This term we will continue with our science unit 'Everyday Materials'.
Following on from our learning about different types of materials and their uses, this term we will be focusing on working scientifically. There is a strong emphasis throughout the module on children using their senses to observe closely. We will be identifying, naming and sorting materials and learning how to group and classify them using separate and overlapping sorting rings, simple tables and Carroll diagrams. Alongside this we will learn to design and carry out simple tests to make fair comparisons. The children will learn to record their findings in a variety of ways and use the evidence from the tests to classify and sort materials according to their properties.