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Autumn 1

Mighty Metals

 

Teach children about forces, magnets and the incredible properties of metals. This project develops children’s knowledge of metal names, where they are found, their main properties and how metals can be used in everyday life.

Linked science investigations: Can you block magnetism? Why do magnets attract and repel? What does friction do? How mighty are magnets?

Linked text: The Iron Man – Ted Hughes

  • English
  • D&T
  • Science
  • A&D
  • Computing
  • PE
  • Music
Memorable experience

Visit a local playground

Innovate challenge

A friend for the Iron Man

English

Non-chronological reports; Explanations; Instructions; Poetry; Recounts

Science

Forces and magnets; Working scientifically

A&D

Embossed pattern and pictures; Making jewellery

Computing

Creating spreadsheets; Using presentation software

D&T

Product evaluation; Research; Selecting materials; Making vehicles; Building an iron man; Using electrical circuits

Music

Performing

PE

Using equipment

Science investigations

Can you block magnetism? Why do magnets attract and repel? What does friction do? How mighty are magnets?

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