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KS1 - Year 1 - Everyday materials

Objects and materialsFree! 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | OS1C001

Children learn about the difference between objects and materials. They use a word bank to select the correct object and material for 8 pictures.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1c1: Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
I can tell the difference between an object and a material.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | Objects and materials

Naming materials 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | OS1C002

Children use a word bank to identify the material that 14 different objects are made from.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1c2: Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock
I can name some everyday materials.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | Naming materials

Identifying materials 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | OS1C003

Children choose 18 objects from around the classroom. They draw a picture, name the object and identify the material. They cut and sort the objects by material.

I can identify the materials that some objects are made from.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | Identifying materials

Objects and their properties 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | OS1C004

Children choose 10 objects from around the classroom. They sort them according to their properties - bendy/not bendy, hard/soft, transparent/opaque.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1c3: Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of materials
I can explain some properties of objects and materials.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | Objects and their properties

Floating and sinking 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | OS1C005

Children carry out an investigation into whether 5 objects from around the classroom float or sink. They record their results on a simple table.

  • ks1w3: performing simple tests
  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • ks1w5: using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • ks1w6: gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • 1c3: Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of materials
I can investigate whether an object floats or sinks.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | Floating and sinking

Grouping materials 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | OS1C006

Children work with a partner. They use 9 challenge cards to sort around 10 objects from around the classroom.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1c4: Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties
I can group objects and materials by their properties.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | Grouping materials

Choosing materials 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | OS1C007

Children use a word bank to think of the best material to use in 8 different situations. They draw a picture of each object, and identify the material and its desirable properties.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 1c4: Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties
I can choose a good material for a purpose.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | Choosing materials

Investigating the best material 

Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | OS1C008

Children carry out an investigation to find out which is the most absorbent of 4 materials. They use a table to order their results and use them to answer the question.

  • 1c4: Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties
I can investigate the best material for a purpose.
Outstanding Science Year 1 - Everyday materials | Investigating the best material