A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

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bitmoji outdoor classroom

June 17, 2020
by Jean
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Create your own virtual classroom

You might have come across the idea of the #bitmojiclassroom on social media. Over the last few months, with many teachers and TAs away from face to face contact with their pupils, the idea of creating a virtual space that … Continue reading

May 29, 2020
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Notice nature in June!

As the month of June begins there are some interesting activities taking place to draw our attention to the natural world. The first is the annual event run by The Wildlife Trusts: “30 Days Wild“. At the link you can … Continue reading

May 7, 2020
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Take part in the Urban Tree festival!

Save Our Street Trees is delighted to be taking part in the first-ever virtual Urban Tree Festival – to celebrate our beautiful urban trees. Between May 16 and 24, Save Our Street Trees – Northampton will be asking people to … Continue reading

May 30, 2019
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International connections on FDLT!

FDLT Students Enriching Experiences – Mystery Skype and Zoom Room This week Year 2 Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching (FDLT) students took part in a Mystery Skype activity and had extended discussions within a Zoom Room. After the Mystery Skype … Continue reading

May 22, 2019
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Taking the learning outdoors!

Last week the FDLT Year 1 students had the opportunity to use the outdoors as a learning environment.We spent the morning beside the river exploring  and measuring the landscape.                       … Continue reading

March 20, 2019
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Exploring nature

There are signs of spring all around us! The Woodland Trust has lots of great resources to encourage children to be nature detectives. With older pupils you might track the effects of weather and climate change by using the nature’s … Continue reading

February 4, 2019
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New sculptures appear at Waterside!

This afternoon the FDLT Y2 students explored the sculptures placed around the Waterside site. They then chose their own space on campus and made a maquette (the small model that a sculptor would make as part of the design process). … Continue reading

February 1, 2019
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Activity Passport

You may have seen in the news recently that the DfE have released details about an ‘Activity Passport‘. The announcement reads:”Primary school children will be challenged to go on a nature trail, visit a local landmark or make a treasure … Continue reading