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Theme 1: Turn it Up! Sound and Light

 

The Big Idea

Sound and light is all around us – from the sound of thunder and the flash of lightning in a storm, to a mobile phone ringing and flashing when someone calls us, to the billions of different sounds and lights leaping into life on the TV when we switch it on. In this unit, we are going to explore the many sounds and lights that are part of our everyday lives.

 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How sounds are made
  • How to change sounds
  • How sounds travel to the ear
  • About the volume of sounds
  • About sound and noise
  • Where light comes from
  • How shadows are formed


In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make panpipes

 

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to play a simple tune on the recorder


In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About music in different cultures and countries


Theme 2: Let's plant it! Plants

 

The Big Idea

Plants grow in all corners of the globe – even in extremely hot and extremely cold places. This is good news for people and animals because without plants we would soon die out. Plants provide us with food and materials, and they clean the air we breathe. How do they do it?

 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • About plants in our local area
  • What plants need in order to grow
  • How to grow a flowering plant
  • About local food chains
  • Why plants have leaves
  • About the life cycle of a plant


In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make a garden obelisk


In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • Where the plants we eat come from


In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About cash crops
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