of The Three Little Pigs is read/or told to class. Children discuss
the materials used by each little pig and the advantages/disadvantages
of using same. Class will discuss various materials in our world.
and handling the various objects colledted for this lesson the
following language will be elicited or given:
wood, plastic, glass, fabric, metal, stone, brick, rough, smooth,
hard, soft, heavy, light, strong, weak, warm, cool, painted, unpainted,
even, uneven, sharp, blunt, rusty, pointy, dangerous, silky, cosy,
wool, cotton, silk, leather, linen, nylon, magnet, magnetic, attract,
recycled, can be recycled.
will collect, sort, group, question, discuss and predict what will
happen to ……. if ……., observe characteristics, such as ….. Investigate,
observe and do simple experiments on various materials collected.
then begin sorting, classifying, grouping and displaying the various
materials collected into the following groups: Wood, Plastic, Glass,
Fabric, Metal and Stone or Brick. Pictures of grouped objects are
taken using the digital camera.
will then search in old magazines for pictures of items made from
these materials. Oral work follows to categorise the pictures of
things made from: Wood, Plastic, Glass, Fabric, Metal and Stone
work in goups and make booklets on 'Our pictures of things made
from …' . Each material is displayed in a separate booklet.
Digital camera pictures and booklets are discussed and more
observations on textures, patterns etc, of each material are revised
(see language elicited above).