The topics for the summer term are electricty and light..
The children will be taught:
Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.
Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.
Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.
Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers.
and the on/off position of switches.
Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.