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Rocks (Y3)

Prior learning

  • Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. (Y1 - Everyday materials)

  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. (Y1 - Everyday materials)

  • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. (Y1 - Everyday materials)

  • Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. (Y1 - Everyday materials)

  • 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)

Future learning

  • Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. (Y6 - Evolution and inheritance)

  • The composition of the Earth. (KS3)

  • The structure of the Earth. (KS3)

  • The rock cycle and the formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. (KS3)

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