Year 1 Investigate Textures and Materials

various-digital-tileable-textures-preview  Metal, plastic, rubber, cloth. Smooth, rough, bumpy, hard.

This week in Year 1 we have been talking about materials and textures. On  Wednesday we went around the school in search of different materials. The  children worked in groups and were assigned different textures to search for. Afterwards we went back to the classroom to look at the results from the yoghurt  pot experiment!

Just to get you into the mood, here are 30 English words beginning with ‘s’ that can be used to describe texture.

  • Sandy, Scaled, Scarred, Scorching, Scored, Scraped, Scratched, Scratchy, Sculptured, Serrated, Shaggy, Sharp, Silky, Sleek, Slick, Slimy, Slippery, Smooth, Soaked, Soapy, Sodden, Soft, Soggy, Solid, Spiky, Spiny, Spongy, Springy, Stiff, Stubbly

A fun game with your kids could be to go around the house (or outside) and have them describe the textures and materials they find. Or even blindfold them so they can’t see, then place an object in their hand and have them describe how it feels, and then guess what it might be.

Have fun exploring!

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