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Wk beg 8.6.20 Light

Online learning week beginning 8.6.20

This week your project is all about

Light

Why are we setting you this work?

Science curriculum aims:

  • I can explain how shadows are formed.
  • I can find patterns in the size of shadows.
  • I can observe and record the lengths of shadows at different times of day.
  • I can recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and there are ways to protect one’s eyes.

 

We started learning about light in the first half of Year 3. Do you remember we learnt that darkness is the absence of light, and that light travels in straight lines? We did an experiment with a cardboard box, a torch and some holes to find out all about this. We also experimented with mirrors to learn about reflections and drew silhouettes of you all using a light and your shadows? We have put some learn screens on Education City for you to help you remember what we have learnt so far.

This week, we would like you to continue your Year 3 learning about light following the next aims in the curriculum.

Please complete at least two of these activities:

 

  • Do you remember when we made our shadow silhouettes in the Year 3 area? We would like you to think again about shadows and how they are made. Make shadow puppets and put on a show of a well-known story: The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, or another one of your choice. How can you make the shadows clearer? How could you make a character appear bigger?  What happens when you move your puppets closer or further away from the light sourceWhen you have finished experimenting with your puppets, write a little explanation of how shadows are made. You could also write about what you discovered about how to change the appearance of the shadows.

 

  • Observe and record the length of a shadow at different times of the day. (You will need to check the weather forecast and choose a sunny day for this one!) You could use an object which is already in your garden or place an object in the same spot (or stand in the same spot yourself!) and observe/take a picture/draw around the shadow at different points in the day to see how it changes.

Follow-up questions: would your shadow appear differently at different times of year? Can you do some research to find out?

Why does this happen?

  • What is the main source of light in our world? The Sun! Have a look at the Twinkl Sun Safety PowerPoint which we have saved at the bottom of this page. Then, make a poster with safety rules about how to avoid damaging your eyes with light from the sun.

 

To help you:

Have a look on the BBC Bitesize website: Light and dark. There are a variety of videos on this website to help explain about light and shadows, along with some follow-up activity ideas https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7

 

For your literacy this week, we would like you to continue to work on your ‘Talk for writing’ activities which you started last week. Remember that there are Year 2 and 3 activities (and Year 1) for you to do.

Don’t forget to log in to Education City for your numeracy activities and the science learn screens, and bug club for reading and comprehension. We can see how much you are completing and how well you are doing – well done to those of you logging on each week!

Keep up the reading, spelling and times tables, as well as those all-important life skills!

Don’t forget, you must contact us at least once during the week so we know that you are okay. Have a good week and stay safe!

What have we learnt this week?

What have we learnt this week? 1 Fabulous shadow investigation- well done, Harry P!
What have we learnt this week? 2 Great sun dial observations, Harry P!
What have we learnt this week? 3 Amazing shadow photos, Harry P!
What have we learnt this week? 4 Brilliant shadow investigation. Alfie! Well done!
What have we learnt this week? 5 Investigating shadows- great fun!
What have we learnt this week? 6 A shadow of your dog, Freya! Brilliant!
What have we learnt this week? 7 Yummy dessert! Great baking!
What have we learnt this week? 8 A shadow play and facts- great, Gabriel!
What have we learnt this week? 9 Mr Men shadows- fabulous!
What have we learnt this week? 10 Shadow facts- well done Bella!
What have we learnt this week? 11 An amazing piece of writing, Karis!
What have we learnt this week? 12 Great fraction work too, Karis!
What have we learnt this week? 13 Sleepover time- what fun!
What have we learnt this week? 14 Snuggles with Socksy! Great fun!
What have we learnt this week? 15 Brilliant maths work, Luca!
What have we learnt this week? 16 An amazing light project, Luca! Well done!
What have we learnt this week? 17 Brilliant shadows project, Jack! Well done!
What have we learnt this week? 18 Fabulous investigating and observing, Jack!
What have we learnt this week? 19 Fabulous light and shadows project! Well done!
What have we learnt this week? 20 Amazing observations, Charlie S! Fabulous!
What have we learnt this week? 21 A brilliant poster and facts, Jocelyn!
What have we learnt this week? 22 A great shadow, Jocelyn!
What have we learnt this week? 23 What an amazing poster, Charlie B! Great info!
What have we learnt this week? 24 You made your own shadow puppet story, Blake!
What have we learnt this week? 25 What yummy cakes! Great baking skills, Freya!
What have we learnt this week? 26 A great project on the sun, Lizzie! Well done!
What have we learnt this week? 27 A great shadow investigation, Frankie! Brilliant!
What have we learnt this week? 28 And a great story too, Frankie! Well done!
What have we learnt this week? 29 Great sun safety tips, Alfie! Fabulous!
What have we learnt this week? 30 Great facts about shadows, Jocelyn! Well done!
What have we learnt this week? 31 A fabulous sun safety poster, Gabriel!
What have we learnt this week? 32 Fantastic facts about light, Kate! Great!

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