Epic Learning: emotional literacy, statistics, and more!

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Sep 11 2020 45 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 Bex, a Deputy Head from Cambridgeshire; Laura, a headteacher for an international school in Spain; and Janina, an Epic Storyteller – and an Epic Mum!

Together the panel discuss an English folk tale starring Robin Goodfellow – better known as "Puck" from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. Discover how the mischievous fairy prince's adventures can help your children conquer statistics, anti-bullying, animal habitats, and much more!

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Intros | 0:00

"The Shapeshifter" Excerpt | 1:28

All-age PSHCE | 5:01
• role models, adapting to overcome obstacles (5:01)
• joy in helping others, gratitude, kindness, anti-bullying, turning points (6:32)
• appropriate punishments (8:59)
• labels, overcoming labels, the power of words (10:57)
• meaning of names (13:45)
• naming emotions, personifying emotions (20:53)
• making other people happy, kindness challenges, "The Elves and the Shoe-maker" (24:28)
• anti-bullying (24:54)
• family trees, "can do" attitude/mindset (27:14)
• difference between "mischief" and "naughty" (29:41)
• everyone has a purpose (34:28)
• exile, isolation, social distancing (39:45)
• making others happy, ways of giving and receiving love, "secret angels" (42:12)

Learning outcomes for ages 4–7 | 17:25
• Core: problem-solving 17:44)
• Science: camouflage (19:05); classifying creatures, mini-beasts (25:30)
• Literacy: shapeshifters, Harry Potter (19:31); making predictions ( 20:39); tracking emotions, emotion graphs, drawing evidence from the text (20:53); JK Rowling's "Harry Potter" (20:53); "Cinderella" (24:54)
• Numeracy: counting, Venn diagrams, statistics, bar charts, pictograms, tally charts (25:30)
• Geography: different continents (34:28)

Learning outcomes for ages 7–11 | 29:16
• Literacy: comparing texts (29:41); Roald Dahl's Matilda (29:41); Louis Sachar's There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, Louis Sachar's Holes (29:41); Latin phrases ( 37:57)
• Science: adaptation (32:39); animal reactions, animal behaviours (36:39)
• Numeracy: estimation (32:39); Roman numerals (33:46); currency (34:11); area and perimeter (34:28)
• History: Roman numerals, kings and queens (33:46); Tudor times (34:11); Latin (37:57)
• Languages: Latin phrases (37:57)

All-age learning outcomes | 38:33
• Science: animals and habitats (17:44, 32:39, 34:28)
• PE: obstacle courses, gymnastics (19:31, 38:52)
• RE: names, name choices (27:14)
• History: impact of time (34:28, 39:45)
• Drama: animals, reactions (36:39)
• Literacy: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (39:45)

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