A Year 4 science lesson-planning idea on electricity Tracy Stuart, year 4 teacher at Ripple Primary School in Barking, presents her lesson on becoming an Apprentice Electrician. The objective of this lesson is to get her pupils to problem solve using their current electricity understanding.

Working in groups and using their electrician?s toolbox, the pupils have to perform a variety of timed tasks in order to receive their certificate. Tasks include making a circuits with a light in it, making a circuit with a buzzer and making a circuit with two lights. Once these tasks have been successfully accomplished the groups are then asked to design and build a burglar alarm.

This programme is part of the KS2 Science Lesson Planning Pack on Electricity, which includes two lesson starters, one great lesson idea and a CPD discussion.

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