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Lesson Three – Grouping Materials

This science teaching pack for Key Stage One gets the children to practise sorting different materials fused to make different objects into matching groups using each of the five senses. The class can make a collection of objects from around the school to match a material property and common name.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to practise sorting different materials fused to make different objects into matching groups using each of the five senses

Learning Objectives

Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Learning Outcomes

I can say how materials are the same or different according to their properties. I can sort materials into groups based on their similar properties.

Grouping Materials

Teaching sequence to help the children practise sorting different materials fused to make different objects into matching groups using each of the five senses

What Chair

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe common materials used to make chairs

Materials Vocabulary

Activity cards help the children collect and sort collected materials into groups by their matching properties

What Materials

Template to help the children identify and record the matching properties of collected materials that have been sorted into groups

Grouping Materials

Interactive activity to help the children practise sorting different materials fused to make different objects into matching groups using each of the five senses

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to practise sorting different materials fused to make different objects into matching groups using each of the five senses

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