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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Fact Sheet
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Fact Sheet

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Perfect for an assembly, early morning work and alongside science work on materials, this fact sheet is guaranteed to get children engaged and discussing the important issue of the impact of plastics on our environment. Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of recycling has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with this free resource. Suitable for both KS1 and KS2. This fact sheet complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Plastic Pollution on the Move
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Plastic Pollution on the Move

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Get children to really consider their impact on the environment. This resource includes information sheets on litter, ocean pollution and the impact of plastic on our environment. It complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit: www.rubytuesdaybooks.com Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of our impact on the planet has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with these free resources. This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Science - Year 1 Materials Statutory requirements Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Science - Year 2 Uses of everyday materials Statutory requirements Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching (could include biodegrading) Extracurricular Children to learn about their wider responsibilities in their local and wider communities.
Fantastic Fruit and Veg - 5 a day
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Fantastic Fruit and Veg - 5 a day

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KS1 Science: Animals, including humans - Fantastic Fruit and Veg Get pupils to consider whether they have 5 portion of fruit and veg a day. This is a cut and stick activity where children consider healthy choices and make food plates for breakfast, lunch dinner and snacks. It complements our book ‘Keeping Me Healthy’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2 Science: Animals, including humans Statutory requirements: Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the basic needs of animals for survival, as well as the importance of exercise and nutrition for humans. Pupils might work scientifically by: observing, through video or first-hand observation and measurement, how different animals, including humans, grow; asking questions about what things animals need for survival and what humans need to stay healthy; and suggesting ways to find answer to their questions.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Word Search
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Word Search

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Perfect for early morning work and alongside science work on materials, this word search will get children engaged and discussing the important issue of the impact of plastics on our environment. Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of recycling has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with this free resource. Suitable for both KS1 and KS2. See also our free fact sheet. This word search complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Build a bird's nest
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Build a bird's nest

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KS1 Science: Build a bird’s nest Use this worksheet to carry out a hands-on investigation making a bird’s nest in a KS1 Science lesson. It complements our book ‘What’s the Season?’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: KS1: Working scientifically Statutory requirements: Using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils in years 1 and 2 should explore the world around them and raise their own questions. They should experience different types of scientific enquiries, including practical activities, and begin to recognise ways in which they might answer scientific questions. Year 1: Animals, including humans Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about animals in their habitat. Year 1: Everyday materials Statutory requirements: Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Year 1: Seasonal changes Statutory requirements: Observe changes across the four seasons. Year 1: Everyday materials Statutory requirements: Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Year 2: Living things and their habitats Statutory requirements: Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. Year 2: Use of everyday materials Statutory requirements: Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils might work scientifically by: comparing the uses of everyday materials in and around the school with materials found in other places (at home, the journey to school, on visits, and in stories, rhymes and songs); observing closely, identifying and classifying the uses of different materials, and recording their observations.
Let’s investigate a micro-habitat
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Let’s investigate a micro-habitat

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KS1 Science: Habitats - let’s investigate a micro-habitat Use this tick box worksheet to help children explore a micro-habitat. It complements our book ‘Habitats and Food Chains’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2 Science: Living things and their habitats Statutory requirements: Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, anyhow they depend on each other. Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should raise and answer questions that help them to become familiar with the life processes that are common in all living things. Pupils should be introduced to the terms ‘habitat’ and ‘micro-habitat’. They should raise and answer questions about the local environment that help them identify and study a variety of plants and animals within their habitat and observe how living things depend on each other. Pupils should compare animals in familiar habitat with animals found in less familiar habitats, for example, on the seashore, in woodland, in the ocean, in the rainforest.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Tomorrow's Packaging and Compost
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Tomorrow's Packaging and Compost

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Get children to consider the impact of plastics on the environment. This resource includes an information sheet about future packaging possibilities and an investigation into how materials biodegrade by making a compost bin. It would be useful in KS1 science lessons on materials and even as a lesson structure for an Eco Club. This download complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit: www.rubytuesdaybooks.com Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of our impact on the planet has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with these free resources. This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: KS1 Working Scientifically Statutory requirements Observing closely, using simple equipment. Performing simple tests. Identifying and classifying. Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions. Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions. Notes and guidance (non statutory) Pupils in years 1 and 2 should explore the world around them and raise their own questions. They should experience different types of scientific enquiries, including practical activities, and begin to recognise ways in which they might answer scientific questions. They should use simple measurements and equipment (for example, hand lenses, egg timers) to gather data, carry out simple tests, record simple data, and talk about what they have found out and how they found it out. With help, they should record and communicate their findings in a range of ways and begin to use simple scientific language. Science - Year 1 Materials Statutory requirements Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Science - Year 2 Uses of everyday materials Statutory requirements Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching (could include biodegrading) Extracurricular Children to learn about their wider responsibilities in their communities.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: How do materials biodegrade?
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: How do materials biodegrade?

