So far, in team AC we have been learning about materials.
Our learning has included:
Recognising and naming the different types of common materials such has glass, wood, plastic and metal.
We designed rockets to link with a literacy unit we did on the story ‘a spaceship’. We had to label the materials we would use.
Identifying the properties of materials and learning vocabulary such as man-made, natural, transparent, flexible and waterproof to describe them.
Testing the properties of materials to see which as best suited to their job.
Mrs Crossfield wanted us to test her coats to see which one was the best to take with her on a wet weekend away to the seaside. She let us squirt her with the water pistol to test if her coats were waterproof!
We also tested the cups that our teachers have their coffees in to see which cup kept the coffee the warmest for the longest (the best insulator). We used a thermometer and a timer to take readings after every five minutes to see how warm the water was inside the cups.
Identifying which materials are best suited to different jobs and why some would be no good to do a certain job.
We are currently looking at the Great fire of London. We are discussing why the materials the houses were made from caused them to burn so easily.
We have completed practical activities, watched videos and clips, worked alone and in teams and even used the ICT suite to carry out our learning.
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