Year 2

Year 2 Reading Challenge


Your reading challenge this half term will be based on information texts

Bronze – Answer these questions:

  1. What is a contents page used for?
  2. What is a subheading?
  3. Why is a glossary useful?
  4. What are the differences between and index and a contents page?

Silver – Choose any information book – this can be from the school library or at home. Pick 5 words that are tricky and use a dictionary to find their definition.

Gold – Give an explanation of how honey is made. This can be done however you wish e.g. video, flowchart, written text.

Platinum – Research a topic of your choice and produce your own information booklet. Remember to use all of the key features used in an information text.

Remember you can either post your answers on the blog or bring them in to Mr Stevenson, Miss Smith or Mr Carter on paper. We are looking forward to seeing your work!

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  1. Silver:
    Animism-Belief natural objects possess souls.
    Emigrate-Move abroad,migrate,move.
    Quiver-Shake,oscillate,quake,by close questioning.
    Succulent-Juicy,luscious,from a nother space.

  2. Bronze

    1.a contents page is a page that has a list of headings that have numbers and those
    numbers tell you what page the heading is on.A subheading is a title for little bit of
    text and they are allways in a non-fiction book.A glossary is useful becuase if you
    didn’t no a word you can go on the glossary so it is like a mini dictionary and only
    for a non-fiction book.the diffrence with a contests page and a index is that the
    contensts has a list of headings and a index has a list of tricky words.

    1.Shabby-It’s when you have no care.
    2.crimson-deep red
    3.Abdicate-a German emporor
    4.comerate-to remeber a visit you been to
    5.quantity-you take your time.

  3. Bronze challenge

    A Glossary is helpful because it tells what words mean.
    A Subbheading is a heading of each paragraph.
    A Contents page is at the front of the book and it tells you the page numbers
    of the chapters.
    The difference between a contents page and index is A Conntents
    page is chapters with page numbers an index is page numbers For

    • The difference between a contents page and an index is a contents page gives you page numbers of the chapters and an index gives page numbers for important terms.

  4. What is a content page used for.a content page it shows where
    The project is.what is a subheading .it is a title.why is a
    Glossary shows you the meaning of words.what
    Are the difference between an index and a content page.a content page shows the number where your information index shows you information about a author.

  5. Bronze
    1:A content page is at the beginning of a book.It gives us the page number for
    each and every section.
    2:A subheading is a heading given to a subsection of a piece of writing.
    3:A glossary,is also known as a vocabulary,or calvis,is an alphabetical list of terms in particular domin of knowledge with the difinitions for those terms.Traditionally,a glossary appears at the end of a book and includes terms within that book that are either newly introduced.uncommon,or specialized.
    4:A table of content lists chapter and section titles of a piece,and an index lists different topics discussed within the piece.If searching the book or paper by topic an index is more helpful than table of contents.
    1:agriculture:the rearing of crops livestock;farming.
    2:commerciall:of or engaged in commerce.
    3:protein :any of large group of nitrogenous compounds that are essential for life.
    4:organisation:an organised group of people,such as club,society,union,of business.
    5:calory:a unit measure for the energy value of food.
    “Honey gets its start as flower nectar,which is collected by bees,naturally broken down into simple sugars and stored in honey combs.The unique design of honey comb,coupled with constant fanning by the bees’ wings ,causes evaporation to take place,creating the thick ,sweet liquid we know as honey.”
    Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the centre of England.It was the capital of England ore than once in the 15th century when the seat of Government was held in Coventry.Coventry’s heritage includes the Roman Fort at Baginton,Lady Godiva,St Mary’s Guildhall (where kings and queens were entertained)and three cathedrals.
    Coventry is located in the county of West Midlands but historically part of Warwick Shire.Coventry is the 10th largest city in England and the 13th largest UK city overall.It is also the second largest city in the West Midlands region,after Birmingham,with a population of 337,428 in 2014.

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  7. Silver

    Gravity is a force that pulls you down.

    Dwarf means its small.

    Eclipse means the moon is between the sun and earth.

    Radiant is when you shine light.

    Magnitude is something big and great.

  8. Chip was watching television . The magic keu was on the chair
    Nadim came to plau. Chip didn , t want to plau. He wanted to
    Watch television. He wanted to watch a programme about magpies.

  9. The bees is corecting huni from yhe flawers nex the bis put the
    huni swermer nex the huni cipser com to culectet thn huni cipurs
    Put the huni in to a puting the huni swemer nex uo itet

  10. Bronze
    A contents page shows someone what page that part of information is and where.
    Subheadings tell you part of a text on one page.
    Glossarys help you to understand the words.
    An index page is at the back of the book and the contents is at the start.

  11. Silver:

    1.hobby-something that you do for fun in your spare time.
    2.barber-a hairdresser for men and boys.
    3.burial-when there is a burial,a dead person is buried.
    4.calculator-a machine that you use to do sum.
    5.celebrity-a famous person.

  12. Bronze:
    A contents page shows someone what that page will be about.
    Subheadings show what that section is about.
    A glossary is in alphabetical order.
    The difference between a index and a contests is a contents shows you which
    information it is and a index shows you which pages that information is on.

