Topic - Trade

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • explain what trading is
  • explain the difference between imports and exports
  • list some goods exported from the UK
  • list some goods imported to the UK
  • name some countries the UK exports goods to
  • name some countries the UK imports goods from
  • use an atlas to find countries
  • locate El Salvador on a world map
  • name some goods exported from El Salvador to the UK
  • list some products that are fairly traded
  • describe how goods can be the product of more than one country
  • describe how trade takes place today
  • describe how trade took place in Tudor and Victorian times

Key Vocabulary

  • trade
  • import
  • export
  • key 
  • El Salvador
  • trading
  • fair trade
  • Fairtrade
  • globalisation
  • trade
  • Tudor
  • Victorian
  • British Empire


Topic - Light

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines 

  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye 

  • explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes

  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them 

  • Thomas Young (1773 – 1829) – Wave theory of light. Double-slit experiment. 

  • Sir David Brewster (1781 – 1868) - Deduced ``Brewster's law'' giving the angle of incidence that produces reflected light which is completely polarized; invented the kaleidoscope and the stereoscope, and improved the spectroscope 

  • Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault (1819-1868) – Accurately measured the speed of light 

Key Vocabulary

  • Simple comparisons: dark, dull, bright, very bright 

  • Comparative vocabulary: brighter, duller, and darker 

  • Superlative vocabulary: brightest, dullest, and darkest 

  • Opaque, translucent, transparent 

  • Shadow – block, absence of light 

  • Reflect – bounce, mirror, reflection 

  • See – light source 

  • Sun – sunset, sunrise, position 

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