The focus for this part of the term is science.
The children will kick start their topic looking at recyclable materials and spending a day with art and DT specialist Steph O'Donnell making their own material monsters.
• To identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.
• To find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching..
Working scientifically skills
• To observe closely.
• To perform simple tests.
• To identify and classify.
• To use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
• To gather and record data to help in answering questions.
We will also be making connections:
ART - Create a Materials Monster. Use a range of recyclable materials creatively to design and make a material monster
Geography – Origins of materials, e.g. paper from trees (forests), clay from quarries
English – Narrative – the Three Little Pigs and looking at the suitability of materials to make their houses.
History - History of materials, e.g. when glass was first used, when was plastic discovered, wool through the ages. Which materials do we use now that parents and grandparents did not have? Create a time line of when materials were first used, e.g. rubber, plastic.
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