Mars (Year 3)

Imaginative Learning Project for Year 3

Autumn Term 1: Mighty Metals


You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (Iron Men, of course).

Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials…..Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move.

This half term, we will visit the local playground and play on the equipment whilst investigating the forces at play when we slide down a slide or swing on a swing.  The local council will ask us to design a new piece of play equipment for the local playground.





Develop and Innovate:

We will be writing our own scientific explanations on forces based on our testing of parachutes, carts and magnets. We will design and make a magnetic travel game and write our own instructions for its use. From a range of film clips and written texts, we will write our own list poems about molten metal.

Then, the Iron Man wants a friend. Can we build him one? He must be strong, sturdy and ready to rumble!


We will end this fantastic topic with a celebration of all the work we have done-everyone is invited! Please also follow us on the Class Dojo, so discover what other fun and exciting things we get up to!


Imaginative Learning Project focus: Science
English: Explanations; Instructions; List Poetry; Recounts
Science: Forces and magnets; Working scientifically 

Computing: Creating spreadsheets
D&T: Product evaluation; Using research to inform design; Selecting materials; Making vehicles; Building an iron man.

RE: Understanding Christianity and Hinduism


PE: Hockey and Swimming

Please ensure your child has appropriate indoor and outdoor PE kit in school at all times.  If you any questions, please do not hesitate to see us,

Mrs Laura George and Mrs Allie Buck


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