Key Stage 1

Our topic for this term is ‘Animals including humans’ and we will draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. We will understand the importance of healthy foods and find out about and describe the basic needs of animals including humans for survival (water, food and air). We will describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amount of different types of food and hygiene.

Key Stage 2

Our topic is ‘Electricity.’

Year 3 and 4

We will identify common appliances that run on electricity, construct a simple series of electrical circuits and identify common loop, lamp, buzzer, bulb and motors. We will experiment with switches, conductors and insulators and investigate how to change brightness and loudness.

Year 5 and 6

We will associate the brightness of the lamp and volume of the buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used. We will compare and give reasons for variations on how components function including bulbs, buzzers, switches etc. We will use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.