Year 1 finished Term 3a with a buzz, as they took to the Memorial Hall stage for three performances of “The Bee Musical”; a story about a colony of bees who learned to work with local townspeople to ensure they had enough food to survive.
The show highlighted plight of the world’s declining bee population, and linked with Year 1’s ‘Great Outdoors’ topic in which the children has been learning about the relationship between bees and plants, and the impact of pesticides on this delicate natural balance.
Children were keen to share their understanding of this important environmental issue, in a fun and accessible way, aided by musical interludes, ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” and “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes.
This was a very impressive first school performance for Year 1, who mastered complex choreography, storytelling and memorized several new songs.
Year 1 Team Leader Miss Sharman said “I’m so proud of the children’s hard work and really impressed with their unending enthusiasm. As well as learning about the environment, the musical has helped the children to improve their reading, speech and language, listening skills and most importantly their self esteem.”