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Flash Ley Community Primary School

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Autumn Term


Our super Science topic this term is 'Everyday Materials'.


Throughout the term, Year One children will be taught to:

· distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made

· identify and name a variety of  everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock

· describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials

· compare and group together a  variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.


Seasonal Changes

Throughout the course of the school year, we will also be observing seasonal changes.

Children will be taught to:

observe changes across the four seasons observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

This term, we will be looking for and investigating signs of Autumn.


We will be taking part in lots of fun experiments and investigations including answering the question ‘Which is the best material to be waterproof?’


Visit: The Science Museum -


Go Online:



Materials (Amazing Science) by Sally Hewitt

Everyday Materials (Ways into Science) by Peter Riley


Do: Sort out your household recycling into different groups - group by material or property.


Research it: Use books and the internet to research the life and work of either John Dunlop or Charles Macintosh.


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