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Investigating Materials Activity Bag

Product Code: SEAM1
An essential resource for exploring everyday materials through tactile and visual interactions.
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Helping to Support Teaching and Learning

Sensory Exploration

This activity bag promotes sensory exploration by enabling children to feel and identify different materials like wood, plastic, and metal.

Educational Group Activities

Ideal for interactive and collaborative learning, this activity bag enhances communication skills as children discuss and explore various materials.

Supports Science Curriculum

It aligns with Year 1 science curriculum, teaching children to compare and group materials by their properties.

Diverse Learning Materials

The bag includes diverse tactile materials helping children to engage with the practical aspects of the Year 1 Science curriculum.

Curriculum Match: Everyday Materials

Specifically supports the Year 1 Science curriculum by aiding children in identifying properties and grouping everyday materials, thereby aligning with the educational standards.

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Investigating Materials Bag

An essential resource for exploring everyday materials through tactile and visual interactions.


  • This activity bag is pivotal in introducing Year 1 children to the scientific classification of materials through exciting sensory exploration. By engaging with different materials such as wood, metal, and glass, children can match these items to texture cards, aligning learning with educational standards for science.

  • The tactile nature of the resources included in the bag assists in the development of sensory skills as children categorise and identify materials based on their physical properties. This hands-on approach not only makes learning enjoyable but also accommodates diverse learning styles, enhancing understanding of key scientific concepts.

  • Encouraging collaboration and communication among peers, this activity bag is designed to foster group discussions. Children can share their observations and hypotheses about everyday materials, thereby deepening their understanding of scientific principles in a supportive group setting.

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Supports the National Curriculum

Science, Year 1, Everyday materials

Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Science, Year 1, Everyday materials

Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock.

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    Age Range

  • Suitable for 5 to 11 years