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Week 8: 15.06.20

Bee Friendly!


Did you know that the number of bees is in decline? 


One reason for this is that there are far fewer flowers than there once were and so there is far less nectar for the bees to feed on.  Can you help to make your garden ‘bee friendly’ and so help to save the bees?



Bee Feeders

Collect some old lids from milk bottles or jars.  Fill these with water and a teaspoon of sugar.

Finally try to find some shady spots to position the lids.


Bee Bath

Fill a shallow container with pebbles.  These provide the perfect landing pads for the bees.  Pour water over the pebbles to create a refreshing watering station and bath for your bee visitors.






  • Complete a map of the bee friendly features in your outside space.  This might be your feeding and water stations as well as any flowers or minibeast homes you have. 
  • Can you measure how far it is between each of the features on your map?
  • Use positional words to describe where the features are.  Can you give directions about how to travel from one feature to another?  Here is a word bank to help.

next to        underneath       between

       inside            on top of

over            through           right

       left               near           before      close to        behind 

      in front       around        above



  • Write instructions about how to find the key features in your garden? 
  • Have you ever watched a bee flying around? How many words can you think of to describe how a bee moves? This clip might give you some ideas.
  • Imaginative recount- Imagine that you are a worker bee.  What would happen during your day?  Write a series of diary entries to detail different parts of the day.  To start you off, looking at the bee information pages in the Reading section might help to give you some ideas. 

Honey bees collecting nectar from a flowers

The beauty of nature! Honey bees in close-up, as they collect nectar from a flower that they return with to their hive, and ultimately turn it into honey.


Listen to “The flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky Korsakov. 

Appraise the music.

  • What do you think? Do you like the piece of music? 
  • How many instruments can you hear? 
  • What do you imagine the bee is doing? 
  • Does it have a fast or slow tempo?
  • Can you use your body movements or actions to respond to the pulse?



Can you perform your own Bumblebee dance to the music?



Create a bee headband to wear while you perform your dance.

Flight of the Bumblebee Animated in Color

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