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Year-group Vocabulary/Statement(s)
Nursery natural, shells, pebbles, stones
Year 1 object, material, rock, brick, clay, hard, soft, waterproof, absorbent, rough, smooth, shiny, dull, see-through, not see-through (Y1 - Everyday materials)
Year 2 opaque, transparent, translucent, reflective, non-reflective (Y2 - Uses of everyday materials)
Year 3 rock, stone, pebble, boulder, grain, crystals, layers, hard, soft, texture, absorbs water, fossil, bone, flesh, minerals, marble, chalk, granite, sandstone, slate, types of soil (e.g. peaty, sandy, chalky, clay)
Year 6 evolution