Our first topic for the autumn term is..


Our topic will begin with an Electricity workshop, where will be hands on making circuits, learning and understanding symbols and making sure we are always safe with electricity.

We will cover the following objectives:

Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit

Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches

Use recognized symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram


As scientists:

What is electricity?

Recognise and explain what is needed for a circuit to work

The symbols for cell, battery, switch, motor and buzzer

Construct simple circuits

Predict whether a circuit will work from a diagram

Find faults and correct them

Find and present conclusions

Create a steady hand game


In English we will write:

Scientific investigations Newspaper article – electricity has run out

Report on the light bulb invention

Non-fiction – renewable energy


This will be our class read for the beginning of term.

If you like the book there is another in the series called 'Mission Gone Wild'.

Our class timetable

Our homework timetable

  The  Maths Key Instant Recall Facts for the Autumn term can be found below

Autumn 1

Autumn 2


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