Everyday materials (Y1)

Prior learning

  • Use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials. (Nursery - Materials, including changing materials)

  • Explore collections of materials with similar and/or different properties. (Nursery - Materials, including changing materials)

  • Talk about the differences between materials and changes they notice. (Nursery - Materials, including changing materials)

Future learning

  • Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. (Y2 - Uses of everyday materials)

  • Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. (Y2 - Uses of everyday materials)