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

at Leicester and UN

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

April 16, 2019
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A new online course from DLAB!

Our team from the University of Northampton would like to invite you and your staff to join our free online course on What if the sea level rises? Exploring language and culture in a future setting. This course has been … Continue reading

April 4, 2019
by Jean
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Animating science!

This week in the FDLT Year 1 groups we have been using the stop motion animation app iMotion and the video editing app iMovie. The students devised, scripted and designed short animations to explain an idea or process. After they … 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

December 17, 2018
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Using digital apps and tools to support spoken language

Last week the FDLT Y1 students in the Leicester and Northampton groups explored a variety of apps and tools to support and inspire spoken language in the classroom. Using ChatterPix Making vocabulary interactive    

November 8, 2018
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Box of Broadcasts

As students of the University of Northampton you have access to a resource called Box of Broadcasts (BoB for short). Click the link above to go to the opening page and then type ‘Northampton’ into the ‘where are you from?’ … Continue reading

October 30, 2018
by Jean
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How do our kids beat the robots?

This is an interesting radio programme, especially if you are in FDLT Year 2, and thinking about the curriculum and how we organise learning in schools. As you listen, think about what the presenter finds out about cross curricular approaches, … Continue reading