• exploring objects being changed, such as water being heated or cooled
  • combining substances and observing them change during mixing
  • exploring, manipulating and observing various objects
  • beginning to identify a variety of objects in the environment when named
  • demonstrating they are beginning to understand an object’s characteristics, such as colour or texture
  • identifying a variety of natural materials in the environment when named, for example, ‘rock’, ‘water’, ‘sand’, ‘trees’, ‘grass’