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Autumn 1 - Materials

We began by comparing a metal spoon and a plastic spoon.

The children worked with a talking partner and wrote the similarities and differences on a post-it note.

Some of the responses were:

You can see your reflection in the metal spoon but not in the plastic spoon. (Poppy)

The metal spoon is heavier than the plastic spoon. (Ava)

The metal spoon is silver and the plastic spoon is yellowy-green. (Imogen) 

The metal one is shinier than the plastic one. (Ruben)

The plastic spoon is lighter than the metal spoon. (Julian)

Naming and sorting objects made out of everyday materials:


We put the materials in rank order from the most important to the least important and justified why.

We had a great discussion!