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This science scheme of work for Key Stage One gets the children to identify, group and compare a variety of everyday materials used for a range of different functions on the basis of their physical properties. The class can name and describe some of the materials that might be used when building different parts of a house.

Identify, group and compare a variety of everyday materials used for a range of different functions on the basis of their physical properties

Lesson One : What Materials

Identify and record examples of everyday materials that can be used to make different objects

Lesson Two : Sorting Materials

Sort a selection of common materials into different groups according to their matching properties

Lesson Three : Grouping Materials

Practise sorting different materials fused to make different objects into matching groups using each of the five senses

Lesson Four : House Building

Identify and describe the properties of different materials that can be used to build parts of a house

Lesson Five : Building Walls

Identify, describe and compare different some of the materials that can be used to build walls in a house

Lesson Six: Waterproofing

Identify and test suitable materials to build the roof of a house to provide protecting from the rain

Materials Assessment

Assess abilities in identifying, grouping and comparing a variety of everyday materials used for a range of different functions on the basis of their physical properties

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