Exploring a range of games that use electricity and also the materials needed to make a simple electrical circuit, children will consider what they already know about electricity and how much they understand about how the electrical items in our homes are powered. They will identify some of these appliances and devices, including the dangers around them and how to stay safe. In addition, they will be predicting and testing materials that could be used to conduct electricity. The final outcome will be to make a circuit with a buzzer and a switch, recording the circuit in a labelled diagram.  

During this programme of study, pupils will: 

  • identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  • find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
  • find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
  • recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases