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Teaching the topic of 'Light'

LIGHT
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jeanna coffey

on 7 May 2014

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5th & 6th
class

1. infants
2. 1st/2nd class
3. 3rd/4th class
4. 5th/6th class

1st & 2nd
class

3rd & 4th
class

How to teach the topic of...
The topic of 'Light'


from Infants to 6th Class

LIGHT
How to teach LIGHT
content
methodologies
organisation
resources
integration
assessment
evaluation

infants
content
methodologies
organisation
resources
integration
assessment
evaluation
SCIENCE
co
lo
ur
s
identify, name
and sort
observe in
local environment
explore
dark, light, shade and
shadows
CONTENT:
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT:
observing
questioning
estimating and measuring
analysing
recording
and communicating
GEOGRAPHY
CONTENT:
the sun, moon and stars
night
day
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT:
investigating
recording


predicting
communicating
questioning
analysing
observing
HISTORY
CONTENT:
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT:
time and chronology - sequencing
day
night
events of the:
and
METHODOLOGIES
guided discovery
investigative approach
ICT
trails
fieldwork
story
talk and discussion
painting
drama
song and rhyme
and
ORGANISATION:
think/pair/share
small group collaborative work
partners
teams
individual work
teacher led discussion
modelling
demonstration
pre-teaching vocabulary
station teaching
INTEGRATION
ART

PE
colour theory

trails

MUSIC

ENGLISH
rainbow songs

oral language and writing

DRAMA

MATHS
based on the sun

time

comparing, ordering, classifying

colour
SPHE
growing and changing (the sun)
RESOURCES
story books
big books

video





investigation trail sheets

photos
sequencing cards
paints

colour charts
and
ASSESSMENT and EVALUATION
AFL - walt and wilf
teacher designed tasks
questioning
observation
checklists
self assessment
thumbs up
talk partners
content
organisation
methodologies
resources
integration
and
assessment
evaluation
and
SCIENCE
CONTENT:
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT:

light and materials

light needed to see




sun giving heat
sources of light
sun dangerous for our eyes
questioning
observing
analysing
investigating and experimenting
predicting
recording and communicating
GEOGRAPHY
CONTENT
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT
sun as source
of heat and light
sun. moon, stars
day and night
the earth as a sphere
observing
questioning
analysing
predicting
investigatimng and experimenting
sense of place and space
using pictures, maps and globes
HISTORY
CONTENT
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT
timelines day to night
comparing photos
- light used in the past
and now
time and chronology
change and continuity
using evidence
empathy
think/pair/share
collaborative work
partners
teams
individual work
teacher led discussion
modelling
demonstration
pre-teaching vocabulary
station teaching
guided discovery
project work
investigative approach
ICT
trails
fieldwork
story
talk and discussion
painting
drama
song and rhyme
METHODOLOGIES
ORGANISATION
INTEGRATION
ART

PE
ENGLISH
colour theory

trails
oral language, reading and writing

MUSIC
representing music with colour
SPHE
growing and changing
Gaeilge
dathanna
am


