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A KS1 lesson that helps pupils to identify different types of plastic: single use vs reusable, and the skills associated with using data to answer questions and persuade.

Curriculum coverage


  • interpret and construct simple tally charts, block diagrams and tables
  • ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity
  • ask-and-answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data


Working scientifically

  • Identify and classify


  • identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials

Learning objectives

Identify different types of plastic: single use vs reusable

Use data to answer questions and persuade

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