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Sherford Vale School and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Spring 1

This term, our History enquiry is "Who was Isambard Kingdom Brunel and why is he famous? "

We will explore Brunel through his local connections and visit the Royal Albert Bridge and Bridging the Tamar visitors centre to support our learning. 

What did Brunel achieve in his life? 

What structures did he design and build? 

Why and how were these structures important at the time and why are they still talked about today?  

What aspects of Brunel's character made him successful and a significant historical character for study? 

What obstacles did Brunel have to overcome?