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Autumn 2 Reading Challenge Year 2

Metals

Metals come from rocks called ores.

They are stronghard and shiny materials that can be hammered into different shapes without breaking.

Their properties make them useful for objects such as cutlery, saucepans, cars and coins.

Plastics

Plastics are materials made from chemicals and are not found in nature. They are strong and waterproof, and can be made into any shape by applying heat. Plastics can also be dyed different colours or made to be transparent.

Plastics are used to make all sorts of things, such as bags, bottles and toys.

Glass

Glass is made by melting sand and other minerals together at very high temperatures.

Glass is normally transparent and can be made into many different shapes. Thick glass can be strong, but thin glass will break very easily.

Glass is used for objects that need to be transparent such as windows and spectacles.

Wood

Wood comes from trees.

It is strong and long lasting.

Wood is used to make things such as furniture that need to be strong and last a long time.

Fabrics

Fabrics are made from thin fibres woven together.

Some fabrics, such as wool, cotton and silk, are natural (the fibres come from living things).

Some fabrics, such as polyester and nylons are made from synthetic fibres, which are made in factories, from chemicals.

Different fabrics have different properties. Fabrics can be stretchy (a pair of tights), insulating (keep you warm, like a woollen coat) or absorbent (a towel).

Fabrics are used to make clothes as they are flexible and comfortable, can be warm and do not wear out easily.

BRONZE

Write one fact about each material.

SILVER

Would metal be a good material for a coat? Why?

Would wood be a suitable material for a window? Why?

Would fabric be a good material for a table? Why?

GOLD

Use a dictionary to find the meaning of: transparent, waterproof, absorbent & flexible.

PLATINUM

Think of some different objects of your own. What are they made of? Why is this a suitable material? Use evidence from the text.

77 responses to “Autumn 2 Reading Challenge Year 2”

  1. Riya S.

    BRONZE
    Metal is hard. The things that are made of metal are pans, spoons, and forks, coins.
    Fabric is soft. The things that are made of fabric are clothes, blankets, and towels.
    Wood is hard and smooth. Things that are made of wood paper, table, chair.
    Glass is delicate. Things that are made of glass glasses that people wear and drink.
    Plastic is hard and flexible. Things that of plastic plastic bags and toys.
    SILVER
    Metal is not a good raincoat because it is hard and how will they wear it?
    GOLD
    Transparent means you can see through. waterproof means no water can go in.
    Absorbent means water can go through .Flexible means even though you stretch it never breaks.

  2. Ebrar Y.

    Bronze
    Metal is strong, hardand shiny
    Plastic made from chemicals
    Glass is transparent
    Wood is strong and long lasting.
    Fabrics can be made from wool, cotton, silk
    Silver
    Metal isn’t good material for coat because it’s heavy and hard for a coat.
    Wood isn’t a good material because its not transparent.
    Fabrics isn’t good material for a table because it’s so soft and it can’t stand.
    Gold
    transparent means you can see through something.
    waterproof means that something don’t let the water come through it.
    absorbent means that something let the water can through it.
    flexible means that you can bend something.
    Platinum
    My doll made out plastic because it is hard and shaples
    My socks made out of fabrics because keep me warm
    My pen made out of Wood because its hard and last longing.

  3. Kaiden M.

    Silver
    1 no you wouldn’t be able to move or bend your arms and would be uncomfortable .
    2 no because you cant see thru it and it would be dark .
    3 no because if you put heavy things on it they will fall down

    1. Rayyan R.

      Bronze is in the homework book.
      Silver:Metal can’t be good for coat because it is strong and can’t make a comfortable coat.
      Wood can’t be used for a window because wood is not transparent
      Fabric can’t be used for a table because it is soft and stretchy and wood can only be used as it is strong to hold the table.
      Gold challenge:
      Transparent means you can look through it.
      Waterproof means the water can’t go into it.
      Absorbent means anything which soaks the water into it.
      Flexible means the things which can easily bend and not break.
      Platinum challenge:
      My bunk bed is made of wood because it is strong and heavy and I can sleep on it because the legs of the bunk bed hold it down.
      My coats hoodie is made of wool because wool is warm and soft and it is cosy for me to use it in winters.
      My key chains are made of metals because they are shiny and strong.

