Y3’s Trip to the Park

On Monday Year 3 made a trip to a local playground, not for fun and hijinks, but to learn about forces! This half term we have been learning about the different forces that impact us and the world around us. Push and pull forces, contact and non-contact forces, and a playground is the perfect place to experience some of these. They were challenged to think about the forces that were working on them as they went on the various pieces of equipment, like the slide (gravity and friction). Of course, while engaged in deep scientific thinking, they all had a wonderful time and some of the children challenged themselves by going on equipment that they had not tried before. A great trip that put a lot of their learning into context and showed them how forces play a role in our everyday lives.