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Key Stage 1

STEAM Sessions


Learn how helicopters fly, use motor skills to make your own paper rotor, test fly your rotor and meet real helicopters to learn about the jobs they do.

National Curriculum Links:  Working scientifically, everyday materials, transport.

Fantastic Flight

From the Wright Brothers to supersonic flight, find out how planes fly and how designs have changed in the last 100 years. As a grand finale, make and test fly your own glider.

National Curriculum Links: Working scientifically, events beyond living memory and changes within living memory. (This session could also link with Gateways to the World)

History Sessions

Handling collection

Get hands on with our unique collection of uniforms, flight clothing and a range of intriguing artefacts that tell the story of the history of flight.

National Curriculum Links: Methods of historical enquiry; historical perspective.

Local history

Learn about the fascinating history of Hendon Aerodrome, and practice transferable history skills.

National Curriculum Links: Local history; events beyond living memory; changes within living memory.

Remembrance Handling Collection

Find out the different ways we remember, and discuss the importance of Remembrance, using historical artefacts and arts and crafts. You will also have the opportunity to try on original uniforms.

National Curriculum Links: Methods of historical enquiry; historical perspective.


All our Key Stage 1 Sessions:

- Cost £30 per class

- Last approximately 45 minutes to an hour

- Are led by Museum staff

- Are suitable for a class size of 30