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

at Leicester and UN

September 18, 2020
by Jean
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New resources from the National Literacy Trust.

This week the National Literacy trust launched two new online resources to support families and educators. The first is called Virtual School Library. You can access it here.  Each week the Virtual School Library will introduce a children’s author or … Continue reading

Google AR TL image

July 6, 2020
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Learning to use digital tools 2: ThingLink

ThingLink is a digital tool available for all to use in a free and in a paid for version. The tools available through the free version are a great place to get started. Although it is available as an app … Continue reading

children's cook covers

June 3, 2020
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How can we work for a better world?

As you keep up to date with the news you will no doubt be considering how we in education can work for a more fair and equal society. In classrooms using children’s literature as the basis for conversations is a … Continue reading

September 23, 2019
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National Poetry Day coming soon.

On Thursday 3rd October it is National Poetry Day in the UK. There are lots of resources here to support you in doing something at school. You can see them here.               There are … Continue reading

September 2, 2019
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What to bring along to the first week

Today you will receive an email from Abbie Deeming, the course leader. You will probably be thinking about the first day and what to bring. Here is a reminder: You must bring: 2 forms of ID for enrolment You can … Continue reading

August 26, 2019
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Getting to know your new group

Before you start the FDLT course we’d like you to introduce yourself to the group on these Padlets. Leicester group Padlet. UN group Padlet.  There is no need to have a Padlet account of your own to post onto the … Continue reading

August 5, 2019
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Curriculum documents

Throughout the FDLT and BALT courses you will often need to read and refer to curriculum documents.  These are some of the key documents: For Early Years: This is a link to the page where you can access and download … Continue reading