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Language and Communication sort materials by properties and function  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

Description:

To sort target materials / items according to what can be done to them, and what they can be used for.

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:Materials and Their Properties
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:L1
TAP skill:Language
TAP level:TAP60
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Object properties race track game

Pictures of everyday objects from classroom or home, or real objects.

Cards with words and symbols of actions e.g. cut, stretch, squash

Dice

Counters

Explain that you are going to be thinking about things you see around you, and what you can do to them.

Discuss each of the action cards, and model each action. E.g. stretch - stretch a rubber band

Lay the picture cards out in a simple race track. Put the action cards up where you can all see them. Take turns to throw a dice and move round the track. Turn over the picture card you land on and say which one of the actions can be done to that object.

The first person to the end of the track wins.

It is important to check the child understands the actions, and knows what the objects are.

Object properties card sorting game

Cards with words and symbols of actions

Bag / box

Pictures of objects from school, or home / real objects

Sandtimer

It is important to check the child understands the actions, and knows what the objects are.

Actions with everyday objects

Pictures of everyday objects from classroom or home, or real objects.

Cards with words and symbols of activities e.g. eat, draw with

Object properties four in a row game

Pictures of everyday objects from classroom or home, or real objects.

Cards with words and symbols of activities e.g. eat, draw with

Counters in 2 colours - 10 each.

To make this easier, put cards up where you can see them showing a range of activities to choose from.

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