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

at Leicester and UN

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

January 9, 2019
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of you! Here’s the Action for Happiness calendar for January 2019.     Action for Happiness (2019) Happy New Year calendar. [online] Available from: http://www.actionforhappiness.org/happy-new-year [Accessed 9/1/19]        

July 6, 2018
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Compassionate Class

Compassionate Class is a innovative new programme from the RSPCA that encourages children to develop compassion and empathy through the lens of animal welfare. You can read more about it here.      

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

June 7, 2018
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Can your pupils sew on a button?

Great British Button Challenge! Hobbycraft did some research and found that out of the 10,000 people they surveyed 1 in 5 could not sew on a button, with 52% never taught this at school (Hobbycraft, 2018). This summer they’re running … Continue reading

May 31, 2018
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Springwatch Wild Academy

Nature live, straight into your classrooms! The Springwatch team are excited to announce eight new live programmes especially for schools! Beaming direct into your classroom, the Wild Academy will open for business at 1:30pm on Monday 4th June. Join us Monday … 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

March 29, 2018
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Keep Learning!

As supporters of learning and people interested in education you are likely to be seeking opportunities to keep learning yourselves. This might be to fill gaps in your subject knowledge, to allow you to perform your role more effectively or … Continue reading

January 12, 2018
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500 words – live lesson!

On Monday 15th January at 2pm there’s a live lesson available to watch to inspire your participation in the BBC Radio 2 500 words writing competition. You can see information about the live lesson here. Calling all story writers! Now … Continue reading

January 5, 2018
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Here’s a great way of starting 2018 with some actions for happiness.       There is more detail about starting the new year in a positive frame of mind here. It would be interesting to devise … Continue reading