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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Learning and caring together, building a firm foundation for the future

Opposites Attract!

 This term in our science lessons we have been looking at how magnets work. After making some predictions, we tested which materials are magnetic and were surprised to find that not all metals are.

 This week we investigated which part of a bar magnet is most magnetic.  Using various objects, we observed that the ends (poles) of the magnets were the most magnetic. We found out that magnets have north and south poles. We observed that two magnets were attracted when the north and south poles were placed together, but repelled when north and north or south and south poles were placed together. 

We then took our learning into the playground and labelled one of our hands "north" and the other "south".  In groups, we had fun creating different ways of linking ourselves remembering the repel and attract rule.

 

We also looked at how compasses work due to the magnetic needle always pointing to the the Earth's magnetic north.

  • The school’s Christian values of love, honesty and respect are well expressed through its caring atmosphere. This impacts positively on the strong sense of belonging and supporting relationships evident across the school.

    SIAMs 2016

  • Teachers inspire pupils to learn.

    Ofsted 2018

  • Teachers model skills effectively across the curriculum and instil a desire to succeed.

    Ofsted 2018

  • There us a culture of aspiration and improvement across the school.

    Ofsted 2018

  • Relationships are strong and pupils’ good behaviour is reflected in a happy and caring atmosphere, with attendance that is well above the national average.

    SIAMs 2016

  • Provision for pupils who speak English as an additional language is strong.

    Ofsted 2018