An example of the exploring-materials Timeline cards.

Key Stage 1
Exploring Materials

Treasure Hunt

In this activity your child will learn to identify and find objects based on what materials it’s made of and its properties. Your child will demonstrate an understanding of these concepts.

Throughout our 6 Exploring Materials topics your child will identify and classify different materials, discover the ‘odd’ object and go on a treasure hunt. Play with water and ice and create a sculpture from recycling. This topic contains 6 activities with accompanying activity sheets. In addition, it covers the following key aspects of the National Curriculum in England: Art and Science.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s)
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Activity Four - Treasure Hunt

Activity 4
Treasure Hunt

  • Materials Vocabulary cards
  • Properties Vocabulary cards
  • Sc1/3.1a distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
  • Sc1/3.1b identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including water
  • Sc1/3.1c describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials

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Activity 1
Grouping Objects

Activity One - Grouping Objects By Material

Activity 2
Odd Object Out

Activity Two - Odd Object Out

Activity 3
Material Properties

Activity Three - Describing The Properties Of Materials

Activity 4
Treasure Hunt

Activity Four - Treasure Hunt

Activity 5
Explore Water & Ice

Activity Five - Explore With Water And Ice

Activity 6
Recycling Sculpture

Activity Six - Create A Recycling Sculpture
Activity Four - Treasure Hunt

Activity Four - Treasure Hunt

Practical Resources:
  • Materials Vocabulary cards
  • Properties Vocabulary cards
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/3.1a distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
  • Sc1/3.1b identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including water
  • Sc1/3.1c describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
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