This week’s story is by Dr Seuss, Show Me the Honey. It is a fantastic and fun way to learn about bees and all the marvelous things they do for us. Did you know that they ‘talk’ to each other? Bees perform the ‘waggle dance’ to let each other know where they’ve found some tasty nectar! It involves a lot of moving around and we’ve been practicing our own ‘waggle’ dancing in class to The Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky Korsakoff.
Literacy and Communication and Language – We can count on a Dr Seuss book for rhyme and this story is full of great rhyming words. How many can you hear? Can you think of a different rhyming words? We also focused on a non-fiction book called Eva the Bee Keeper and learned about what a Bee Keeper does to keep their bees happy and healthy. Can you find any bee facts? In class we practiced being statues when a bee (or anything buzzy) comes too close to us. It worked when an actual bee buzzed around our garden, it was amazing to see so many children standing completely still!
Maths – We have been looking at our numbers and counting out the same amount, being sure to use our counting fingers. Children are very good at counting but can still count too fast even when using their counting fingers! Please make sure that your child counts one number for each object there. This is an extremely important skill that they will use in Reception so keep practicing!
Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence