The Bee Cause

Fantastic resources to help you create a 'buzz' about bees...

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 17

Subjects: English, PSHE, Science


Resource Overview

Do you want to create a buzz about bees in your classroom? Then ‘The Bee Cause’ resources, a fantastic set of learning materials created by Friends of the Earth, are ideal for you and your teaching! These learning materials are designed to raise awareness of bees, whilst helping pupils to understand why these creatures are so important to us and to the wider ecosystem. Children can also learn about why bees are in trouble, and what we can do to help. They can be involved in a solution to the problem, by raising money for a bee friendly space in the school grounds or nearby, planting it and making bee hotels (and you can find instructions for all of these ideas in the teachers’ pack). Ideal for whole class or eco-team learning, these ideas and activities will definitely help pupils develop their scientific skills and become more bee-friendly individuals! 

Find out more here: https://www.foe.co.uk/what_we_do/the_bee_cause_home_map_39371


Resource Assets

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Teachers' Pack

This pack contains all the information, activities and advice you need to promote 'The Bee Cause' in your classroom.

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The Bee Cause Cards

Fact cards containing lots of information about bees and related wildlife, to support teaching on this subject.


Curriculum Objectives

  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.
  • Gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s).
  • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes.
  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers
  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • Select and use appropriate registers for effective communication.
  • Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English.
  • Use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary.
  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
  • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
    • Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
    • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.