7th November 2021

Year 5 D&T – Electrical Circuits

Year 5 D&T – Electrical Circuits

Year 5 have completed their design and technology task to design, program and create a functioning nightlight.


They began the term by learning how to focus an idea towards a particular user group. With their intended user in mind, they were taught about light sensors, LEDs and circuits.


They discovered how LEDs use red, green and blue light to create all other colours. They programmed their LEDs to trick their eyes into seeing white light! After learning how to program the circuit, the children programmed the light sensor to switch the LEDs on when it became dark, and then for the LEDs to gently cycle through all the colours of the rainbow.


To see a video of the Year 5’s nightlights in action, visit our Twitter page (@churchfieldsjs).