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Wk 1.2.21


Week commencing 1st February


We will be continuing with our learning about forces this week. 



Monday 1st February


LO: To identify the forces acting on an object.


A force is a push or a pull on an object. Forces can make objects stop or start moving.


Click on the link below to find out more about pushes and pulls.


We would like you to be able to recognise whether a force is a pull or a push.


Click on the link below to watch a short video showing a compilation of clips.


Think about the actions in the video. Which of them was a push? Which of them was a pull?

Remember: A push moves an object away from you. A pull moves an object towards you.


With the above in mind, complete the tasks below:

You must describe the forces used in some of the actions in the video using the Push or Pull worksheet available below.

You should describe each action then write down whether you think the force was a push or a pull.

For example:

Boy hitting a ball – The force is a push because he is pushing the ball away from him.

You could make a list of the things you do this morning. How many of them were a push? How many of them were a pull?



Tuesday 2nd February

LO: To understand how friction affects the movement of objects. 


What is friction?

Write down anything that you might know about friction.


Click on the link below to find out what friction is.


Please go through the PWP below and complete the task at the end of it. 


Thursday 4th February

LO: To carry out a friction investigation.


Today we would like you to have a go at carrying out your own friction experiment.


Click on the link below for a quick run through about friction and some ideas on how to complete your experiment.


To complete this experiment, you will need:

  • A toy car
  • A mini ramp (can be a piece of cardboard)
  • A pile of books
  • Different surfaces (floor, carpet, gravel, foil, sand, rice, etc)
  • A measuring tape


Use the investigation sheet below to record your experiment.


We would love to see your experiments if you are able to record them!

Send them to