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Progression in Scientific

knowledge, concepts & skills

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

 

Year 5

Year 6

 

Light

(Physics)

 

Concepts

Cause and effect

 

 

Working Scientifically

 

 

 

 

 

Recognise that we need light to see and dark is the absence of light

 

Know that light is reflected from surfaces

 

Know the dangers of the sun (Protecting eyes)

 

Know that shadows are formed when light from a light source is blocked by a solid object and find patterns in shadow sizes

 

 

Know how light travels (straight lines)

 

Know that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye

 

Know why shadows have the same shape as the object that cast them

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