Living things and their habitats.
During this unit, the children will be describing how living things are classified into broad groups according to their common observable characteristics. They will also be distinguishing between species based on their similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals. The children will also be creating their own classification keys and explaining the reasons behind why they have classified the animals in a particular way.
During this unit of work, the children will be learning about how humans see objects. They will also be conducting investigations about how to change the shape of a shadow and investigating how they can bend light.
By the end of this unit of work, the children will be able to use scientific symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram. They will also be carrying out lots of investigations including whether or not the brightness of a bulb is linked to the number of cells in a circuit. The children will also be able to create circuits with a particular purpose, including circuits where the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches can be controlled.