Thunder & Lightning

This term Rea Class will be studying the topic 'Thunder and Lightning'.

As scientists we will :

  • Recognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • Notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes.  Which materials will make the best road reflector for Stotty Bear. Use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions, suggest improvements and raise questions.
  • Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object. Investigate how our shadows change through the day.  Take accurate measurements of length.
  • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.  
  • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.  Investigate how far does sound travel from different instruments.  Read and spell appropriate scientific vocabulary
  • Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
  • Identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
  • Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery.
  • Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.
  • Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate

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