Year 2 Reading Challenge Autumn 2

Metals

Illustration of a saucepan and a knife

Metals come from rocks called ores.

They are strong, hard 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

Illustration of an action figure

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

Illustration of a window and a pair of spectacles

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

Illustration of a wooden chair and a door

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

Illustration of a scarf

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.

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  1. Bronze

    Metal comes from rock called ores.

    Plastic is used to make all sorts of things such as,plastic bags ,bottles and toys.

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

    Wood comes from trees.

    Fabric is made out of thin fibres woven together.

  2. Glass is transparent and a little bit smooth.Metal is strong and it wouldn’t be good if it was in the windows because it needs to be transparent to be in windows.Plastic is sometimes very strong because it can be for toys clothes.

  3. The metal is strong and the wood because it is not easy to bent.
    Glass can break only when some thing hard went on it

    The others are not very strong because it is very very weak.

  4. The metal and wood are strong because it is very hard.
    Silver
    Metal is not good for a coat because it would be not uncomfortable . Wood wouldn’t be suitable for a window because you can’t see through it.
    Fabric wouldn’t be suitable for a table or it will break.

  5. Bronze
    Metal is strong and shiny and hard.A coin is metal.
    Plastics are trasparent and you can see through it.
    Glass is transparent and if you don’t be careful you can hurt yourself.
    Wood comes from tree and is strong.

  6. Metal is strong because it’s hard and it’s not smove.Plastic is hard because isn’t smove.Glass is not strong because you can easily break it.Wood is strong because it’s hard. Fabric is strong because it’s hard and you can’t break it.

  7. Gold challenge
    1.Transparent: easily seen through.
    2. Waterproof: not allowing water to pass through.
    3. Absorbent: something to absorb.
    4. Flexible: easily to bent.

  8. Metal would not be suitable for a coat because it is too hard.
    Wood would not be suitable for a window because you can’t see threw it.
    Fabric would not be suitable for a table because when you put glass cup on it will
    fall down

  9. Metal is strong
    Glass is transparent
    Plastic is made from chemicals
    Wood is made from trees
    Fabrics is used for clothes
    Silver
    Metal is not good for a coat because it would be heavy.
    Wood wouldnt be good for a window because it isnt transparent.
    Fabric wouldnt be good for a table because it is not strong like wood.

  10. Gold:

    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 change easily according to the situation.

  11. Bronze:

    Fabric – When you wear fabrics they keep you warm in the winter.

    Glass – Glass is breakable, you must be careful.

    Wood – Wood is strong and can be used to make chairs to sit on.

    Plastics – Lots of things your your house are made of plastic, like toys and cups and plates.

    Metal – Metal is used to make radiators and other things that give out or need heat.

  12. SILVER CHALLENGE
    a metal coat should not be a coat because it can be hard and rigid to wear and it will be heavy and also it is to be comfortable to wear.

  13. Bronze:
    Metals-They are strong and shiny materials.
    Plastics-They are strong and waterproof.
    Glass-It’s transparent and will break very easily.
    Wood-Wood is strong and long lasting.
    Fabrics-Fabrics are made from thin fibres woven together.

    Silver:
    No, metal cannot be a good material for coat because it is too heavy and hard.
    No, wood cannot be a suitable material for window because it is not transparent.
    No, fabric would not be a good material for table because fabric is flexible and not long lasting.

    Gold:
    Transparent-Material that allows light to pass through so that objects behind can be clearly seen.
    Waterproof-Material that does not let water through.
    Absorbent-Material that can soak up liquid easily.
    Flexible-Material that can bend easily without breaking.

    Platinum:
    Eraser is made of rubber. It comes in different shapes and sizes. It can erase pencil writings.
    Shoe is made of leather. Leather does not tear easily and protects you from heat.
    Candle is made up of wax. Wax melts easily and lights up the wick.

  14. Gold
    Flexible means it is easy to bend.
    Absorbent means it sucks water up.
    Waterproof meas water can,t go through it.
    Transparent means you can see through it.

  15. SILVER CHALLENGE
    a metal coat should not be a coat because it can be hard and rigid to wear and it will be heavy and also it is to be comfortable to wear.

    • SILVER CHALLENGE
      * I meant metal coat won’t be comfortable to wear.
      * Wood is not suitable material for a window because you can’t see through it. A window should be made out of glass because it is transparent.
      * Fabrics are useful material for making cloths because it is stretchy, comfortable and warm but it isn’t suitable material for making tables. Tables should be made out of wood because wood is strong and long lasting.

  16. Gold

    transparent – material that allows light to pass through or see through.

    waterproof – material that keeps water out.

    absorbent – material that soaks up liquid easily

    flexible – able to stretch and bend easily into shapes.

  17. Silver

    A) No because it is rigid and you might fall down as metal is heavy.
    B) No because it is opaque and you would not be able to see through the window.
    C) No because items/objects would slip off the fabric.

    Gold

    Transparent
    If a substance or object is transparent, you can see through it very clearly.

    Waterproof
    Something which is waterproof does not let water pass through it.

    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.

  18. metal comes from rock called ores. wood comes from trees.plastic is used to make bottles. glass is made by melting sand. fabric is made from thin fibres of woven.

  19. Silver challenge
    Metal would not be suitable for a coat because it will hurt you and it is not flexible.
    Wood is suitable for a window because it is strong also it last long for a long time.
    Fabric is suitable for a table because it is flexible and it will never rip .

  20. Gold Challenge

    Transparent: A material that allows light to pass through so that the objects behind can be seen. (can also use ‘see-through’ or Clear)

    Waterproof: A material that keeps water out completely. (e.g raincoat)

    Absorbent: A Material or substance that soaks up liquid easily. (e.g sponge)

    Flexible: Able to bend or stretch easily.

  21. Platinum:

    Glass: I’m my house we have a table made out of glass. The table is transparent and its very shiny.

    Fabric: My clothes are made out of fabric. My clothes keep me warm in winter.

    Wood: the door is mad out of wood and it is not flexible but it is very hard.

  22. GOLD CHALLENGE

    * transparent: something is transparent when you can see through it.
    * waterproof: able to keep water out.
    * absorbent : an absorbent material soaks up liquid easily.
    * flexible : easy to bend or stetch.

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