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Learning through play

The first three years of a child’s life are critical for brain development. The New Zealand Herald’s recent editorial on teaching toddlers caught our eye, making the point that good early education is essential for assuring learning success at school and university. During the morning programme at Uplands, we set up the environment for play. When children…

What is BLP? And why does it matter?

BLP stands for Building Learning Power, a cognitive theory developed by Professor Guy Claxton of King’s College, London. At Uplands we use BLP as the basis for the work we do to help children become confident learners. BLP is about teaching children how to use the resources around them to get the information they want,…