Historical scientist Leonardo da Vinci

This biography for year 5 and P6, linking to the topic forces, reveals the amazing life of Leonardo da Vinci. Not only was he a famous artist, he was also a brilliant engineer who loved science. He loved inventing things and came up with all sorts of ideas such as a mechanical flying machine, a giant bridge spanning over 200 meters and a steam-powered cannon!

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
  • An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum.
Year 5
Forces and magnets
Historical scientist Leonardo da Vinci

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