Lighting it up

Samantha Leigh
2001, Vol. 6, No. 3,


At St John's C of E Primary school I teach a Year 3 class. There are 32 children in the class and design and technology is taught on a revolving programme. Once a half term the students are taught either design and technology for six weeks or a module of ICT. To make the most of a planned 'Science Day', it was decided to integrate design and technology with science. After discussions with the class, circuits emerged as a favoured subject. The Lighting it up Scheme of Work seemed appropriate, so it was adapted to fit in the day's schedule. This paper looks at how the day was planned, what the children achieved, and considers ways of improving future events.

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