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We encourage you to try science activities at home with your children. For some ideas, visit this website.



The children visited The Life Centre in Newcastle to learn more about light. We attended a variety of workshops and completed experiments and investigations to develop our knowledge of light and working scientifically by carrying out fair tests when measuring shadows and observing their shapes.



  • I can recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.
  • I can 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.
  • I can 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.
  • I can use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that make them.




In half term 4 we are building on our work in Y4 and learning more about electricity. We are trying to work scientifically and we are conducting several experiments, recording observations and drawing conclusions. One of our favourite activities has been designing and making 'Scribble Bots' with our parents/carers then modifying these in lessons. 



  • I can link the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
  • I can 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.
  • I can use recognised symbols when drawing a simple circuit in diagram.

Light Workshop

Electricity Work and Parent Event


Please see Twitter for more videos of our 'Scribble Bots' which were made during the parent event then modified in our science lessons.

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