St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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 This unit is the first introduction to studying electricity in Key Stage 2. Children will learn about what electricity is and how it was discovered. They will identify which appliances use electricity in their homes and how to keep themselves 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.

Who do you agree with?  Who do you disagree with?  What would you write into the last speech bubble as your prediction.

Key Vocabulary

How is electricity generated?

We found out how electricity is made in lots of different ways. 

How Electricity is made ?

Being Safe with Electricity

We learnt about how important being safe with electricity is.

Dexter Duck - Electrical Safety Video

Making a circuit

We learnt the names for the different parts of a circuit including bulb, wire, battery.  We were then challenged to make the bulb light.  This took lots of trial and error, problem solving and teamwork.  We then looked at some pictures of circuits and decided if they would work or not before testing them.