This week, Year 5 learnt all about plastic in their Science lessons with a journey through time. They began by looking at the history of the artificial substance and were able to access their prior learning on the Victorian era - a time before plastic was widely used. They looked at the properties of plastic in relation to their current uses and discussed whether each plastic item was a suitable material for a particular object. The children then sorted everyday objects into different types of plastic. They also reflected on how the use of plastic can be reduced to combat climate change in the future. It was wonderful to hear their ideas on the reduction of plastic waste.