Summer Term 2019
What did Brunel do for Britain?
The children started off by participating in a discovery walk around Chudleigh to hunt for different types of bridges. We saw examples of arch bridges and a beam bridge. We discussed materials bridges were made from and whether these materials told us if the bridge was old or new.
From this we explored Brunel's great achievements. The children carried out research using the iPads on The Thames Tunnel, The Clifton Suspension Bridge, The Great Western Railway, The SS Great Britain or the SS Great Eastern. The children loved finding out about these achievements.
To expand their engineering skills, we had a visit from Julian Surtees who carried out Lego workshops. In these sessions the children explored different bridges that trains could travel over. The children showed great understanding and determination throughout this task.
We had a brilliant day being sportsman and sportswomen. We loved being part of new tree teams. We all took part in a number of potted sports and then we ran our running races. What fun we had!