Our first Science topic for Autumn term is 'Materials'. We are starting off by understanding what an every day material is by its name and then investigated how different materials are categorized by their properties.
We looked at different materials, identified them by name and touch and then sorted them into different categories.
We are then moving onto thinking about what sorts of things affected materials, in particular how materials serve a purpose.
Splog, an alien from another planet, is writing to the children and asking for their help....on his planet things are very different to how it is here on Earth. He explains that on his planet all the houses are made out of marshmallows and spaghetti sticks.....and he can't understand why his house isn't as strong as ours. We are investigating with the materials....and soon will discover what the problem is!!! The children are then investigated materials on Earth we use to build a strong, waterproof house and informSplog of the outcome.
During the theme 'materials and their properties' we are carrying out experiments to see;
properties of materials, strength of different materials, water resistance, water absorbency
and melting points.
We are also looking at the world around us as it changes through the seasons.
We will think about what it means for the animals around us, what do animals make their homes from and how do they cope during the Winter?
We will also create fair tests to measure rainfall and sunlight.