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Our current Topic: Light


Year group

Statutory Requirements from the Programme of Study


  • Recognise that they 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
  • 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 sizes of shadows change.

Reachout Reporter


As a school we use Reachout Reporter at the start of each lesson. This provides fantastic opportunity for the children to see how Science is present in our daily lives. This takes Science outside the classroom and provides a great platform for scientific discussions. 



In science we start each topic with a cold task that asks a series of basic questions to gather children's prior knowledge on the topic. This informs us on what the children already know and allows the teacher to understand their current subject knowledge and misconceptions to plan the lesson sequence accordingly. At the end of the unit, we then do a hot task to assess what they have learnt during the topic. Whilst teaching each unit we focus on developing subject knowledge as well as working scientifically developing skills such as prediction and investigation.