The Animal Man

On Monday the man from Corner Exotics came to our class and showed us lots of exotic animals. We had the opportunity to hold a tarantula, a chameleon, a giant frog, some snakes, a scorpion, a hedgehog and a chinchilla. We had so much fun but also learnt lots of interesting facts. Some of the children overcame their fears of snakes and spiders once they had the hands on experience with the animals and insects.

What a fabulous morning the children had!

Our Senses

Over the week Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have carried out a variety of experiments to explore our senses.

We smelt a variety of things including mint, vinegar, perfume and orange.

We tried lemon, chocolate, salty popcorn, jam and cheese puffs. The lemon was very sour!


We have been learning about coding this week. Some of the children have been programming the Bee-Bot and others have used a variety of resources. We had so much fun.

We had to give Miss Burgoyne instructions to make a jam sandwich. It was quite a buttery mess!

Our Body

This week we have been learning about muscles and how our body moves. Some of us researched facts about muscles, using non fiction books and the internet to create a spider diagram, and some of us went outside to explore our muscles by doing a variety of exercises.

Learning about our Local Area

Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have been learning all about their local area. The children located different places in New Radnor on Google maps and then went on a Welly Walk to explore the local area.



The children then worked in groups to recreate the local area using junk. They used the photos that they took on the welly walk to help them.

The children made models of the School, Church, 2 houses and Sharon’s Shop!

Welly Walk

This week in Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne’s class the children looked for colours in Smatcher wood with Mrs Dinsdale. Before the children left they predicted how many colours from their colour wheel they would see. The children thought they would find between 2 and 6 colours. They were surprised to find there was actually 9 different colours in leaves, berries, flowers and toadstools!