Grouping and sorting materials

In Year 1 we have used prior knowledge to retrieve what we already know about materials. We can name a variety of common materials and we have been learning how to describe them using vocabulary such as stretchy and smooth. We felt different materials and described them to our peers. We then discussed how we could group them in two or three different ways. We came up with hard and soft, stretchy and not stretchy and metal and not metal. Next week we will be grouping and sorting the materials into the names of the groups and will practise using our new word of the week ‘elastic’.  We now know that elastic is not a natural material and that it is stretchy.


How can you help at home:

Describe how these materials have been grouped:

Gather some materials from around your house and sort them into different groups then show a family member and see if they can say how you have grouped them.