  4. Dyari-Larson F.

    Metal is strong and shiny.
    Plastic is unbracabuL.
    Glass-transparent

    Wood makes a pensul
    Fabric is soft

  5. Venkata K.

    BRONZE::
    metal are strong, hard and shiny, metals are used for making the cutlery,cars and coins.
    Plastics are made from chemicals.They are strong and waterproof, Plastics are used to make a bags, bottles and toys.
    Glass is normally transparent. Thick glass can be strong, but thin glass will break very easily. by using glass we can make a transparent windows and spectacles.
    Wood comes from trees, wood is strong and long lasting, by using wood we can make furniture.
    Fabrics can be stretchy, insulating or absorbent.Fabrics are used to make clothes as they are flexible and comfortable, can be warm and do not wear out easily.

    Silver:
    Would metal be a good material for a coat? Why?
    No, beacuse metal is strong and hard, metal is not flexible,not stretchy not absorbent and not comfortable.
    Would wood be a suitable material for a window? Why?
    No,Wood is strong and long lasting but it is not transparent, so windows can be make from glass.
    Would fabric be a good material for a table? Why?
    No, Fabrics are strechy , absorbant and not hard and strong. by using wood we can make table.

    GOLD:
    transparent- If a substance or object is transparent, you can see through it very clearly:
    waterproof-not allowing water to go through:
    absorbent-able to take liquid in through the surface and to hold it
    flexible-able to change or be changed easily according to the situation.

    PLATINUM:

    Books are made from paper, paper comes from wood.
    house keys are made from metals.
    socks are made from fabric.

  6. Minsa M.

    Bronze:
    Metal: Metal is strong, hard and shiny, you can make pots, pans and car with them.
    Plastic: Plastic is not found in nature and made out of chemicals.
    Glass: glass is made out of sand and other minerals. It is normally transparent as my glasses are, they can be made in different shapes like glass, plates or windows.
    Woods: woods are strong and made out of trees, the doors in my house is made out of woods.
    Fabrics: fabric are made from thin fibre woven together. Cotton, silk are natural and polyester and nylon are synthetic

    Silver:
    Would metal be a good material for a coat? Why?
    No, metal is hard and not suitable because its not comfy or warm.

    Would wood be a suitable material for a window? Why?
    No, wood is not transparent, and can get dump if wet.

    Would fabric be a good material for a table? Why?
    No, table cant be made out of fabric, its is not suitable as its too soft and flexible , cant stand.

    Gold:
    Transparent: see through
    Waterproof : keeps out the water
    Absorbent: material soaks the water easily
    Flexible: capable of bending without breaking

    Platinum: my room window is transparent and strong because its made out of thick glass.
    My coat is made out of plastic from outside so water can’t get through and it is made out of fluffy cotton fleece inside
    So it keeps me warm.

  7. Bavison A.

    SILVER
    Would metal be a good material for a coat? Why?
    NO – because it is not flexible so its hard to wear

    I missed understand the cot and coat the correction is done

  8. Inarah T.

    Bronze:
    Metal: Metals are strong and hard
    plastic-Plastic made from chemicals
    Glass- Glass are transparent and made from melting chemicals
    Wood-wood comes from tree and suitable for furniture
    Fabric- Fabric used to make clothes.

    Silver:
    No-it is very hard and not suitable for cloths because it is hard
    No -wood not good for a window it has to be glass
    No- fabric would only be used for cloths

    Gold:
    Transparent- See through, clear
    Waterproof- keep water outside
    Absorbent- Soaks water easily
    Flexible- easy to bend, can be curved.

    Platinum:
    Fabric- My pajamas are made of cotton fabric, Also I have a elastic hair band which is very flexible, I have a transparent drinking glass which is made of glass.

