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Hello everyone.

This is Mrs. Hardisty again for your English lesson.

Today, we are managing to be doing speaking and listening.

We're going to mainly using our speech.

We're going to do a little bit of writing at the end.

So in order to get ready today, let's maybe warm up our faces.

Stretch it all out, get that face ready to talk and I think we're ready.

Let's start.

This is what we're going to be doing in today's lesson.

We're going to start by thinking of some synonyms, some other words for bees.

So we're not always using the word bee in our writing and then we're going to recap vocabulary that we've been doing over the last few lessons and then we're going to practise using those causal conjunctions.

We've seen them written down, we've been identifying them and now we're going to practise using them correctly.

And then finally, you are going to write a couple of sentences, putting all of this into practise.

In this lesson, you will need the sequencing pictures that you made a few lessons ago.

The word bank that you made in a previous lesson and some paper and pencil to make sure you've got all of those things because the sequencing pictures and the word bank are going to help you in everything that we're going to do today.

So it's really useful if you've got those things near you.

So pause the video and go and get those things now.

Let's start with a warmup.

So here I have got listed some synonyms, some different words for the noun bee.

I've got creature, animal species, beast, and insect.

Now you could use all of these words in some way to represent a bee, but I think some of them are more precise than others.

So if you were to use these words in your writing in your explanation text, which do you think would be the most precise synonyms for a bee? Can you point to them? Can you tell me which ones you think they are? Call them out to me now, which ones would you use? These are the ones I would use.

So I think creature and species and insect are the most precise synonyms. Although the bee is an animal, and I guess you could describe it as a very, very small beast.

They're not very precise, are they? So these are three synonyms that you could use in your own writing.

It makes it so much more interesting for your reader if you were using of these synonyms, rather than always using the word bee.

So you might want to think now, which of these do I definitely want to use in my writing? Pop it up here, ready to remember when you come to use it.

So now let's just recap some of the vocabulary that we have been looking at so far in this unit.

Okay, so here is our technical vocabulary.

I've got worker bee, nectar, enzyme, and crop stomach and can you point to or tell me which word is the one that breaks the nectar down in the bee's stomach? which is the thing that breaks the nectar down? Tell me what it is in three, two, one.

It is enzyme, isn't it? Okay, and then we've got honeycomb cell, wax and regurgitation, Which of these describes the bees spitting up, bringing up the honey that was in its stomach the food that was in its stomach? Which one was it? It's regurgitation, well done.

So in a previous lesson, we thought of lots and lots of different adjectives to describe nouns.

Here I've got intelligent, clever, dedicated, industrious, resourceful, determined.

Which noun did these, these adjectives describe? So, clever working really hard, which noun was it? Tell me in three, two, one.

they all describe the bees, don't they? That's the idea, that's the noun that the adjectives describe.

Okay, what about these ones? What noun did these adjectives describe? Transparent, which remember, means see-through, sticky and thick.

Oh, look, I've got two stickies there.

Nevermind, so what does that describe? Tell me which one is it? What's it describing? They're all describing nectar aren't they? Okay, and then finally, various.

which remember means lots of different kinds.

Colourful and scented just means nice smelling.

What do they describe? Tell me in three, two, one, and they all describe flowers, don't they? The flowers that the bees visit to suck up the nectar.

So today we're going to be doing oral explaining.

That means using our words to explain in speech how something works.

So why is it important to practise explaining orally, before we start our writing? You might already know this.

Someone might have already told you why it's really important to practise saying something before you write it down.

Well, the answer is, it is so much easier to write an explanation once you have practise saying it.

If you can say it, then you can write it and so this lesson is going to help us really practise every part of that explanation text.

So that then when we come to write, we know exactly what we want to put down on paper.

So let's just recap some of our sequence and conjunctions and adverbial phrases that we want to use in our explanation text.

My turn, you'll have a turn.

Firstly, next, then, after that, later, finally.

Well done.

So what I'd like you to do now is have a first go at doing the whole honey making process, just practising using those sequencing conjunctions and adverbial phrases.

So I'm going to give you an example and then I'd like you to pause the video and have a go at doing this now.

We're not going to worry about all the other words that we've been using.

I just want you to focus on making sure you're getting it in order and using those time conjunctions and phrases, and then we'll work on expanding our sentences even more.

So I'm going to give you an example for the first two pictures, but I'd like you to do it for all of them.

So first, the industrious bee searches for nectar amongst all the flowers.

Next, it lands on a flower and sucks up the nectar into its crop stomach where the enzymes start to break the neck to down into honey.

So you can see there, I use the word first and next.

So what I'd like you to do now is pause the video and have a go at telling, you don't need to write anything down, just telling the sequence correctly, using those words.

Right then, let's have a recap of what some of these verb means.

So which of these verbs means to look for? Is it pause, searches, flaps, or seals? Which one means to look for three, two, one, point to it.

It's searches, and that's one of the verbs that you can use today and then which adverb means quick? We've looked at this a couple of times, you should know this straight away.

