Budding Beekeepers!

On our third educational visit to Besson Street Gardens, we visited the bees in their hive. Some of us bee-came bee researchers as we observed the insects’ bee-haviour, and some bee-came real life bee-keepers in protective suits inside the hive.

What do you think of our protective bee-keeping suits?

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Can you tell who is who?

We learnt that bees produce honey as well as beeswax. We got crafty making beeswax candles as gifts for our families at home.

For our health and safety, it is very important to remember that only adults are allowed to handle matches and lighters.

Besson Bee Experts

Did you know that many creatures that are alive today also lived alongside the dinosaurs in prehistoric times? These include slugs, snails, turtles, lizards, dragonflies and BEES!

During our  second educational visit to Besson Street Gardens we had fun learning about the different parts of a bee’s body whilst being busy bees ourselves!

We also made dazzling dragonflies which you will find in our book corner, as well as flowers for the insects to pollinate. When we got back to school, we made a big beehive for our handmade bees to live and work in. Next, we wrote informative posters to teach our visitors all about bees.

Can you remember a fact about each bee body part?

wings  legs  sting  eyes  abdomen  thorax

 

Fossils at Besson Street Gardens

Did you know that we visit Besson Street Gardens once every three weeks? It is a fantastic way to learn more about nature in keeping with our DINOSAURS topic.

Natural history expert Gill taught us about fossils and helped us to become real palaeontologists. We handled the fossils carefully and looked closely at their shapes and patterns.

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What were each of these before they became fossils? Can you explain how fossils are formed?

The Natural History Museum

We are learning about DINOSAURS! To enhance our topic, we went on an educational visit to the Natural History Museum.

We travelled by coach. It was so exciting to travel together as a group!
We travelled by coach. It was so exciting to travel together as a group.
As soon as we arrived, we ate lunch together in the dino-themed lunch hall!
As soon as we arrived, we ate lunch together in the dino-themed lunch hall.
After lunch, we had a hands-on stegosaurus workshop. We looked closely at the stegosaurus skeleton. The palaeontologists have nicknamed it Sophie the Steg!
After lunch, we had a hands-on stegosaurus workshop. We looked closely at the stegosaurus skeleton. The palaeontologists have nicknamed it Sophie the Steg!
We went to the dinosaur exhibition. For many of us, the best bit was the gigantic robot t-rex. It was extremely realistic!
We went to the dinosaur exhibition. For many of us, the best bit was the gigantic robot t-rex. It was extremely realistic!
We were captivated by the imitation raptor nest complete with hatching eggs.
We were captivated by the imitation raptor nest complete with hatching eggs.

After fun and exciting day, we travelled back to school, ready to share our new learning with our families and friends.

We would like to say a huge “THANK YOU!” to all of the parent volunteers who helped out on the day. It was a great success.