This week during Science, Year 2 have been learning all about materials and their properties. Firstly, Lifeboats and Coastguards were introduced to new vocabulary of a variety of material properties. We matched up the new vocabulary to their definition. We liked learning new words to use instead of using the same descriptive words repeatedly!
After we discussed the new vocabulary meanings, children grouped materials around the classroom together in a variety of ways; we discussed the differences and similarities between them.
Material properties were linked to the storybook ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne. The book was read to the children as they were encouraged to notice any materials in the book. We talked about why materials are suitable for certain purposes which was also another way we grouped materials during our activity!