Which one is it? Is it rapidly, carefully, precisely, or industrially? Industriously, sorry.

Point to it in three, two, one.

It's rapidly, well done.

And then lastly, which advert means hard working? I know you know, this one, is it rapidly, carefully, precisely, or industriously? Point to it now, ready, steady, go.

Which one was it? It was industriously.

So hopefully you have got the word bank that you made earlier in the unit with all the adjectives and verbs and nouns and adverbs that you want to use in your writing and we're going to use that word bank to help make our speech really precise and fantastic today.

So what we're going to do now is we're going to pause on each section of the explanation text, and we're going to try and use all those brilliant words, like fantastic precise vocabulary and our time conjunctions to try and tell the process in the most precise way that we can.

So again, I'm going to have a go and then I'd like you to pause and do the same.

First, The dedicated worker bee searches diligently for flowers.

When they land on a flower, they carefully suck up the nectar using their long tongue.

Okay, I've had a go now it's your go.

Can you describe this picture? Using all those different words that we've been practising.

Off you go.

Well done, so now let's have a go at this one.

Again, using all those different words.

I'm going to have a go first, and then I'd like you to have a go by saying it.

As the nectar gets sucked into the bee's body, it goes into its crop stomach.

The crop stomach of this incredible insect is its honey stomach, where enzymes break down the nectar into honey.

Okay, that was my go.

Now, would you like to have a go? Pause the video and try practising explaining what happens at this stage of the process? Okay, it's everyone's favourite bit.

It's the disgusting bit where the bees spit into each other's mouths.

So I'm going to have a go and then I'd like you to have a go.

After the worker bee has returned to the hive, it regurgitates the honey carefully into the mouth of another bee.

Next, this bee then regurgitates the honey into another bee's mouth.

This fascinating process continues for some time and the honey gets thicker and thicker as it does so.

Okay, so I've had a go, now it's your turn.

Right, now we've got to the bit where the bees have got the honey in the way that they want and they got to put in the honeycomb cell.

I'm going to try, then it's your turn.

After the honey has thickened, the bee regurgitates and spits the honey into a honeycomb cell made of wax.

Okay, now it's your turn.

Right, now before we get onto the last stage of our honey making process, we need to practise using these causal conjunctions that we've looked at, but we haven't actually practised using.

So here we have a cause and effect.

The cause is the bees rapidly fan their wings.

That's what they're doing and that this leads to, it causes something else to happen.

And the effect is that the hive warms up and the honey becomes thicker.

So you've got two different things that happened, and they're going to be linked by these causal conjunctions Let me show you.

I've got three different causal conjunctions.

All of it can be used.

So I could say, the bees rapidly fan their wings.

As a result, the hive warms up and the honey becomes thicker or I could do this one.

The bees rapidly fan their wings.

Consequently, the hive warms up and the honey becomes thicker.

Or I could use this one.

The bees rapidly fan their wings.

Therefore, the hive warms up and the honey becomes thicker.

So I've got three different causal conjunctions.

As a result, consequently, and therefore, and I'd like you to try to use at least one of those and the next time you practise saying this stage of a homemade honey making process.

So I'm going to have a little go and then I would like you to have a go after me.

At this stage, all the dedicated bees gather together and rapidly fan their wings.

Consequently, the hive warms up and the honey begins to thicken even more.

All right, that was my turn.

Now it's your turn.

Pause the video and have it go.

Now we've got to the last stage of the process.

So again, I'm going to practise and I'd like you to have a go, as well.

Think about which time conjunction would work really well.

Finally, a bee precisely seals the honeycomb cell with a wax cap.

This keeps the honey safe inside and stops it from going off.

Okay, now it's your turn.

Pause the video and have a go.

Well, we have done such a great job of practising saying all the different parts of how bees make honey and now we're going to try and put that into a little bit of writing.

We're not going to write the whole thing.

I would like you just to choose one stage of the process.

It might be the bit where it spits up.

It might be the bit where the bee searches for flowers, and then I would like you to write two sentences with all of those brilliant words and phrases in them.

So here's the example that I've done.

You can see it on the screen.

First, comma, and I've done a comma because remember, all sequencing and time conjunctions have a comma after them.

First, the worker bee searches for scented flowers.

I've used that brilliant adjective.

Next, comma, the industrious creature carefully sucks up the sticky, transparent nectar.

So I'd like you to now pause the video.

Get your paper and pencil, and write two sentences for one of those pictures.

Off you go.

Well done, everyone.

All of our brilliant ideas are coming together, aren't they? And I'm just so excited about the writing that you are going to be doing soon.

As a recap, we thought about synonyms for bees, like creature, and insect, and species.

We recapped some of the vocabulary that we have been looking at, and then we practised using causal conjunctions, and then finally, you wrote your own spectacular sentences.

Another lesson done, well done everyone.

I'm really looking forward to all the brilliant writing we're going to be doing as a consequence of all of your fantastic work.