Key Stage 1

Our topic for this term is ‘Everyday Materials’ and we will identify and name everyday materials including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. We will describe the physical properties and compare and group together the materials. Year 2 children will consider if any of the materials are absorbent or magnetic and find out about Scientists who have developed useful new materials.

Our topic for the second half of the term is ‘Plants’ and we will explore where food comes from and identify and name food provided by plants. Year 2 children will identify the different parts of a plant that provide food and explore the importance of plants and trees for providing food.

Key Stage 2

Our topic is ‘light and sound.’

Year 3 and 4

We will recognise that we need light to see and that light is reflected from surfaces and that light from the sun can be dangerous. We will also study shadows.

For the second part of the term we will learn about ‘sound’ and identify how sounds are made and find patterns between the pitch and volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations. We will set up a sound experiment and carry out observations and recordings.

Year 5 and 6

We will learn about light travelling in straight lines and how we see things. We will investigate prisms and periscopes and how shadows are created and the shapes they form.

For the second half of the term we will learn about ‘sound’ and conduct experiments controlling variables, taking measurements, recording data and evaluating our findings. We will also research data to support our findings.