• exploring and demonstrating their findings related to the topic, for example, indicating the objects that float, sorting objects into categories (such as animal or plant), indicating the parts of a plant, communicating the common name of familiar everyday objects
  • recognising and beginning to use alternative and augmentative communication or words that describe an object and the characteristics of substances, for example hard, soft, fast
  • beginning to categorise some familiar substances, such as a cup (plastic), animal (furry), bird (feathery)