The Engineer

The life and achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel are described as two children travel from London to spend a weekend in Bristol with their aunt.
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The life and achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel are described as two children travel from London to spend a weekend in Bristol with their aunt.

As they journey from Paddington Station, along the route of the Great Western Railway their mother talks about the many railways that Brunel constructed. When they arrive in Bristol they look at the S.S. Great Britain and the Clifton suspension bridge - two more of Brunel’s masterpieces.

This pack includes activities such as ‘Parcel Investigation’, ‘Building a Railway - A Board Game’, ‘Train Cakes’ and ‘Make a Stove-pipe Hat’.

A wide range of photocopiable materials are provided to support the story. The Teacher’s Handbook includes teaching suggestions, reading lists and places to visit.

The pack includes:

* 15 minute story on CD
* Teachers Handbook - containing full instructions on using the pack, teaching suggestions, further reading lists and places to visit.
* Photocopiable Storybook - 12 fully illustrated A5 pages.
* Worksheets - differentiated for children of all abilities.
* Illustrated Timeline
* Story for Reading - the story simplified to be suitable for reading by Key Stage 1 pupils.
* Illustrated Glossary - key words to learn.
* Extension Activities - practical things to do and make, from wordsearches to games and model making.
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