This month Lucy Sparkles performs the counting song ‘Here is the Beehive’. Click ‘read more’ for EYFS and musical aims, lyrics and further activities.
EYFS Aims (for both video activity and for further activities listed below):
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Making Relationships)
To develop and enrich friendships among children through tickling or to enrich the parent child relationship through tickling
Physical Development (Moving and Handling)
To develop finger dexterity by doing the actions and to practice moving at different speeds
Expressive Arts and Design (Exploring and Using Media and Materials)
To move to a regular beat
To count to five
Understanding the World (The World)
To understand that bees live in beehives
Expressive Arts and Design (Exploring and Using Media and Materials), Communication and Language (Understanding) & Literacy (Reading)
To learn language to describe sounds and rhythm and understand and demonstrate the meaning of ‘fast’ and ‘slow’
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Self-confidence and Self-awareness)
To build self-confidence through having a special turn on their own
Communication and Language (Listening and Attention)
To play games which involve listening for a signal
To feel the pulse through actions and to understand and demonstrate a ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ tempo.
Further Activities for ‘Here is the Beehive’
Babies: Hold your baby’s hand and move it to the pulse. Then gently squeeze their fingers one by one as indicated by the words. Give your baby a tickle at the end.
Pre-schoolers: The children are sitting in a circle. Count five children into the centre to be the bees so that they know exactly which is one, two, three, four and five. They curl up in a ball. As the numbers are sung, they get up one at a time and buzz around, ending in their original place in the circle.
Here is the beehive,
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Here come the bees now,
Out of the hive.
One, two, three, four, five.