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Get children to really understand what biodegrading actually means. It would be a great practical activity to kick start a topic on materials in year 1 or 2. These worksheets complement our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: KS1 Working Scientifically Statutory requirements Observing closely, using simple equipment. Performing simple tests. Identifying and classifying. Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions. Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions. Notes and guidance (non statutory) Pupils in years 1 and 2 should explore the world around them and raise their own questions. They should experience different types of scientific enquiries, including practical activities, and begin to recognise ways in which they might answer scientific questions. They should use simple measurements and equipment (for example, hand lenses, egg timers) to gather data, carry out simple tests, record simple data, and talk about what they have found out and how they found it out. With help, they should record and communicate their findings in a range of ways and begin to use simple scientific language. Science - Year 1 Materials Statutory requirements Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Science - Year 2 Uses of everyday materials Statutory requirements Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. This could include biodegrading.
A Blackbird's Life Cycle
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A Blackbird's Life Cycle

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KS1 Science: A Blackbird’s Life Cycle Use these worksheets to teach Science in KS1. They complement our book ‘Growing and Changing’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1: Animals, including humans Statutory requirements: Identify common animals including birds. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should become more familiar with names of birds - here Blackbirds Year 2: Living things and their habitats Statutory requirements: Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals. Year 2: Animals, including humans Statutory requirements: Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals for survival. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the basic needs of animals for survival, as well as the importance of exercise and nutrition for humans. They should also be introduced to the processes of reproduction and growth in animals. The focus at this stage should be on questions that help pupils to recognise growth; they should not be expected to understand how reproduction occurs. Example: egg, chick, blackbird.
My life human cycle
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My life human cycle

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KS1 Science: My life cycle Use this activity with its quality questioning to help teach the life cycle of humans in KS1 Science. It complements our book ‘Growing and Changing’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2: Animals, including humans Statutory requirements: Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals for survival. Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the basic needs of animals for survival, as well as the importance of exercise and nutrition for humans. They should also be introduced to the processes of reproduction and growth in animals. Pupils might work scientifically by: observing, through video or first-hand observation and measurement, how different animals, including humans, grow; asking questions about what things animals need for survival and what humans need to stay healthy; and suggesting ways to find answers to their questions.
KS1 Science: Plants - how do stems work? Celery experiment.
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KS1 Science: Plants - how do stems work? Celery experiment.

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Fully resourced celery experiment to observe how stems work. Quality scientific questioning to engage in intrigued children and scaffold learning. It complements our book ‘Roots, stems, leaves and flowers’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about plants growing in their habitat. Where possible, they should observe growth of flowers and vegetables that they have planted. Year 2 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the requirements of plants for gemination, growth and survival, as well as to the processes of reproduction and growth in plants Pupils might work scientifically by: observing and recording, with some accuracy, the growth of a variety of plants as they change over time from a seed or bulb, or observing similar plants at different stages of growth; setting up a comparative test to show that plants need light and water to stay healthy.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution Quiz
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution Quiz

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Get children to really consider the impact of plastics on the environment with this end of topic quiz. This download complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit: www.rubytuesdaybooks.com Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of our impact on the planet has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with these free resources. This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Science - Year 1 Materials Statutory requirements Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Science - Year 2 Uses of everyday materials Statutory requirements Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching (could include biodegrading) Extracurricular Children to learn about their wider responsibilities in their communities.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Microplastics in the Ocean
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Microplastics in the Ocean

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Get children to really consider their impact on the environment. This resource includes an information sheet on plastics in the ocean and a multiple choice worksheet on how long it takes for different materials to biodegrade. This resource complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit: www.rubytuesdaybooks.com Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of our impact on the planet has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with these free resources. This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Science - Year 1 Materials Statutory requirements Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Science - Year 2 Uses of everyday materials Statutory requirements Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching (could include biodegrading) Extracurricular Children to learn about their wider responsibilities in their communities.
Habitats and food chains- what’s in the woodland?
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Habitats and food chains- what’s in the woodland?

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KS1 Science: Habitats and food chains- what’s in the woodland? Use these alternative creatures, objects and plants to help children develop quality scientific questioning and discussion as to what creatures and plants might need for survival. It complements our book ‘Habitats and Food Chains’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2 Science: Living things and their habitats Statutory requirements: Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, anyhow they depend on each other. Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should raise and answer questions that help them to become familiar with the life processes that are common in all living things. Pupils should be introduced to the terms ‘habitat’ and ‘micro-habitat’. They should raise and answer questions about the local environment that help them identify and study a variety of plants and animals within their habitat and observe how living things depend on each other. Pupils should compare animals in familiar habitat with animals found in less familiar habitats, for example, on the seashore, in woodland, in the ocean, in the rainforest.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Don't flush it!
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Don't flush it!

