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Key Stage 1

We offer a range of activities and workshops for Key Stage 1 students.

Coming in School Year 2018-19. Available to book now. Click here to make a booking.


NEW! Magnificent Materials for Flying Machines  

What were early aeroplanes made out of? Find out this and much more in our exciting workshop where pupils explore and sort everyday materials to help them decide which ones may have been used in the early days of aviation. As a grand finale, enjoy our message streamer experiment and learn how pilots could communicate from the air. Up to 1 hour workshop, £60 per session

National Curriculum Links: Everyday Materials, working scientifically, events beyond living memory



How does a helicopter fly? What jobs can a helicopter do? Explore these questions and more as pupils get up close to our amazing helicopter collection and work scientifically to make and test paper rotors. Up to 1 hour workshop, £60 per session*

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. Up to 1 hour workshop, £60 per session*

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


Your Local History - Aviation in North London and Hertfordshire  

Aviation was huge in North London and Hertfordshire during the 20th Century. Add some real-life experiences to your Local History unit with our workshops. Explore the impact of aviation companies such as Grahame-White, Handley Page or De Havilland on your local areas. Up to 1 hour workshop, £60 per session*

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. Up to 1 hour workshop, £60 per session*

This session is only available in November.

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


First World War Handling Collection 

Set amongst the aircraft, find out about the changes in aircraft technology and flight clothing throughout the war. Up to 1 hour workshop, £60 per session*

National Curriculum Links: History


All our Key Stage 1 Sessions:

- Run Tuesday - Friday, 10.15am, 11.15am & 12.15pm

- Are suitable for a class size of 30

Cancellation fees may apply - please see our FAQ page for details

*Workshops cost £30 per session until end of July 2018

If you would like to book any of these sessions, please use the online booking form.

Another fantastic trip. The staff at the museum know exactly how to talk to the children; you keep them entertained for just the right amount of time and the learning is appropriately pitched for their age. Thanks!
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