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    Year 3 Light: How we see things


    Due to changes to the KS2 science curriculum, pupils are expected to leave primary school with a deeper understanding of the properties of light. In this lesson plan, the concept of light is introduced for the first time. Pupils will take part in activities and complete a worksheet to aid their learning. This lesson plan may be followed by Light: Changing shadows.

    Pupils will learn:

    • Light sources are required to see things
    • When light is reflected from an object, we can see that object
    • Looking into the sun directly can be dangerous

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