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Images of suspension bridge (attached)

Other competition entries (attached)

Design bridge worksheet (attached)

Reference books

Resources

Q- If Brunel’s design lost the competition, how did his bridge get built?

Q- Do you think Brunel was a resilient person? Why?

Ask chn to show and explain their designs for a bridge across the gorge.

Judge which bridge should win based on today’s entries and Brunel’s.

Stop your recount at the point that Thomas Telford’s design won the competition.

Q- If Brunel’s design lost the competition, how did his bridge get built?

Chn work in pairs using reference sheet / reference books to complete the bridge’s history.

1. Researching and answering key q’s

Q- What do you think Brunel would have thought of his finished bridge?

2. Give chn a poster advertising the bridge across the Avon Gorge competition.

3. Design your own competition entry. – chn have drawing of gorge without bridge – sketch on their own design.

Today we will be looking at the Clifton Suspension Bridge – introduce focus.

Using power point explain to the chn that when he was working on the Thames Tunnel Brunel sustained a serious injury.   Whilst recuperating from this injury Brunel saw a competition to design a bridge to span the Avon Gorge.  Introduce the story of the Clifton Suspension bridge showing other competition entries.

Refer chn to concept map that children helped to construct last lesson.  

Q- Which of these can we see in Bristol?

Q- Have you ever been to them?

Q- What was it like?

Q – Have you been over the suspension bridge?

2.  Do you think Brunel was a resilient person?

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Plenary/

Assessment

Elli Based

Activity

Whole class teaching

Connecting Activity

Focus Question

ELLI

Curiosity

Strategic Awareness

Changing

Resilience

Creativity

Learning Relationships

SUBJECT: History

Meaning making

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