  13. bronze

    A contents is where chapter is.

    A subheading is a piece of information.

    A glossary is useful because it tells you what it means.

  14. Gold
    First the bee has to collect the nectar and suck it up in there were it transforms into
    Honey and then they go to the beehive to give it to bee to bee and put it in the
    Honey come .then they cover it with beeswax so it doesn’t ecscape and so it doesn’t fall out.After that the beekeeper comes to collect the honey and sell it in
    jars and factorys and give it to people so it gets eaten.jews eat it on a apple

  15. Bronze

    A contents page is a thing that tells you where the chapter is.

    A subheading is a piece of information about the chapter.

    A glossary is useful because it tells you the meaning of a meaning

    An index is in altherbetical order and the contents isn’t.

  16. see the chapters so you know were it is
    2.a subheading is the name of the text you know what the word means
    4.index is in alphabetical order and a contents is in chapter order.bronze

  17. Bronze:

    1.tells you witch page your on. is at the top of the book. tells you the page.
    4.they are the same.


    First the bee goes to the flower and collects the nectar and then takes it to there honey comb and put’s it in the cell and then the bee ceeper comes and collects the honey and it’s ready to eat.

  18. Gold first they collect nectar then they carry it with their legs after they take it to the hive to fill up the honey com and it ‘s ready for the beekeaper to collect it in jars finnaly it’ finshed

  19. Contents is for finding important information .
    Telling the page your on .
    Finding meaning .
    Index is at the back and the contents is at the front

  20. A table of contents, usually headed simply “Contents” and abbreviated informally as TOC, The contents usually includes the titles or descriptions of the first-level headers, such as chapter titles in longer works, and often includes second-level or section titles (A-heads) within the chapters as well, and occasionally even third-level titles (subsections or B-heads). The depth of detail in tables of contents depends on the length of the work, with longer works having less. Formal reports (ten or more pages and being too long to put into a memo or letter) also have a table of contents. Within an English-language book, the table of contents usually appears after the title page, copyright notices, and, in technical journals, the abstract; and before any lists of tables or figures, the foreword, and the preface. Also, a table of contents is a part of a book or story usually in the back of the book that gives information on where to find what you are looking for.a contents page is a the front and a index page is at the back.silver
    nebulae-Astronomy. Also called diffuse nebula. a cloud of interstellar gas and dust. Compare dark nebula, emission nebula, reflection nebula. (formerly) any celestial object that appears nebulous, hazy, or fuzzy, and extended in a telescope view.equation-Mathematics A written statement indicating the equality of two expressions. It consists of a sequence of symbols that is split into left and right sides joined by an equal sign. For example, 2 + 3 + 5 = 10 is an equation.

  21. Bronze Challenge:
    A contents page is used for what the page is gonna be about and the pages number.
    A subheading is a heading of a piece of writing.
    A glossary is useful because it tells you the definition of the words that you don’t know.
    The difference between a index and a contents page is that a contents page is about for what the page is going to be about the pages and the pages number an index pages is about a small specific writing here is an example:so if you wanted to know about glasses and what their used for you go to the index page read what page (NUMBER)it is then you go to the page and you read the definition for wha glass is used for

    • my book is called;cool building silver challenge
      skyscrapers means a very tall building
      armoury means a place where weapons and suits of armour are kept
      dome means a shape like the top half of a ball
      ruin a building that has fallen down
      crooked means bent or twisted out of shape

      gold challenge;
      honey is made from a flower
      the bee stings the carpels and makess it to a honey comb
      then the bee keeper looks if the honey is ready
      then the bee keeper makes the honey clean
      then its in the supermarket ready for people to buy

  22. Bronze
    1.A contents page is used for telling people what a page us about and tells the page numbers .
    2.A subheading is a little section of writing with a small title.
    3.A glossary is useful because if someone didn’t know what a new or tricky word meant they will have to just go to the glossary and then they’ll find out what the new or tricky word meant.
    4.The difference between a index and contents page is that a index page has a lot of numbers and a content page has a bit.
    A index page has numbers that go in ones and a contents page has numbers that go in twos.

    1.Gloucose-Is one of the two honeys that the bee’s turn nectar and pollen into.
    2.Fructose-Is the other of the two sugars and is the separate sugar that bee’s turn nectar and pollen into.
    3.Universty-A gigantic school were teenagers work and study at and get studied.Also they have exams.
    4.Grades-Are in teenagers exams and you could get a A,B,C,D,E,F and a G.
    5.Granades-Are very dangerous bombs and are used in world wars.

