Pupils should be taught to:
- 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.