Light (Y3)

Prior learning

  • Explore how things work. (Nursery - Light)

  • Talk about the differences in materials and changes they notice. (Nursery - Light)

  • Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside. (Reception - Light)

  • Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. (Y1 - Animals, including humans)

  • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. (Y1 - Materials)

Future learning

  • Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines. (Y6 - Light)

  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. (Y6 - Light)

  • Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. (Y6 - Light)

  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them. (Y6 - Light)