Materials involves the exploration of different everyday materials and the investigation of their characteristics

The word ‘materials’ refers to a  group of substances that objects are made from, including: metals, plastics, fibres, textiles, ceramics, rubber, wood, glass, rocks, water and air.

Skills development: the following science skills  will be developed as work is completed on the strands and strand units of the curriculum outlined below.

Working scientifically

  • Questioning
  • Observing
  • Predicting
  • Investigating and experimenting
  • Estimating and measuring
  • Analysing
    Sorting and classifying
  • Recording and communicating

Designing and making

  • Exploring
  • Planning
  • Making
  • Evaluating