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Brickmaking and The Three Little Pigs


Duration: 1 Hour Capacity (Max.): 30 pupils Age Group: EYFS and KS1 Cost: £25 + VAT


 The children take part in an interactive storytelling session with plenty of opportunities to engage and join in with the presenter as well as taking on the role of the three little pigs with help from our puppets.

Following the story, the group are split in half. One group explores traditional Black Country brick making techniques whilst the other explores free-standing structures using plastic straws, wooden lollipop sticks and Lego bricks.



- To participate in an interactive retelling of the three little pigs.
- To experience the process of making bricks by hand using clay.
- To know and understand how bricks were made in the past.
- To create free-standing structures using a variety of materials.
- To work cooperatively as part of a small team.

Links to Development Matters and the National Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage

Communication and Language (40 - 60+ months)
- Maintains attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity.
- Responds to instructions involving a two-part sequence.
- Understands humour.


Key Stage 1

English (Year 1)
- Becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.
- Recognising and joining in with predictable phrases.

English (Year 2)
- Becoming increasingly familiar with and retelling a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales.

Design and Technology
- Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.

- Changes within living memory. Where appropriate these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.
- A local history study.

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Did you know?

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The crane of the 1926 Fowler B6 road locomotive is recorded as moving 126 tons - equivalent to the weight of an anchor and its 1800 ft chain on Titanic.

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