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Forces and magnets (Y3)

Prior learning

  • Explore how things work. (Nursery - Forces)

  • Explore and talk about different forces they can feel. (Nursery - Forces)

  • Talk about the differences between materials and changes they notice. (Nursery - Forces)

  • Explore the natural world around them. (Reception - Forces)

  • Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside. (Reception - Forces)

  • Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. (Y2 - Uses of everyday materials)

Future learning

  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object. (Y5 - Forces)

  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces. (Y5 - Forces)

  • Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. (Y5 - Forces)

  • Magnetic fields by plotting with compass, representation by field lines. (KS3)

  • Earth’s magnetism, compass and navigation. (KS3)

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