    It starts in a field were worker bees suck netar with there tongue that looks like a straw.
    They keep it for half an hour in there tummy which is called a honeysack.
    Bees don’t just go one time to collect nectar they go one hundred times.
    Then they take the nectar to the hive.
    After that the bees spit out the honey into the honeycombs.
    Next the other worker bee’s turn the nectar into honey and make two separate sugars.(Glucose)(Fructose).
    The bees fill up the honeycombs
    They make the water thick so it doesn’t mix with the honey and they’ll make sure that the honey is nice and gooey.
    Then a bee keeper comes along in a safe bee protection suit so he can’t get stung and the bees can’t die.
    He then trick the defendar bees and replaces the bottom with a bee escape and smells like cherries and the bees like the smell of it.
    The bee keeper then takes out the frames of honey.
    Therevis a machine that scraps of every bit of honey and cleans out the frames.
    Now some bees have little frames because the bee keeper cuts them with a hot knife so bees can fill up the honeycombs.
    People have a machine that fills the jars with honey.
    Then they send out tge orders by giving shops them so they can sell it and before that the bee keeper puts the honey in the barrels just in case any wasp come and steal honey because they don’t make honey they steal honey.

    • Platinum



      What are dinosaurs page 2

      Meat eaters page 4

      Plant eaters page 6

      Size of a chicken dinosaurs page 8

      Tall dinosaurs page 10

      Spikey plates/prickle dinosaurs page 12

      Armoured dinosaurs page 14

      Defender dinosaurs page 16

      Attacking dinosaurs page 18

      How dinosaurs where extinked page 20

      Working in pack dinosaurs page 22



      One dinosaur was the heaviest and is small in pictures and weighed 20,000kg.


      Extinked-When something real and is old and died billions and millions of years ago.

      Attacking-When something or someone is hurting a other to defend there self.

      Defender-Is a attacker and protects there own self and babies.

      • What are dinosaurs

        Dinosaurs are living meat or plant eaters and lived in -100BC on the world.
        Dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus,Trex,Gigatasaurus,Conasaurus and Allosaurus
        roamed the world to look for food.
        Roam means wandering around.

        Meat eaters

        Meat eater dinosaurs fight prey if it is strong and just bite prey if it is weak.
        Meat eater dinosaurs had lots of little seratines in there teeth that made mea5 so digestive so they can eat through it freshly.
        Meat eaters had sharp teeth and can eat through meat digestively and freshly they were flesh eating dinosaurs.

        Plant eaters

        Plant eaters don’t have any little seratines in there teeth which made plants not so digestive and the plant eaters can’t eat through it freshly.
        Plant eaters had flat teeth and couldn’t eat digestively and freshly and were dinosaurs that weren’t flesh eating.

        Size of a chicken dinosaurs

        The size of a chicken dinosaurs were compthinacacas bryonyx and the mouse dinosaur.
        The mouse dinosaur was the dinosaur that weighted 20,000kgs and was only small in the picture of it.

        • Tall dinosaurs

          The tall dinosaurs are Tyrannosaurus,Trex,Spinosaurus,
          Gigatosaurus,Allosaurus,brachiousaurus,Diplosaurus and Plesio.

          Spikey plates/prickle dinosaurs

          There is only one of the dinosaurs that are spikey plate and prickled dinosaur is stegosaurus.

          Armoured dinosaurs

          The armoured dinosaurs are the triceratopses and stegosaurus.
          A triceratops is a Amoured dinosaurs because it has bones on its head to protect itself because predators that are the meat eaters love a bite of triceratop necks.
          Stegosaurus is a armoured dinosaurs because it has spikes and prickles on its back and can store blood and you could tell that its trying to say is there is a predator coming and when it glows red it means it is angry.

          • Defender dinosaurs

            The defender dinosaurs are Tyrannosaurus,Trex,
            velociraptor and raptor.
            They are all defender dinosaurs because they are meat eaters and kill other dinosaurs which is very sad and they do it to protect their family and to protect their babies.

          • Attacking dinosaurs

            The attacking dinosaurs are all the meat eaters and they are Tyrannosaurus,Trex,Gigatosaurus, velociraptor, Drumousaurus,Spinosaurus,Raptor,Conasaurus, Allosaurus and this weird looking crocodile which ate dinosaurs.

            How dinosaurs were extinked

            Dinosaurs were entiked because God sent metors to earth to get rid of all the Dinosaurs and it was mostly the meat eaters fault and some of the plant eaters fault.
            It was mostly the meat eaters fault because they did to much killing which is horrible.
            It wasn’t just the meat eaters fault it was the plant eaters fault too.
            It was just two plant eater dinosaurs and they were triceratops and stegosaurus.
            It was both of there faults because they did killing too.

  23. 1.A content page is used to tell you witch page you can find an information about something on.
    2.A subheading is a title for a page.
    3.a glossary is useful because you can find what the words that are tricky means.
    4.the diffrent between a index and a content page is that the content shows you what page to go on and a index tells you how many more pages to go on.

    It all beggins when the bees suck the necter from the flowers.
    next the bees store it in there honey sack.
    after that the bees then spit into other worker bees mouth.
    then they seprate the necter into two seprate sugers called fructos docose.
    finally they cover it with bee wax.
    they put the honey in a factory
    first they scrape of the gremlins in factory that like a razer.
    next they forse the wax out of the honey.
    after that they put the honey in jars.

  24. challenge
    1. What is a contents page used for ? It tells people which page to go on .
    2. What is a subheading ? It is a heading of some writing.
    3.Why is a glossary useful ? It tells lots of writing.
    4. What are the differences between and index and a contents page ? They have the same things.

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