Science: Uses of Everyday Materials: Recycling Year 2 Lesson Pack 5

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  • I LOVE twinkl, but this resource was very disappointing.I agree with the above comments that the resource does not relate to the presentation at all. This is a teacher led activity. It seems that your teaching team have edited quite a few times, but if the video talks about something completely different then how are the children are expected to complete the activity? Thanks

    , Oct 11th
    • Hi lexilamb,
      Thank you so much for getting in touch! It's lovely to hear from you :) We are sorry that you were disappointed with this resource. We can see that a lot of customers have been querying the video. I have passed this over to our teacher team to take another look. We will be back in touch with an update shortly :)

      , Oct 11th
  • Hi there, I cannot seem to get the resources to open up once the folder has been downloaded.   Every time I go to open the recycling activity sheets a box opens and states 'Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination path is too long. Rename the compressed (zipped) folder and try again.'Thanks, Kerry

    , Sep 3rd
    • Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch! I'm sorry that you are having issues with opening this resource.
      Sometimes, if a file name is quite long or a file quite large, it can be helpful to first download the resource to your desktop.

      To do this, please right click on the pink Download button and select 'Save link as' and select your desktop as the destination. After this, you should be able to extract and open these files in the usual way or save them in a different location as needed! :-)

      , Sep 3rd
  • Hi, could you please let me know if the link to plastic bottles has been sorted yet?  Was hoping to use this resource tomorrow.  Have downloaded ppt again but it still doesn't support the independent activity in demonstrating how plastic is recycled.  If it's a link to an external site, could you please upload this.  Want to make sure I'm sharing the correct one.  Thanks.

    , Apr 2nd
    • Hi Scytale,
      Thanks for your comment. Our team are looking into this as we speak. We'll be in touch as soon as we have an answer :)

      , Apr 2nd
    • Hi there Scytale,
      Thank you for spotting this! Our lovely teacher and design teams have updated this resource and you can now download the new version. I hope you find it useful!

      , Apr 3rd
  • Hi... there doesn't seem to be any part of this resource that supports the children's understanding of how plastic bottles are recycled meaning that the activity will have to be teacher led. It seems that the update has just taken the slide out with the link to the video about the waste sorting plant.

    , Mar 24th
    • Hi Gailwelsh,
      Thanks for spotting this! We'll let our teaching team know right away! We are sorry if this has caused any inconvenience.

      , Mar 24th
    • Hi there,
      This resource has now been updated with some great new information on sorting plastic bottles to help your lesson. I hope you find it more useful!

      , May 24th
    • hi i can't download activities for same reason as above

      , Sep 4th
    • I can't download the activities either.

      , Oct 10th
    • Hi sarahogden789,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this one. I'll get this resource checked right away!

      , Oct 10th
  • Agree with others. A disappointing resource with a presentation that doesn't match the content of the activities. Love Twinkl but this resources isn't up to your usually high standard.

    , Mar 13th
    • Good evening Clairer137,
      Thank you so much for getting in touch! It's lovely to hear from you :) I'm so sorry to hear how disappointed you are with this resource. We are going to get it checked out with one of our lovely teachers and we will give you an update shortly! In the meantime, take a look at this link: for lots more lovely materials :)

      , Mar 13th
    • Hi there Clairer137,
      Thank you for spotting this mistake! Our lovely teacher and design teams have solved the issue and the new version is now available to download. I hope you like it!

      , Mar 14th
  • Useful for ideas to use. Thanks

    , Jan 30th
  • We love all the other Year 2 PlanIt lessons in this series but have been really disappointed with this particular one. The video didn't work but if you go to 'open hyperlink' you can copy and paste the Youtube link into your browser. However, the video provided is too fast and doesn't contain the same information as the activity that the children then do. While some inference skills are a good challenge, we felt this was too hard especially given our cohort - many learners who have English as their second language. If the video was slower, and the pictures matched the content better, this would be a super lesson.

    As a further point of feedback, we would love it if the children were not able to see the star value in the corner - I love the differentiated resources (and usually they are spot on) but they have realised what the stars mean and for the support group, this sometimes means they feel dispirited. Thank you!

    , Jan 17th
    • Hi JSDKS1,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this one. We will look into it right away!

      , Jan 18th
    • Hi there JSDKS1,
      Thank you for spotting this! Our lovely teacher and design teams have fixed the mistake and emailed the corrected resource to you! It will also be updated on the website within 48 hours, and you can find it either as a main resource, or under 'Alternative versions' above. I hope you find it useful!

      , Jan 19th
  • Hi the video link is not working. Would someone be kind enough to send me a link.
    Thank you

    , Dec 11th
    • Hi pudney,

      Thank you for getting in touch on the Twinkl website.

      We have checked the video for you and it seems to be working o.k. It may be useful to have a look at our help page:

      I hope you have a lovely day! : )

      , Dec 11th
  • Please can I have a link for the video too? Doesn't seem to be working on the PPT. Thanks

    , Nov 17th
    • Hi rachwhite,

      Thank you for your comment on the Twinkl website.

      I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems with the video link. Before I ask our technical team about this for you, I was wondering if you could provide a few more details about what happens when you click the link? On my PC it asks if I want to proceed and then works when I click 'yes'. Is this something you could try?

      If you are still having problems, please also let us know whether you are on a PC/laptop or tablet and which operating system you are using. These can sometimes affect the smooth running of certain resources.

      I hope you have a lovely day! : )

      , Nov 17th
  • This link for the video on this lesson plan doesn't seem to be working. Would you be able to post it on here please? Thanks

    , Sep 28th
    • Hi Bernies1,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this one. I'll ask our teacher team to look at this right away!

      , Sep 28th
    • Thank you!

      , Sep 28th
    • Hi there Bernies1,
      Thanks for spotting this mistake! We have now corrected it and emailed you the amended resource, I hope you find it useful. It will also be updated on the website soon.

      , Sep 29th
    • When I download it the slide still seems to be missing.

      , Mar 26th
    • Hi paulaj2017,
      I'll ask our design team to take a look! Thanks for commenting :)

      , Mar 26th
In this lesson children learn how materials can be reused and made into new items. They learn about the process of recycling and why it is important for the environment.
Science: Uses of Everyday Materials: Recycling Year 2 Lesson Pack 5 contains:
  • #PlanIt User Guide [PDF]
  • #Success Criteria Recycling [PDF]
  • Lesson Plan Recycling [PDF]
  • Recycling Lesson Presentation [PPT]
  • Recycling PlanIt Unit Overview [PDF]
  • Recycling Sequencing Activity Sheets Editable [DOC]
  • Recycling Sequencing Activity Sheets Editable [PDF]
  • Recycling Sequencing Activity Sheets [PDF]
  • Recycling Sorting Activity [PDF]

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    • Twinkl updated the Main Version on Oct 11th