On this page you will find useful information about what we will be learning and documents to help support your children
The whole school topic for the Summer Term is
EUREKA – INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS
What can you do with …
Why don’t you have a go at Junk modelling or using lego, play dough at home to see what you can create ?
We will be exploring this in our Friday groups throughout the term.
Science – Light – How do we see?
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.
Science – Sound – Can you hear me?
Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
Science – Electricity
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.
Science – Magnetism
Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
Describe magnets as having two poles
Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.
Have a look at what we got up to in our SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP
The children in years 1, 3, 5 and 6 have been taking part in workshops with students from Reading University finding out about Macbeth. The activities have included hot seating, freeze frame scenes in the play; demonstrating characters’ reactions; story boards, letters to characters and predicting events
Owen won the colouring competition for the 5-7 year age group, it was run by Davis Tate for all local schools and he got first prize.
Well done Owen!