The children will name, identify and hunt for everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, rubber, brick, rock, paper, fabric and card. They will list properties of different materials such as hardness, strength, flexibility and transparency. They will identify suitable and unsuitable materials for different objects and will be able to explain why. We will classify materials sorting them into groups in a variety of ways. They will compare the strength and absorbency of different types of materials. They will record the results of an investigation and will apply the findings from their investigations to design a product.