St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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Uses of Materials


absorbent      transparent      opaque     translucent      waterproof



This term the children will build on learning from Year 1 about different materials and their properties. The children will consolidate their understanding that one type of object can be made from different materials and also that one material can be used for a number of different objects. They will continue to develop their understanding of the simple physical properties of materials and consider in more detail how these properties make materials useful for particular purposes.

During the term the children will test a range of different materials for different purposes. When working scientifically the children will be classifying materials, carrying out comparative tests for different properties and using the results of their tests to suggest suitable (good) choices for a particular purpose.

We tested a range of materials to see if they could carry a heavy shop! The paper bag ripped quite easily and the plastic bag stretched before it snapped.