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How does it work? (Forces and Magnets)

This half term we are looking at the topic, 'How it works!'. In this topic, we use our science knowledge to explore forces and magnets and take part in lots of fun experiments. We also look at Ted Hughes', 'The Iron Man' as part of our English work. 


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This half term we are looking at forces and magnets in our topic, 'How does it work?' Children will develop investigative skills whilst looking at how forces and magnets. They will use practical experiments to prove their findings as well research about gravity and friction.  Children will apply their understanding to design and make their own inventions.



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Use these external links to explore more about this topic in school or at home.


Use these BBC videos to help you investigate and find our more about magnets and forces! 


This website is full to burst with exciting facts about magnets!

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Topic homework for Forces and Magnets!

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