Science

Science takes place on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Probert.

 

Autumn Term 2020

 

This term, we study 'Forces and Magnets'

 

 

By the end of this topic, we should be able to:

  • compare how things move on different surfaces
  • notice that some forces need contact between 2 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 2 poles
  • predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

 

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What are forces?

Friction

Magnetism

 

During this term, we also study 'Rocks, Fossils and Soils'

 

 

By the end of this topic, we should be able to:

  • compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

 

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Rocks, Soils and Fossils

 

 

Spring Term 2021

 

This term, we study 'Light and Shadows'

 

 

By the end of this topic, we should be able to:

  •  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 our eyes
  •  recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
  •  find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

 

 

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Light and Dark

 

Here are some examples of our work this year.