Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have started learning about Judaism this week. The learners began by independently exploring a range of artefacts. They described these and created their own questions about what they wanted to find out about them. The learners thought of some excellent questions in which they are excited to find out the answers to. 


Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have been enjoying learning about coding this week. The learners have created sequences of instructions so that they can think creatively and solve problems. They have engaged within a variety of coding activities. Some of these have included practising different directions outside, exploring algorithms using practical activities where the learners were required to follow their partners instructions to perform given tasks and exploring how to retell the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ through directing the Bee-Bot and using J2Code on the computers. 

Three Little Pigs House

The learners in Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have been applying their knowledge and understanding of materials and their properties to independently make their own strong houses for the ‘Three Little Pigs’ to live in. The learners thought carefully about the features of their houses, the materials they used and why, and they talked about what materials they would use if they were going to make a real house, giving reasons for these. The learners have all worked particularly hard and have constructed some amazing houses to confidently talk about. Bendigedig Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne! 

Three Little Pigs

Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have used their knowledge and understanding of materials and their properties gained from their previous Science and Technology lessons, to work in small groups to find ‘good’ and ‘bad’ materials for building a house with (a real house or a strong toy house). The learners talked about the reasons for their choices and shared these with their peers.

We read the story of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ and tested the three materials the pigs used to find out whether they were ‘good’ or ‘bad’ choices to build a house with and why. To finish off, the learners then sorted some more materials, such as concrete, slate and wool, working within groups.

Building Site

Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have been busy on the building site during their own planning time. The learners have made some amazing structures using their imagination, such as tunnels, bungalows, aeroplanes and cars. The learners have also shown great team work when working together to construct these. Well done Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne! 

Changing Shape

Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have been investigating whether materials can change shape. The learners explored a range of materials and found out that some are able to be changed in certain ways and others cannot, for example a sock can be stretched but a drinking can cannot be. 

Natural and Man-made

Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have been learning about natural and man-made materials. The learners worked hard in groups to sort some natural and man-made materials and also found many of their own examples on a welly walk around the village.