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Orchard Primary

& Pre-School

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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"


This term we are going to be learning all about electricity! Here are the objectives we will be covering; 

  •  identify common appliances that run on electricity


  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers


  •  identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery


  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit


  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.

Wider Learning


Go Online:


Go Online: A comprehensive site about Electricity and the Environment where children can learn about renewable and non-renewable sources of electricity, global warming, etc. There are a few interactive games and activities as well.


Watch it: The story of electricity -


Make it: Build some squishy circuits with playdough! This TED Talk explains how to turn your kitchen into an electrical engineering lab -


Go Online:


Play it: Wired is a free puzzle-platform game where you wire up electrical circuits to progress through the levels (Windows or Mac computers; needs a keyboard and mouse) -


Visit: The Science Museum -