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Year 5 Science


Our new science topic for this term is ‘Light’. Throughout the term, we shall be learning about the properties of light, but we started off our unit this week by exploring different light sources.We found out that some objects give out light, they are luminous, whereas others just reflect light from other sources.

We loved going in to a dark space to test whether an object was luminous, noting that ‘bright’ objects, like a hi-vis jacket or a tennis ball do not actually give out their own light. We had fun using the ‘dark room’ to explore how we rely on light to be able to complete many tasks, and how other senses can be used to compensate when we are unable to see.The children were very perceptive to notice that many light sources, such as candles, light bulbs and televisions, while luminous, can be turned on or off.




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