Robin Home Learning: 15.5.20

Good morning Robins. We have reached the end of the week and this is our final day of our short topic about Really Looking at minibeasts. Today you will be learning about the Bee and I hope you have managed to see some buzzing around your garden this week. I would like you to begin by looking at a PowerPoint about the life cycle of a Bee, followed by reading some Bee fact cards.

Here are a number of activities about Bees, which include a reading comprehension task, so feel free to choose those that interest you the most. You can also use the Bee border paper if you want to write some information about Bees and draw some pictures. There is a lovely close-up photo of a Bee in the ‘Zoomed in Minibeast A4 Photo Pack’, which I gave you last week.

If you want to see some videos of Bees, do take a look at Mrs Goodson’s Year 1 blogs: 29th April – Collecting Honey and 3rd May – Bee Swarm. Her children were also learning about Bees and she filmed her own Bee hives.

I now have two poems about Bees for you to read. The first one is by Grace Nichols from Asana and the Animals, A Book of Pet Poems. I also gave you the poem, Every Time I See Her about a Jersey cow from this book. This poem contains some great images, such as the Honey-Bee having ‘a black and yellow vest’ and having ‘creepy legs’, which are ‘shimmery’.

I am giving you one more poem about a totally different minibeast from the same book. It is the Grasshopper and the reason I am giving you this one is that it is a counting poem. It has a repeating pattern and it is a format you may like to use when writing your poems.

I now want you to work in the same way as you have during previous days when writing your minibeast poems. So after reading the above poems, think carefully about how the poets described the Bee. Look again at the close-up photographs I gave you last Wednesday, 6th May, and if you are able, print one of the photographs. Look carefully at the image and cut out specific sections of the Bee and stick them onto paper. Add some annotations, trying to identify and describe three aspects of the Bee.

Now make a collection of interesting words and phrases to describe the Bee. Afterwards, write your own poem, considering the following points:
– How many verses shall I have in my poem?
– Do I want my poem to rhyme?
– What type of poem shall I write? Remember, your poem can be an acrostic poem, a shape poem, or written as one long verse.

You can either write your poem on one of the Bee border pieces above, or find a plain piece of paper and decorate it yourself.

Please continue with your ‘White Rose Maths’ lessons and today should be Challenge Friday! Remember, if you are not able to access the whole activity, go to the BBC Bitesize link for further resources.

Can you now draw / create a picture featuring Bees, or make a model? Here are a few images I found online, which may give you some ideas.

I hope you enjoy learning about Bees today and I look forward to reading your poems. Have a lovely relaxing weekend with your family.