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Credenhill, Hereford

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Autumn Term


Light and Electricity

This term we will be learning all about light and electricity. We will investigate the idea that light travels in straight lines and explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. We will learn that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. We will them build on year 3's work and investigate shadows and explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

When we learn about electricity we will:

  • 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 and recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

Knowledge organisers and vocabulary lists

Autumn 2nd 




In science the children will be studying living things and their habitats; adaptation and evolution and the life of Charles Darwin. We will focus on classification and the similarities and differences between different groups of living things including microorganisms, plants and animals.

Knowledge organisers and vocabulary list

Charles Darwin

One day a letter came to Darwin who twice failed to meet his father's expectations about him. It said professor Handler recommended Darwin as naturalist to the HMS Beagle scheduled to depart for the West Indies. His father, who objected to it at first, allowed him to go there after all because of his enthusiasm.

Use these powerpoints to find out about the life of Charles Darwin

Darwin Biography facts

Horrible Histories: Charles Darwin Natural Selection (Lyrics)

Use this website to find out about the 5 Kingdoms

Who was Carl Linnaeus?

Spring 2020

This half term we will learning about the Human Circulatory System. We will look at the components of blood and the part it plays in keeping us healthy. Then we will look at the function of the heart. PC Anna will be in school to deliver STAR training. This will help the children understand how drugs and alcohol can damage our health and ways in which they can keep themselves safe. In the second part of the term we will be looking at working scientifically. How we can create investigations that will answer scientific questions.



Knowledge organisers and vocabulary lists

A poem about the heart written by Callum

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