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The theme this year for science week was bees. We were very buzzzzy learning all sorts of things about bees and carrying out lots of practical activities. We enjoyed learning the waggle dance: this is a special dance that bees do to show other bees where they have found a good source of nectar. We searched the school grounds for suitable homes for bees and we made bees out of clay after researching the different parts of the bee.

We also had a special visitor to tell us all about bees and honey. We learnt about the queen bee, other types of bee and what is inside a bee hive. We also learnt lots more interesting facts for example: why bees swarm, what they make, how they transport pollen, how queen bees and royal jelly are made. The children had the opportunity to see real bees in a bee observation hive, try on bee suits and taste honey. It was very informative and lots of fun!

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