MATHS
shape
time
algebra patterns
RESOURCES
story books
big books

video





investigation trail sheets

photos
sequencing cards
paints

colour charts
torches
range of opaque, transparent and translucent materials
paper
ASSESSMENT and EVALUATION
AFL - walt and wilf
teacher designed tasks
questioning
self assessment
thumbs up
2 stars and a wish
talk partners
peer assessment
observation
task sheets
project work
learning summaries
presentations of learning
journals
content
methodologies
organisation
resources
integration
and
assessment
evaluation
and
SCIENCE
CONTENT
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT
light as energy
from natural and artificial sources
light and materials
light broken into
many colours
reflectors
sun giving heat
and dangerous for eyes
observing
analysing
questioning
recording and communicating
investigating and experimenting
predicting
analysing
exploring
planning
GEOGRAPHY
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT
CONTENT
sun rising and setting
day and night
seasons
shadows, direction and sunlight
sunlight important
for plants and animals
sun, weather and
atmospheric conditions
sun dangerous for
skin and eyes
predicting
using pictures, maps and globes
investigating and experimenting
observing
estimating and measuring
recording and
communicating
analysing
questioning
sense of
place and space
HISTORY
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT
CONTENT
timelines on light
energy and power
over time
factors causing
or preventing change
time and
chronology
change and continuity
cause and effect
synthesis and communication
think/pair/share
group/collaborative work
partners
teams
individual work
teacher led discussion
modelling
demonstration
pre-teaching vocabulary
station teaching
hotseating
round robins
project groups
assigned roles
guided discovery
investigative approach
timelines
experiments
observations
ICT
trails
fieldwork
story
project work
talk and discussion
painting
design and make
rhymes and poems
METHODOLOGIES
ORGANISATION
INTEGRATION
ENGLISH
oral language,
reading and writing
MATHS
measures
time
number
ART
colour theory
fabric and fibre
PE
outdoor trails
MUSIC and DRAMA
based on light
SPHE
growth - the importance
of sun and heat
RELIGION
festivals of light
RESOURCES
IWB
video
books
translucent, opaque
and tranparent materials
reflective materials
colour charts and wheels
investigation sheets
torches, candles etc
weather recording instruments
planting bulbs/seeds
photos
textbooks
internet
computers
paper
card
measuring rulers and tapes
ASSESSMENT and EVALUATION
AFL -walt and wilf
talk partners
learning journals
self assessment
peer assessment
hot seating
questioning
project presentations
teacher designed tasks
2 stars and a wish
observation
content
methodologies
organisation
integration
resources
and
assessment
evaluation
and
SCIENCE
CONTENT
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT
light as energy traveling from source
splitting and mixing of light
refraction and reflection
lenses magnifying objects
photosynthesis
light and sight
dangers of too much sun
predicting
analysing
investigatimng and experimenting
observing
questioning
estimating
and measuring
recording and communicating
exploring
planning
evaluating
making
GEOGRAPHY
CONTENT
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT
shadows
day and night
sun, weather, atmospheric conditions
position of sun at
different times of the day
predicting
analysing
using pictures, maps and globes
sense of
space and place
questioning
observing
recording and communicating
estimating and measuring
investigating and experimenting
HISTORY
CONTENT
SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT
timelines on
light developments
energy and power
over time
factors causing
or preventing change
time and chronology
change and continuity
cause and effect
using evidence
synthesis and communication
METHODOLOGIES
ORGANISATION
think/pair/share
collaborative work
peer tutors
partners
teams
individual work
teacher led discussion
modelling
demonstration
hot seating and round robins
pre-teaching vocabulary
station teaching
projects
open ended investigations
guided discovery
investigative approach
timelines
experiments
observations
ICT
trails
fieldwork
story
project work
talk and discussion
painting
design and make
rhymes and poems
INTEGRATION
ART
colour theory
fabric and fibre
English
reading, writing
and oral language
MATHS
length
time
RELIGION
festivals of light
SPHE
growth - needs
effects of sun - famine/drought
MUSIC and DRAMA
based on light, needs etc.
PE
outdoor trails
RESOURCES
IWB
video
books
reflective materials
colour charts and wheels
maginfying glasses
investigation sheets
measuring tapes and rulers
torches, candles etc.
weather instruments
plants/bulbs/seeds
photos
diagrams
posters
internet
computer
photos
textbooks
paper
card
globe
telescope
ASSESSMENT and EVALUATION
checklists
AFL - walt and wilf
learning journals
written and oral summaries
peer and self assessment
talk partners
table quiz
questioning
teacher designed tasks
hot seating
observation
project presentations
The End
References
'...any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest form to any child at any stage of development' (Bruner, 1960, cited by O'Toole, 2011)
'A curriculum as it develops should revisit basic ideas repeatedly, building upon them until the student has grasped the full formal apparatus that goes with them.' (Bruner, 1960, cited by O'Toole, 2011)
the spiral curriculum
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NCCA (1999), Primary School Curriculum: Geography. Dublin: Stationery Office.

NCCA (1999), Primary School Curriculum: History. Dublin: Stationery Office.NCCA (1999), Primary School Curriculum: Science. Dublin: Stationery Office.

O'Toole, Catriona (2011), 'Handout from a lecture on Jerome Bruner'. '2010/2011 Developmental Psychology Course', Froebel College of Education, Dublin.

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