This explanation text for year 3 and P4, linking to the topics rocks and biodiversity and interdependence, describes in detail how compost is made. Compost is the crumbly, dark soil-like material that gardeners use to feed plants they grow. It is made by recycling natural plant matter using a speeded-up and controlled version of a natural process called biodegradation (also known as rotting!).

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 3

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