About the Read in to Writing Bee and Me unit:
Suggested year group: Reception
Length of unit: 3 weeks/15 sessions
Themes and topics: Nature surveys and observations linked to bees, insects and flowers, environmental issues
Writing outcomes: Story captions, A recount of an imaginary journey, a story sequel, poster
About Bee and Me by Alison Jay:
This wordless picture book was inspired by the author’s encounter with a bee as she worked in her studio one day. It tells the story of a little girl’s friendship with a bee. An exhausted bee flies through an open window into a room where a little girl is reading a book about flowers. At first, the little girl is frightened and doesn’t know what to do, but she feeds the bee sugary water and as she helps the bee, a friendship develops.