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

at Leicester and UN

May 29, 2020
by Jean
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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

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 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

April 27, 2018
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30 days wild!

The Wildlife Trust invites you to something wild every day in June: random acts of wildness. You can sign up here to get a free pack including a wall chart, interactive booklet and some stickers. There is also an app. … Continue reading

June 1, 2017
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30 days wild!

Its June, its Spring and its half term: the perfect time to start a new challenge! The 30 days wild challenge asks us to make room for nature. You can sign up here to receive a wallchart and ideas pack. … Continue reading

May 12, 2017
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Y1 visits to Newton Field Centre

This week both FDLT Year 1 groups visited Newton Field Centre in Northamptonshire. They explored how a visit to a Field Centre could support learning in geography, science,history and art. The Field centre teacher, Georgina Hand and a University of … Continue reading

April 13, 2017
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Learning at the Forest School

We are very lucky to have our own Forest School at Park Campus, University of Northampton. A few weeks ago the FDLT Year 2 students spent a morning there as part of their learning Beyond the Classroom module to explore … 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