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Autumn 2 - Sound
This half term our science topic is all about ‘Sound’. We will be learning about how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel, as well as how sounds can change pitch and loudness. The children will learn about how sounds are made, carrying out demonstrations of vibrations, and completing a sound survey of their school, finding out about the types of sound they find and how they compare with other areas. We will have different opportunities to explore and investigate sound as well as plan their own investigation into how to make something sound proof. There will be plenty of opportunities to use our scientific vocabulary when working practically or in written work.
School Sound Survey
We went on a walk around the playground to listen for the different sounds we could hear. We tried to identify if they were loud or quiet and what had caused the vibration. We then used a drum with some rice on to show how sound causes vibrations. When Mr Holland hit the drum hard and made a loud sound, the rice jumped in the air!
This science topic is a first introduction to studying electricity at Key Stage 2. We will learn what electricity is and how it was discovered. We will identify which appliances use electricity in school and at home and how to keep ourselves safe. Children will construct circuits, start to create pictorial circuits and conduct an investigation into how easily different types of switches can break and reconnect a circuit.