Note for parents: In year 1, children will have learnt about the most common materials in everyday use including; wood, metal, plastic, fabric, rock and glass. They also learned some of the properties of these materials, such as if it was hard/soft, rigid/flexible, transparent/opaque, shiny/dull, waterproof or strong. In year 2, this knowledge is extended by asking children to think about why materials are used for particular uses.
Find the following objects around your home. For each object, write what material it is made from, and one property of that material which makes it suitable for this object. Use the words from the key vocabulary box below.