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Year 6 teacher Zoe Lowe introduces electric circuits to her class, using innovative role-playing exercises to underpin the transition from symbolic diagrams to circuit boards.
Zoe's lesson begins with a card-matching exercise to assess what pupils know about circuit symbols. A role-play is used to demonstrate current flow and how a light bulb is energised. The children then draw circuit symbols to consolidate their understanding. Next, pupils work in pairs with Worcester circuit boards, batteries and lamps to place their theoretical knowledge in a physical context.
Part of the series: Teaching with Bayley