Class 3

Autumn Term

Our topic this half-term is called Sparks Might Fly.

Children will become Junior Apprentice Electricians as they take part in a range of practical activities.  These will include:

Using drawings, photographs and diagrams to represent circuits.

Developing an awareness of common appliances that run on electricity in the home.

Understanding that electricity can be dangerous and that electrical sources can be mains or battery.

Investigating simple series electrical circuits, identifying cells, wires, bulbs,
switches and buzzers.

Investigating how to alter the brightness of a bulb.

Recognising that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with
whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.

Understanding that batteries ‘push’ electricity round a circuit and can make
bulbs, buzzers and motors work.

Recognising that faults in circuits can be found by methodically testing.

We will also be creating scripts, stories and explanation texts and will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction.

We hope you will come back soon to find out more about our topic.

Useful links to Maths Games