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Explanation text: Wheels

This historical explanation text for year 2, linking to the topic materials, investigates the invention of the wheel. Some historians think the wheel was invented in lots of different places. After all, pictures of wheels have been found on ancient pottery in Europe and toys with wheels have been discovered in Mayan ruins in Mexico. Others argue that wheels would have been mega difficult to invent because there are no wheels in nature to copy, so they were probably invented in one place and then spread quickly.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • Two differentiated A3 reading spreads 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 2
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Explanation text: Wheels

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