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Uses of everyday materials (Y2)

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)

Future learning

  • Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. (Y3 - Rocks)

  • Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance. (Y3 - Forces and magnets)

  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets. (Y5 - Properties and changes of materials)

  • Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic. (Y5 - Properties and changes of materials)

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