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"I love the resources, they're nicely linked to curriculum objectives and easy to pick up. Especially good for the
science-phobic amongst us as the ideas are all there."
Kay Wilkie, Year 6 teacher
An interview with a bridge engineer
In this interview for year 3, year 4, P4 and P5, Alex Mather explains what civil engineering is. In her job she inspects bridges, attends project meetings and designs parts of new bridges. She loves to problem solve and was part of solving a traffic problem in Newcastle where the solution was a three-tier roundabout! Not only did it shorten people’s journeys, it has also had a positive impact on the environment because less fuel is being used.
An A3 reading spread 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 3, Year 4
Everyday materials, Properties and changes of materials
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