On Tuesday all our classes took part in a fantastic ‘materials’ workshop presented by Ian from Science Oxford. The session began with the children thinking about what a ‘material’ was and which materials were in their classrooms and why certain materials were used for certain jobs e.g. why is a table made from wood and metal and not paper and string.
Next the children played a game of ‘Bounce or Break’ where they had to predict if the objects Ian dropped would bounce or break. Some children were tricked by the glass that was actually made from plastic! Later the children got to make their own material and explore its properties.
Many thanks to the Friends of St Mary's School for funding this wonderful experience.