# How The World Works

## Welcome Back!

Welcome to Term 2! We hope you had a very happy and healthy holiday, and are ready for an exciting new term. We would like to give you a bit of an overview of the creative and challenging things to come.

## UOI: How The World Works - Forces

UOI
Our current unit is How The World Works. This unit explores Forces and has a strong science focus. The main forces we focus are;
- push/pull
- gravity
- friction
- magnets
- buoyancy
- air resistance

As scientists we look at; how we make observations, ask important questions, make hypotheses, conduct experiments, report results and draw conclusions based on what we have learned.

Our Central Idea: Knowledge of the impact of forces helps us to understand how the world works.

Lines of Inquiry
• The differences between types of forces (function)

• How forces affect movement (causation)

• How forces are connected to how the world works (connection)

Teacher Questions

• What are the types of forces?

• How do forces affect movement?

• How do we use forces in our everyday life?

Learner Profile focus

• Inquirer
• Thinker

How you can help at home
When opportunities arise, take some time to talk to your child or ask them questions about the forces they see in the world around them. When out for a bike or scooter ride, talk to your child about how they are making it move. What forces are they using? Is it easier going up or down hill? Why do they think so? etc.

Key vocabulary

forces
motion
push / pull
gravity
move
direction
buoyancy / float / sink
magnet(ic) / attract / repel
friction
weight

## Maths - Measurement

In the first few weeks back we will be continuing with our patterns unit. Following patterns we will begin measurement and 2D shapes.

Our learning objectives are for students to be able to;

- Estimate, compare and measure the length of objects using standard units

- Select appropriate tools and units when measuring

- Sort, describe and label 2D shapes according to the attributes