Welcome to Bumble Bee Class!
Teachers: Mrs Aram and Mrs Cousins
LSAs: Mrs Brear (Monday, Tuesday and Friday) and Mrs Green (Wednesday and Thursday)
PE: Mr Goldsmith (Monday and Wednesday afternoons)
Year 1 and Year 2 Jigsaw (PSHE): Mrs Denness (Tuesday afternoons)
Year 1 Science: Mrs Denness (Tuesday)
Reception newsletter and topic webs
Year 1 and Year 2 newsletter and topic webs
Year 1 and Year 2
Did you know?
• Bumblebees are large, fuzzy insects with short, stubby wings.
• They are larger than honeybees, but they don’t produce as much honey. However, they are very important pollinators. Without them, food wouldn’t grow.
• There is variation in coloration among bumblebees and some species have bands of red, yellow and black.
• They have stocky bodies that are covered with many hairs to which pollen adheres.
• Bumblebees have four wings, the two rear wings are small and usually attached to the fore wings by a row of hooks called hamuli. The wings move rapidly, at 130-240 beats per second.
• There are over 250 known species.
• Bumblebees are social insects that live in colonies.
• The queen bee, drones and worker bees all have specific tasks to help support the colony.
• Bumblebee workers and the queens can sting, and their stinger is smooth – not barbed like that of the honeybee – so they can sting more than once. Male bumblebees cannot sting as they do not have a sting.
What else can you find out about Bumblebees?