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Science Unit 1c – Sorting and using materials 

This unit is aimed at children in Year 1.

A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science unit 1c: Sorting and using materials.

For a complete list of what's included see the table below.      

 

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Symbols of objects

(2 pages)

To know that every material has many properties which can be recognised using our senses

Pictures representing a variety of objects that can be explored

Describing objects word list

(2 pages)

To use appropriate vocabulary to describe materials

List of words e.g. hard, shiny, rough to describe materials and objects

Worksheet of objects

(12 pages)

 

To record observations of materials

Picture of one object with space around to write their observations of that object

PowerPoint of objects

 

To record observations of materials

PowerPoint of the above for class discussion

Material collections

(1 page)

To know that there are many materials

A set of symbols and words for identification of different types of materials

Grouping materials

(6 pages)

To group materials together and make a record of groupings

Children group materials onto correct ‘hoop’ on paper showing the different materials

Words and symbols for papers

(2 pages)

To group materials together and make a record of groupings

Pictures of different types of paper for children to collect and group e.g. shiny, thin, etc.

The Three Little Pigs’ story (with a difference)

(5 pages)

To know that different, everyday objects can be made from the same materials

   The story of three different pigs

The Three Little Pigs’ Houses

(4 pages)

To know that different, everyday objects can be made from the same materials

Pictures of the different materials used in the story and worksheet about the houses

Sorting materials

(7 pages)

To use appropriate vocabulary to describe materials

Set of opposite words for properties of materials as recording sheets

Magnets

(1 page)

To find out that some materials are magnetic but most are not

 

Pictures and words to show different types of magnets

Are these magnetic?

(2 pages)

To investigate which materials are magnetic

 

Pictures of objects to test to see if they are magnetic then a sheet to record own finding of objects that are magnetic

Magnetic or not – prediction

(1 page)

To predict which materials are magnetic

 

Sheet with list of objects to record prediction and result of findings

Questions for discussion

(1 page)

To know that materials are chosen for specific purposes on the basis of their properties

Question sheet about which materials are used and why.

Properties of materials

(1 page)

materials are chosen for specific purposes on the basis of their properties

Worksheet to indicate which materials things are made of and to show other things that are made of that material

 

   

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