  9. Haaniya I.

    Bronze
    Metal can be hammered into different shapes.
    Glass are made from melting sand.
    Wood is long lasting.
    Fabrics are made of fibres woven together.
    Silver
    1. No because coat can be only made with fabric.
    2. No because we need glass for window.
    3. No because fabric is not strong.
    Gold
    Transparent means you can see through.
    Waterproof means water can not go through.
    Absorbant means which can absorb.
    Flexible means it can bend.
    Platinum
    Towel. It is made of fabric and it is absorbent.

    1. Miss Bhangu

      Great work Haaniya!

  10. Grace C.

    Bronze
    Metals they are strong materials
    Plastics They are waterproof
    Glass Is normally transparent
    Wood It is long lasting
    Fabrics Are made from thin fibres

    Silver
    No metal is heavy
    No it is not transparent
    No fabrics are stretchy you need wood or glass to make a table

    1. Miss Bhangu

      Good effort Grace!

  11. Zayaan M.

    Bronze –
    Metal – metals are strong shiny materials.
    Plastics – plastics are made from chemicals.
    Glass – glass is made by melting materials.
    Wood is strong and long lasting.
    Fabrics are used to make clothes.

    Silver – metal would not be very good to use as a coat as it is not very flexible.

    Wood would not be very good for a window as it could get wet and it is not transparent.

    Fabric would not be very good for a table as it is not strong and it is too flexible.

  12. Amaal H.

    Bronze:
    Metal is made from rocks called ores.
    Plastic can be made into any shape with heat.
    Glass is made by melting sand.
    Wood comes from trees.
    Fabric is soft and is used for lots of clothes.

  13. Aahil M.

    Bronze
    Metal-shiny and strong and hard.
    Plastic-strong and waterproof.
    Glass-transparent and it can break easily.
    Wood-strong and long lasting.
    Fabrics-soft and made from thin fibres woven together.

    Silver
    No, metal is not flexible and soft.
    No, wood is not transparent for a window.
    No, fabrics are not hard and strong.

    Gold
    Transparent-see through, allow light to pass through.
    Waterproof-keeps water out.
    Absorbent-absorbs liquid.
    Flexible-can easily bend, fold-able.

  14. Mahrokh Z.

    Bronze:
    Metals are strong, hard and shiny materials.
    Plastics are made from chemical, they are strong and waterproof.
    Glass can be transparent and thin glass can easily break.
    Wood comes from trees and are strong and long lasting.
    Some fabrics are natural and sone are made from thin fibres woven together.

    Silver:
    No metal is not a good material for coat, because it would be heavy, lack of flexibility and does not keep you warm.
    Wood is not a good material for a window because it is opaque and wood can easily break and rot.
    Fabric would not be good for a table because it is not strong enough to hold things and might tear easily.

    Gold:
    Transparent – Allowing light to pass through and objects to be seen distinctly on the other side.
    Waterproof – Material or Object not allowing water to go through preventing it from getting wet or damaged when exposed to moisture or water.
    Absorbent – Material that are able to soak up liquid easily.
    Flexible – Capable of bending easily without breaking.

    Platinum:
    Pencil – It is made from wood it is suitable because it is strong and long lasting.
    Water bottle – It is made from plastic it is suitable because it is strong and waterproof.
    Mirror – It is made from glass it is suitable because it is transparent.
    Cars – It is made from metal it is suitable because it is strong, hard and shiny.
    Clothes – Are made from fabric it is suitable because it is flexible and comfortable, warm and do not wear out easily.

    1. Miss Bhangu

      Great work Mahrokh!

  15. Nycolas C.

    Bronze
    Metal is strong,hard and shiny
    Plastic can be transparent
    Glass can be break very easy
    Wood can be find in forest
    The fabrics come from living things

    Silver
    1.No because you can cut yourself
    2,No because it s gone be cold
    3.No becauseit will fall down

    1. Miss Bhangu

      Good effort Nycolas!

  16. Bavison A.

    BRONZE
    Metals – strong and shiny .
    Glass – easily break and not flexible
    Plastics – strong, waterproof and flexible
    Wood – strong and last long.
    Fabrics – soft and not wear out easily.

