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Heathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0JQ

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School returns on Tuesday 20th February 2024
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Year 3


In Science this term pupils have become biologists as they have been developing their understanding of the human body and exploring the skeletal system. They have also learnt and understood the ​​​​​​ function of muscles and bones within the human body and developed their scientific vocabulary to describe how the skeletal system and muscles work. Lastly, they have investigated the links between exercise, muscles and nutrition.

In Science pupils also became geologists by developing their understanding of rocks and soil. In this topic they explored rocks and soils from their local environment including their use in buildings and gravestones. They compared and group together different kinds of rocks based on their appearance and simple physical properties and were able to explain and describe how fossils are formed.


This term Year 3 have become physicists by exploring how forces and magnets work. They started by noticing how some forces need contact between two objects and compare this to magnetic forces. They then moved on to explore magnets and magnetic/on magnetic materials within their everyday environment. They have also been observing how magnets can attract or repel each other and will investigate the magnetic properties of materials, they especially loved trying to make the two poles touch! They finished the unit by making their own compass using the theories behind how the magnetic field works.