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Year 3

May 2017

  • Year 3 Science

    Published 23/05/17, by David Foster

    Magnets and Forces

    Year 3

    Over the last few weeks, we have been discovering the properties of magnets and forces. A force is either a push or a pull.

    We learned that we could change the distance a toy car travelled by simply pushing them on different surfaces and thought of many ways to make the car travel even further.

    Jessica explained, “You could use more force or a slope to make the car go further.” 

    Alfie summarised, “I think you could use some kind of elastic band to propel it really far over the hall floor.”

    Lexie recognised that the smoother the surface the further the car travelled.  On the rough grass, the car travelled less than one metre?

    Jacob applied his observational skills. “The opposite poles (south and north) of a magnet attract whereas the same poles repel each other.”

    Aiden knows that iron and steel are magnetic. 

    We also had great fun spinning their magnets round; without even touching them.  They found great hilarity as they moved their magnets on top of the table using the force of the magnet underneath…spooky!


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  • Year 3 Geography

    Published 23/05/17, by David Foster


    How Cool is Climate?

    Year 3

    During last half term, we have been learning about the different biomes all over the world.  A biome is the plants and animals in a particular place.

    We learned the terms desert, tundra, rainforest and temperate forest. We live in a temperate biome.

    Thomas explained, “I enjoyed investigating the tundra and learned that humans have affected the wildlife because they build towns and roads where plants and animals live.” 

    Erin summarised, “The tundra is very cold and dry, even though it is full of snow. Winter also lasts for a lot longer than summer.”

    Alfie applied his comparing skills. “Even though the desert is hot and sandy and the tundra is cold and snowy, both places are the same. They have only a few plants and animals and both places are really dry.”

    Chloe went crazy at home, and loved discovering the hottest and coldest places on our planet.

    Heidi spotted that there were animals that lived in the desert and the tundra.  Can you guess what they are?

    The children were introduced to atlases and used them to find countries in the tropics as well as locate the deserts.


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