    SILVER
    Would metal be a good material for a coat? Why?
    YES – but much better if the coat made by wood or hard plastic

    Would wood be a suitable material for a window? Why?
    NO – because wood is not transparent but can made window frame by wood

    Would fabric be a good material for a table? Why?
    NO – because fabric is too soft and very flexible so not be able make table but it can use for table cloth

    GOLD

    Use a dictionary to find the meaning of:

    transparent – allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen.
    waterproof – a garment, especially a coat, that keeps out water.
    absorbent – a material able to soak up liquid easily.
    flexible – able to change to suit new conditions or situations

    PLATINUM

    current wire – Its made by metal and plastic
    inside metal outside plastic because electric need to pass threw the metal but coded plastic protect getting electric shock

    Heater – Its made by metal
    Because metal can pass threw the heat easily

    kitchen sink – Its made by metal
    Because metal is strong, not break and waterproof

    Toys – mostly made by plastic
    They are strong and waterproof, also be dyed different colours or made to be transparent.

    Dinning table and chairs – Mostly made by wood
    strong and last a long time

  17. Hosanna N.

    Bronze
    Metals are strong,hard and shiny .
    Glass can easily break as it is made by melting sand and other minerals.
    Plastics are strong and waterproof and made from chemicals.
    Wood comes from trees and last long.
    Fabrics are used to make clothes as they are comfortable ,warm and do not wear out easily.

    Silver
    Metal would not be a good material for a coat because metal is hard so the coat would be so heavy and not comfortable at all.

    Wood is not a good material for a window because it is opaque and a window has to be transparent.

    A fabric would not be a table because it is so soft.

    Gold
    Transparent :material or article allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen.
    Waterproof:a garment that keeps out water .
    Absorbent:a material able to soak up liquid easily.
    Flexible:capable of bending easily without breaking.

    Platinum
    My water bottle is made of plastic.Plastic is a suitable material for bottles because it is strong and can be made into any shape,can be dyed different colours or made to be transparent.

  18. Ameya R.

    BRONZE:
    – Plastics are made by treating different chemicals
    – Metals are very strong and shiny
    – Glasses are transparent. Glasses can be made thin and thick. They can easily break when its thin and it cannot break when its thick.
    – Fabrics are mostly made from naturally using wool, cotton and silk. However, some fabrics are artificial, they are made from synthetic fibres. Fabrics are mostly flexible.
    – Wood comes from trees. Wood is used to make furniture, due to its long lasting nature.

    SILVER:
    – No metal is not a good material for coat, because it’s too hard
    – Yes, wood can be used to make window frames because its long lasting. Glass is also used to make window transparent and to allow light to pass inside
    – No, fabric is not used to make furniture, because its not strong.

    GOLD:
    Transparent – allowing light to pass through
    Waterproof – impervious to water (does not allow water to pass through or absorb)
    Absorbent – able to soak up liquid easily
    Flexible – capable of bending easily without breaking

    PLATINUM:
    School Uniform – its made of fabric that is flexible and comfortable.
    Table – its made of wood, it let children to write and do activities. Its strong.
    Plastic – toys, they are made in different color, shapes and sizes

  19. Haniya A.

    PLATINUM
    wood-pencil,ladder,table,shed
    paper-toys,newspapers
    cotton-dress,mask,cotton shoe
    steel-iron,carbon
    haniya mentioned other objects and wheat they have been made out of such as fabric and plastic

    1. Miss Bhangu

      Well done Haniya. Please type the comment yourself.

  20. Emaan A.

    GOLD
    transparent: allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen.
    (Emaan has described this by saying water is transparent because it lets light go through it so we can see through it)
    Waterproof:impervious to water. especially : covered or treated with a material (such as a solution of rubber) to prevent permeation by water. waterproofness noun. waterproof.
    (Emaan has gave an example of wearing a waterproof coat to keep us dry)
    absorbent: able to soak up liquid easily.
    (Emaan gave up an example of when her mom washes the dishes and the sponge absorbers the water)
    Felxible:capable of bending easily without breaking.
    (Emaan has used the example of when she does the splitz)

  21. Oliwia B.

    Bronze

    Metal come from rocks called ores.
    Plastics are materials made from chemicals and are not found in nature.
    Glass is normally transparent and can be made into many different shapes.
    Wood is strong and long lasting.
    Fabrics are made from thin fibres woven together.

