The Y5/6 students are learning about Electricity in the first half-term and Earth and Space after the October half-term.
Why not broaden and deepen your learning by doing some of these activities:
Remember to always be safe around electricity!
The Y3/4 students are also learning about Electricity. Why not do some of these activities at home so that you can become an 'electricity expert'...
* Make a list of all the electrical objects you have in each room of your house.
* Create a table of bar chart to show how many electrical appliances you have in each room of your house.
* Sort your list into a Venn diagram – those appliances that produce light or a change in temperature or both.
* Create posters reminding your family to turn off electrical objects when not in use e.g. the lights
* Learn more about your home – Do you have loft insulation? Do you have cavity wall insulation? Do you have solar panels? Do you have low-energy light bulbs? What temperature is your heating set to? Is your heating/hot water on a timer?
* Record the temperature of a room in your house every hour during the day and create a line graph of the result.
* Look at any electricity poles/pylons/substations/railway lines when you are out and about. Remember the yellow warning triangle is there because the electricity can be dangerous.
* Take a reading from your electricity meter and see how much electricity you use in one week. Can you use less the following week?