As part of our science topic in Year 1, the children have been learning about everyday materials. We have been grouping objects from the classroom by the materials they are made from. We have discussed the properties of these materials and why they are used to make everyday items. The children carried out an experiment to test which materials are waterproof. This knowledge has helped us to create a junk model boat. We made predictions about our model and evaluated our boat to understand what worked well and to also identify areas for improvement.