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

at Leicester and UN

May 18, 2020
by Jean
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Make your own miniature books with the British Library.

There are lots of fantastic resources to support learning at home available on the British Library website.  In the one outlined here we are shown the collection of miniature books called The Infant’s Library which were created in the nineteenth … Continue reading

December 3, 2018
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Christmas writing fun!

Pobble have shared ten fun ideas to inspire writing with a Christmas theme here. Christmas poems Jesse’s frosty festive poem evokes all the senses. She’d love you to have a read. Christmas in China What is your Christmas fortune? Dexter … Continue reading

June 13, 2018
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FDLT year 1 field trips

Last week the FDLT year 1 students went on field trips to explore different ways of supporting learning outdoors. Led by Ken Bland and Georgina Hand, they explored fieldwork around a river including mapping the meander, measuring depth; testing speed … Continue reading

November 23, 2017
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Classroom Adventures!

The FDLT Y2 Leicester group used their creative skills and Book Creator to make a collaborative book about some unexpected happenings in the classroom. Here’s the whole book on Google BookCreator: Classroom Adventures Here’s a version on YouTube: When making … Continue reading

January 21, 2016
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500 words

BBC Radio 2 launched the annual ‘500 words’ writing competition for children this week. You access the website here. It is for children aged between 5 and 15 in two groups – 5 to 9 and 10 to 13. There … Continue reading

December 1, 2015
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The Educators

Some more episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series The Educators are currently being broadcast. The episodes in this series listed so far are: 1.Character Lessons The episode is about the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). This is an American … Continue reading

November 26, 2015
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Free ebooks!

Routledge have made this ebook freely available to download. If you sup[port pupils in literacy or English this might be of interest to you. All you have to do is fill in an onlione form and you will be sent … Continue reading

October 2, 2015
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Pobble365

Every day a new picture is revealed on the Pobble 365 website. It is run by the very popular Lend me Your Literacy (LMYL) website. It emerged from Jonny Davies’s experience as a classroom teacher – he explains that he would … Continue reading

November 27, 2014
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ECYP book group – first meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Education, Children and Young People Book Group took place on the evening of 24th November. The chosen book was ‘Goodbye Sarajevo,’ an autobiographical account of two sisters’ experiences growing up in the Bosnian War of … Continue reading