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Get children to really consider their impact on the environment. This resource includes discussion prompts for what can be flushed down the toilet and a ‘shake test’ with toilet roll and wet wipes to help children understand why. These worksheets complement our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit: www.rubytuesdaybooks.com Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of our impact on the planet has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with these free resources. This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: KS1 Working Scientifically Statutory requirements Observing closely, using simple equipment. Performing simple tests. Identifying and classifying. Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions. Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions. Notes and guidance (non statutory) Pupils in years 1 and 2 should explore the world around them and raise their own questions. They should experience different types of scientific enquiries, including practical activities, and begin to recognise ways in which they might answer scientific questions. They should use simple measurements and equipment (for example, hand lenses, egg timers) to gather data, carry out simple tests, record simple data, and talk about what they have found out and how they found it out. With help, they should record and communicate their findings in a range of ways and begin to use simple scientific language. Science - Year 1 Materials Statutory requirements Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Science - Year 2 Uses of everyday materials Statutory requirements Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
Is it waterproof or not waterproof?
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Is it waterproof or not waterproof?

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KS1 Science: Materials - Is it waterproof or not waterproof? Carry out this waterproof/not waterproof experiment, encouraging children to predict results, record their findings scientifically in a table and answer quality scientific questioning. It complements our book ‘Everyday materials’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Everyday materials Statutory: Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. Notes and guidance (non-statutory) Pupils should explore, name, discuss and raise and answer questions about everyday materials so that they become familiar with the names of materials and properties such as: hard/soft; stretchy/stiff; shiny/dull; rough/smooth; bendy/not bendy; waterproof/not waterproof; absorbent/not absorbent; opaque/transparent. Pupils should explore and experiment with a wide variety of materials, not only those listed in the programme of study, but including for example: brick, paper, fabrics, elastic, foil. Pupils might work scientifically by: performing simple tests to explore questions, for example: ‘What is the best material for an umbrella? …for lining a dog basket? …for curtains? …for a bookshelf? …for a gymnast’s leotard?’ Year 2 Science: Uses of everyday materials Statutory: Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses Notes and guidance (non-statutory): They should think about the properties of materials that make them suitable or unsuitable for particular purposes and they should be encouraged to think about unusual and creative uses for everyday materials. Pupils might work scientifically by: comparing the uses of everyday materials in and around the school with materials found in other places (at home, the journey to school, on visits, and in stories, rhymes and songs); observing closely, identifying and classifying the uses of different materials, and recording their observations.
Everyday materials quiz
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Everyday materials quiz

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KS1 Science: Materials - Everyday materials quiz A fun quiz which covers materials, their properties and suitability for different purposes. A great way to finish your materials topic. It could be done in teams or as individuals, or used for assessment. It complements our book ‘Everyday materials’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Everyday materials Statutory: Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. Notes and guidance (non-statutory) Pupils should explore, name, discuss and raise and answer questions about everyday materials so that they become familiar with the names of materials and properties such as: hard/soft; stretchy/stiff; shiny/dull; rough/smooth; bendy/not bendy; waterproof/not waterproof; absorbent/not absorbent; opaque/transparent. Pupils should explore and experiment with a wide variety of materials, not only those listed in the programme of study, but including for example: brick, paper, fabrics, elastic, foil. Pupils might work scientifically by: performing simple tests to explore questions, for example: ‘What is the best material for an umbrella? …for lining a dog basket? …for curtains? …for a bookshelf? …for a gymnast’s leotard?’ Year 2 Science: Uses of everyday materials Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should identify and discuss the uses of different everyday materials so that they become familiar with how some materials are used for more than one thing (metal can be used for coins, cans, cars and table legs; wood can be used for matches, floors, and telegraph poles) or different materials are used for the same thing (spoons can be made from plastic, wood, metal, but not normally from glass). They should think about the properties of materials that make them suitable or unsuitable for particular purposes and they should be encouraged to think about unusual and creative uses for everyday materials.
Clothes for all seasons
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Clothes for all seasons

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KS1 Science: Seasonal changes - Clothes for all seasons Use this activity to teach Science in KS1 by discussing what clothes are appropriate during the different seasons. It complements our book ‘What’s the Season?’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1: Seasonal Changes Statutory requirements: Observe changes across the four seasons.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: A Plastic Bottle's Journey A3 poster
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: A Plastic Bottle's Journey A3 poster

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Get children to really consider the impact of plastics on our oceans. This poster complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit: www.rubytuesdaybooks.com Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of our impact on the planet has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with these free resources. This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Science - Year 1 Materials Statutory requirements Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Science - Year 2 Uses of everyday materials Statutory requirements Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching (could include biodegrading) Extracurricular Children to learn about their wider responsibilities in their communities.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: packaging and single-use plastics
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: packaging and single-use plastics

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Use these cross-curricular worksheets to support the teaching of Science, Maths and Art and Design in KS1. They complement our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of recycling has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with these free resources. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com These resources help meet the following National Curriculum targets across Science, Maths and Art and Design: KS1 Science: Working scientifically Statutory requirements Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways. Observing closely, using simple equipment. Identifying and classifying. Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils in years 1 and 2 should explore the world around them and raise their own questions. Science - Year 1: Everyday materials Statutory requirements: Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. Science - Year 2: Uses of everyday materials Statutory requirements: Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Maths - Year 2: Statutory requirements: To construct and interpret simple tally charts. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): To record, interpret collate, organise and compare information. Art and Design: Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.