28:01
• Literacy – exploring character, hot seating, role play, purposeful writing, question words (28:01); replying to letters (29:29, 43:38); comparing texts, Roald Dahl, Roald Dahl's "The Twits" (29:58); diary writing, time connectives, punctuation (30:33); twists (30:54); conscience alley, hot seating (31:44); modal verbs, Grammarsaurus, letter writing (42:53); diary writing, report writing, review writing (45:16); perception (46:36); persuasive writing (31:44, 47:50)
• Science – materials (35:27)
• DT – designing & building houses (35:27); projects, graphic design, recipes, teamwork (38:40)
• Numeracy – measuring weight, comparing (36:04); fractions (36:45); budgeting (38:40); ratios, bar method (41:38)
• History – significant people (37:23)
• Art – perception (46:36)
• Geography – survey maps (47:19); human & physical features (47:50)

All-age learning outcomes | 49:44
• RE – Christianity, helping people on the edge of society (33:25)
• Art – painting as communication (44:22)
• Literacy – different forms of communication (44:22); creating new folk tales (48:53, 51:32)
• Science – animals & habitats (35:10, 51:01); healthy diets (50:22); inspiring scientific/investigative minds (51:52)
• Geography – comparing places (47:19, 51:30)

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