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Our focus this half term is...


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We will learn all about how magnets work and objects are able to move. Each lesson, the children will use key vocabulary to make a prediction, discuss an experiment and explain the results. It is important to combine written, practical and number based science work and so each lesson will have a different focus.


Our Science lessons are on Monday and Thursday, with most of our practical lessons this half term being on Monday. I have found that having two days for Science has really helped the children to embed their understanding and explain their results at a higher level.


Have a look at the following websites for further information linked to our topic:

The Science Behind Magnets: How do they Work? - Stuff to Blow Your Kids' Mind #2

You've probably played with magnets before - these fascinating items can exert control over another object without even touching it. So how do they actually work? Watch as Robert and Julie demonstrate the mighty power of magnets in this episode.

Magnetism for Kids | #aumsum #kids #education #science #learn

Magnetism. A magnet is an object or device that produces a magnetic field. Magnet attracts objects made of nickel, iron and cobalt. A magnet has 2 poles, the North Pole and the South Pole. Opposite poles of two magnets always attract each other. Like poles of two magnets always repel each other.

Introduction to forces | Primary Science - Terrific Scientific Forces - Live Lesson

Suitable for teaching 9-11s. Ben Shires, Naomi Wilkinson and Greg Foot investigate different forces using some of the McLaren supercars, and homemade balloon cars. Subscribe for more Primary Science clips from BBC Teach on Wednesday when we have them in: If you found this video helpful, give it a like.