This term, we are very excited to start learning all about light, how we see, shadows, reflection and refraction. The children will learn how light travels and how this enables us to see objects. The children will have the opportunity to make a functioning kaleidoscope, finding out about mirrors and the angles of reflection and incidence. They will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate refraction, carrying out some fascinating experiments into the effects of bending light. Furthermore, they will have chance to predict what will happen in an exciting investigation into the visible spectrum. They will work in a hands-on way to explore how light creates the colours we see, designing coded messages.
We will be also using the text ‘The Viewer’ to link our enquiry to our writing.