Classroom Activity: ‘Bee Happy’
28 August 2013 - 5 min Read
This term we have started the theme 'mini beasts'. Our first mini beast we! looked at was the bee. We completed lots of bee activities. Some are available now and the others will be added tomorrow xx
'A day in the life of working honey bee'. After learning lots about what bees do my Year ones and pp's write about all they things they had learned. To go with the writing we made a hand print bee, added wax paper wings, pipecleaner antenna and googly eyes. We used bubble wrap to print onto a hive template printed onto yellow card. They look super cute. The hive template will be up tomorrow and the label is available here File 6409 File 6405
File 6407 Writing from a Year 1 student File 6408 Writing from a PP student
'Bee Happy' File 6412   File 6410 We spoke about what makes us happy and why. We completed a writing task and a cute bee craft to go with it. Here is the link to the free craft
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      Labeling a bee   After learning about the body parts of a bee student were given a template with the head, abdomen and thorax. they had to draw the other parts parts on, label them and then colour the bee.   Download the template here. File 6413
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Bertha and the Bee Man book activity   After reading the big book 'Bertha and the Bee Man' we talked about why the characters thought the bees could be lovely or nasty. Download the template here File 6417
  Delicious Honey Joys To finish off our week of learning about bees we made delicious honey joys. A lot of my kids are ESL and had never tasted honey before, so these were a great hit Here is this link to Kelloggs honey joy recipe   File 6416
Also check out the video 'The Magic School Bus 'In a Bee Hive' Here is the link to a free full length video on youtube File 6429 My kids loved it! This is also a cute song and video called the 'Busy Bumble Bee' Find it on youtube here. We loved the reading the book 'Willbee the Bumblebee' too - and it comes with a CD! File 6427
I look forward to sharing more of my mini beast activities with you soon! Remember keep calm and pretend it's on the lesson plan Top Teacher xx

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