Bartley C of E Junior School

Think for yourself, act for each other

02380 812173

Winsor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 2HR

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Light and Shadows!

In Science this half term we will be learning about light; how it travels, what a light source is, and what happens when objects reflect light.  We will also be looking at shadows and finding out how they are formed and what factors affect their size and positioning.  Do you know the words transparent, translucent and opaque?  Can you find out what they mean? 

Home Learning idea:  Look for sources of light around your home.  What objects are a light source and which are just reflecting light?  Make some shadows and play around with changing their size, shape and position.  What do you notice?


In Science this half term we will be learning about Forces. We will investigate forces and their direction: Whether it is a push or a pull. Also, which types of surface cause greater friction. We will also investigate some of the properties of magnets. When do magnets pull towards (attract) or push away from (repel) each other? Can you think of anywhere in your home where a force can be seen or you use a force to make something work?