    Silver

    No it would be too heavy.
    No because wood is opaque.
    No it is not strong enough.

    Gold

    Transparent
    a material that allows light to pass through so that objects behind can be seen.

    Waterproof
    means impervious to water

    Absorbent
    a material able to soak up liquid easily .

    Flexible
    capable of bending easily without breaking.

    Platinum

    Strawberry the unicorn

    She is made of fabrics . This is suitable because she is soft and flexible

    My cup

    A cup is made of glass. It is suitable because it is strong and waterproof.

    My dollhouse

    A dollhouse is made of wood . It is suitable because wood is strong and easy to shape.

  22. Mueez K.

    Bronze
    Metal is hard and strong and heavy
    Plastic is flexible and sometime bendy
    Glass is shiny and we can see through it
    Wood comes from trees and is purely natural
    Fabrics are used to make clothes
    Silver
    No because it is hard and not flexible
    No because you can see through the window
    No because table is made from wood
    Gold
    Glass is see through and transparent
    Plastic is Waterproof and flexible
    Fabrics are absorbent
    Metal is strong and heavy

    Platinum
    Cars and ships are made form metal but no more are being made from aluminium because it does not rust and is lighter

  23. Maryam K.

    Bronze
    Metal is shiny and strong
    Plastic is hard and waterproof and sometimes flexible
    Glass is clear and clean
    Wood is hard and naturally patterned
    Wool is made form fabrics
    Silver
    No because metal is hard
    No because window is made out of glass
    No because table is made out of wood

  24. Great O.

    Bronze
    Metal are strong and shiny.
    Plastic is transparent.
    Thick glass can be strong.
    Wood is strong and long lasting.
    Fabric is made out of thin fibres woven together.
    Silver
    No because you will be heavy.
    Yes because wood is strong.
    No because if you put your food on the table it will just fall.
    Gold
    Transparent means when you can clearly see through something.
    Waterproof means when water cannot get through something.
    Flexible means when somebody can bend.
    Absorbent means a substance that soaks up liquid easily.
    Platinum
    Clothes are made out of fabric and it is soft.

  25. Andrew T.

    Bronze:
    Plastics – made from different chemicals
    Metals – very strong/ sliver/ shiny
    Glass – can break very easily but sometimes strong when it is thick
    Fabrics – flexible like wool and cotton
    Wood – comes from trees

    Silver:
    1. No because it’s too hard and you won’t be able to move
    2. No because you can’t see through wood
    3. No because it will just fall down and you wouldn’t be able to put your paige’s on it

    Gold:
    Transparent – let’s light through
    Waterproof – doesn’t let water through
    Absorbent – soaks up liquid easily
    Flexible – bends very easily

    Platinum:
    Homework book is made of paper, and paper comes from trees. Paper cannot be wasted as you can recycle it.

  26. Pugalini K.

    Bronze:

    Metals are hard, strong and shiny.

    Plastics are strong and waterproof.

    Glass is transparent.

    Woods are strong and long lasting .

    Fabrics are made from thin fibres woven together.

    Silver :

    Would metal be a good material for a coat? Why?

    No, its so hard and will be very heavy and not flexible.

    Would wood be a suitable material for a window? Why?

    No, as they are not transparent.

    Would fabric be a good material for a table? Why?

    No. They are not strong enough. Only dresses can be made using fabric.

    Gold

    Transparent means allowing you to see through it.

    Waterproof means it ​does not let water through.

    Absorbent ​means able to take in something easily, especially liquid.

    Flexible means able to change to suit new conditions or situations

    Platinum :

    Cars : Made of metal , they are strong and shiny.
    Steel is one of the most common materials in car manufacturing because it is strong, inexpensive, accessible, and easy to handle and transform into auto parts, such as chassis, wheels, brakes, or engines. Aluminium is a lightweight but strong metal resistant to corrosion.

    1. Miss Bhangu

      Great work Pugalini!

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