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Primary School Resources
The RAF Museum’s Children’s Author in Residence, Tom Palmer, has written a time-travelling short story commemorating the 80th anniversary of that significant turning point in British history – the Battle of Britain.
Join Yusra, Lily and Danny on their amazing adventures in ‘The Spitfire Fund‘.
Reading comprehension activities and writing challenges accompany each chapter. Written for children aged 7+.
Workshops: Pre and Post visit ideas
- Air Raid! at the Museum and Air Raid! online
- Battle of Britain at the Museum and Battle of Britain online
- Fantastic Flight at the Museum and Fantastic Flight online
- Hands-on History: First World War
- Magnificent Materials for Flying Machines
- Pilot Skills (coding)
- Pilots of the Caribbean (at the Museum and online)
- Science Show
- Second World War Tour
- Sky Writing
- Teddy's Travels at the Museum and Teddy's Travels online
- Wartime Classroom
- Your Local History
Art and Design
The Museum is a great place to discover some amazing art and design, from paintings and sculpture to aircraft art and camouflage. You can also get creative and do some sketching as part of your visit.
- Sketching at the Museum KS1
- Sketching at the Museum KS2
- In Air and Fire Exhibition Teacher Pack KS2 (‘In Air and Fire’ focuses on art from the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. The pack is designed to accompany a physical visit but can be used in class or for homeschooling).
- Hangar 1 (A) KS1
- Hangar 1 (B) Lower KS2
- Hangar 1 (C) Upper KS2
- Hangar 3/4/5 KS1
- Hangar 3/4/5 Lower KS2
- Hangar 3/4/5 Upper KS2
Second World War
- Second World War aircraft – pupil sheet
- Second World War aircraft – teacher notes
- Second World War timeline
Battle of Britain
- Teacher visit guide
- Graphic novel with a story about Ray Holmes (please note that this contains PG-rated language which is appropriate to the era)
- Battle of Britain online exhibition.
- Black History Month Teacher Pack
- British Science Week – Amazing Inventions Trail
- World Book Day video and story
Biomimicry is design that is inspired by nature. The aviation industry has often looked to nature for inspiration and to help solve problems, from simply wanting to fly like birds to using cutting edge technology to help pilots see in the dark. Follow the digital trail and discover what animals, aircraft and the RAF have in common.
Our sound trail can be accessed using a mobile phone or tablet. Listen to the sounds and try to locate the objects around the hangars.
Aiming for Awesome
10 resources for Key Stage 2 and 3 students, exploring the engineering achievements of the RAF over the last 100 years. Developed by the Royal Academy of Engineering, each resource allows students to explore the applications of knowledge they learn in Science, Design and Technology, Mathematics and Computing.
Launched as part of the Museum’s RAF Centenary Programme, RAF Stories is an online collection of videos from people who have a connection to the Royal Air Force and want to share their experiences.