All Saints CEVA
Primary School & Nursery


Shadow Play

Light and shadow play is an amazing and fun way for children to explore maths and science in their world.

Shadow play also helps children develop an understanding of cause and effect as they observe what makes a shadow and where the light needs to be to cast a shadow. By moving their shadows around, they can investigate different shapes and sizes.

Staff modelled to the children how to change the size of a shadow, by moving an object or themselves closer to a light source and the shadow becomes bigger. Move it away from the light source and the shadow becomes smaller.

One child was fascinated by the shadow of her curly hair on the sheet, telling the staff she looked like her sister, because her sister has curly hair.