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How far can you throw your shadow?


During this topic we will:

  • recognise that light in needed 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.

How can Usain Bolt move so quickly?


During this topic we will:

  • identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
  • linking our DT topic we will design and make our own healthy snack.

Are you attractive enough?


Our focus for magnets and forces are:

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

Making predictions and experimenting

What do rocks tell us about the way the Earth was formed?


We will be looking at:

  • comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties

  • describing in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock

  • recognising that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.