Keen to teach future generations about bees and beekeeping, and evolving from our successful beekeeping presentations to schools, we have developed an educational package comprising activity book and DVD for primary school teachers and parents.

 

Aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils, but suitable for all ages in the primary sector, this useful resource explains in simple and engaging language the importance of the Honey Bee. This 60 page activity book covers many KS1 curriculum areas including maths, science, creative English and vocabulary, art and craft, drama and music, and cooking with honey.

 

The bilingual DVD produced by Gilly Films is divided into 10 clear sections that can be viewed in either Welsh or English:

 

1. A general introduction
2. Where do bees live
3. The bee family – worker bees, Queen bee, drone bees
4. The life cycle
5. Jobs of worker bees
6. Bees and flowers
7. The waggle dance
8. Honey extraction
9. The beekeeper
10. Bees are important.

 

Work Sheets Content:
 

Science

  • Labelling parts of the bee

  • What plants need to grow

  • How does a seed grow?

  • Identifying plant parts

  • The seed cycle

  • Seed dispersal

  • Cross section of a flower

  • Fruit identification and colouring in

  • Vegetable identification and colouring in

  • Cross section of a plant

 

Numeracy

  • Counting up to 5

  • Counting up to 10

  • Skip counting in fives

  • Skip counting in tens

  • More or less

  • Mathematical shapes

  • Shapes and their properties

  • Counting up to 50

  • Counting in tens and adding units

  • Multiplication

  • Counting in tens and addition

  • Adding different numbers

  • Right and left, ordering and placing

  • Subtraction

  • Division, fractions and sharing numbers

  • Weight and mass

  • Fractions

  • Division

  • Capacity and volume

  • Telling the time-hours

  • Telling the time-minutes

  • Writing the time

  • Co-ordinates

 

Technology

  • Making a bee mask

  • Cooking with honey

 

P.E.

  • Flowers of the forest game

  • 'The queen bee's coming!' game

 

Literacy

  • A shape poem

  • Imagine you are a bee  write a story

  • Learn a bee poem

  • Bee word search

  • Really hard bee word search

  • Acrostic poem


Drama and music

  • Four role play scenarios and suggested music accompaniment 

 

Art and craft

  • Shapes and colouring in the bee garden

  • Bee maze

  • Colouring in picture

 

Welsh language worksheets are available as a free digital download when purchasing this activity pack. Please let us know when you place your order if you would like these.

The project has been funded by the Welsh Menter a Busnes company and the Co-operative project Plan Bee. It  has been distributed free to 135 schools across four counties in North Wales which took part in the Plan Bee Project in Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynned and Flintshire. 

'The Honey Bee' Activity Book & bilingual DVD

£20.00Price
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