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

at Leicester and UN

February 23, 2015
by Jean
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Get Creative! (part 1 of 2)

Last week creativity was in the news as the Warwick Commission launched their report ‘Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth’ and the BBC launched their ‘Get Creative’ celenration of the arts, culture and creativity across the UK. ‘Enriching Britain: Culture, … Continue reading

January 23, 2015
by Jean
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TeachMeet Wednesday 4th February

What is TeachMeet? Come along to an evening of sharing teaching and learning ideas. We’ll have mini presentations on creative classroom activities across the curriculum and there will be lots of ideas you can start using straight away.¬†Everyone is welcome … Continue reading

January 14, 2015
by Jean
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Northampton Inspire

The next Northampton Inspire Network Meeting is next Wednesday January 28th at 4.30pm. We’ll be in Sulgrave 034 (the art room) with refreshments available from 4pm. We’re going to be making creatures like these (on the right) using wire, paper, … Continue reading

December 3, 2014
by Jean
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Film making with Into Film!

Over the last few weeks we have been exploring digital technology with FDLT Y2 students. We were fortunate to have support from Rico Lowson and Sophie Burrows from the organisation Into Film. In the first session Rico and Sophie introduced … Continue reading

June 15, 2014
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Exploring World War 1 with FDLT Y2

This week we completed the PDT2008 curriculum module with an exploration of World War 1. The students used a ThingLink to follow interesting links to stories about World War 1 such as women in WW1, the role of animals, war … Continue reading

June 7, 2014
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FDLT Y1 exploring learning outdoors!

This week each FDLT Y1 group spent a day at an outdoor location to explore the potential for learning outside the classroom. The Oadby and UN groups visited Newton Field Centre near Kettering and the MK group visited Green Park … Continue reading