Materials Yr2

What are things made from?
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What are things made from? Why is one material better for a job than another material? How do we decide which material to use?

In pairs, children carry out practical activities designed to support the ‘Uses of Everyday Materials’ element of the Year 2 programme of study.

Activities include:

  • an odd one out challenge
  • testing a range of everyday objects for particular properties
  • exploring how waterproof different materials are
  • using their knowledge to apply a waterproofing layer and testing it

This workshop works best in the classroom.

Curriculum links

Science

Everyday Materials – Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made – Identify and name a variety of everyday materials – Describe the simple physical properties – Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials

English

Speaking and listening

Years

2
Cost:

A whole day: 3 x 1 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £380 per day
Morning only: 2 x 1 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £255 per morning
All materials and equipment provided. Maximum class numbers = 30 pupils



Helpers:

You will need to provide 5 adult helpers in addition to the class teacher for each session/workshop