Epic Learning: fire, handwriting, citizenship, and more!

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Oct 30 2020 59 mins  

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

This week's Epic marks Bonfire Night with a Tibetan folk tale relocated to Georgian England – and we mean really George-ian! Discover how this fun tale full of plotting and besotting can help your children conquer democracy, speed calculations, symmetry, and more!

This week, Epic storyteller Chip is joined by Helen, an EYFS/KS1 teacher from Buckinghamshire; Bex, a Deputy Head from Cambridgeshire; and Rob, a KS2 teacher also from Buckinghamshire.

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"To Heaven and Back" excerpt | 2:38

Learning Outcomes
For more detailed learning outcomes, check out the Chapter Headings at epictales.buzzsprout.com

  • All-age PSHCE: equality (8:46) | The Golden Rule (13:50) | individuality; justice (16:00) | making the most of your time (35:30) | ambitions (37:51) | what is heaven? (51:34)
  • All-Age Literacy: story maps; storytelling; using voices and/or body positions to represent different characters; illustrating to help visualize characters (10:30)
  • All-age History and PSHCE: big questions; death and loss; Bonfire Night; Guy Fawkes; differences between then and now (14:27)
  • All-age Numeracy: maths problems; speed, distance and time; volume (40:34)
  • 4–7yrs Literacy, Science, Core and Art: calligraphy; handwriting; presentation; materials; fine motor skills (22:37)
  • 4–7yrs RE and PSHCE: everyone is entitled to their own opinion and beliefs (24:44)
  • 4–7yrs DT and History: designing and building; comparing then and now; materials (28:23)
  • 5–7yrs Literacy and History: The Great Fire of London; news reports; comprehension; inferring from a text (20:39)
  • 5–9yrs History and PSHCE: what makes a significant person? (35:01)
  • 7–9yrs History: Guy Fawkes (33:23)
  • 7–9yrs Literacy, Science, and History: the ear; how sound travels; verbal & non-verbal communication (34:23)
  • 7–9yrs Literacy: formal and informal letters; invitations (38:24)
  • 7–9yrs Literacy and PSHCE: prediction; speaking kindly; giving good advice (39:24)
  • 9–11yrs Numeracy, DT, and History: area; perimeter; house design; Georgian design; symmetry (42:39)
  • 9–11yrs PSHCE: citizenship; democracy (42:59)
  • 9–11yrs Literacy: diary writing (44:09) | report writing; scriptwriting (44:57) | creating distinct characters (45:30)
  • 9–11yrs DT and History: architecture; landscape artists (46:34)
  • 9–11yrs Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, and Modern Foreign Languages: writing in codes; writing in other languages (47:47)

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