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Key Stage 2

History Sessions 

 

Air Raid!

Travel back to 1940 where you'll have the opportunity to meet an Air Raid Warden who will encourage you to stay safe during blackouts, gas attacks and air raids. Explore RAF roles during the Second World War and try on authentic uniforms - great for a class photo.

National Curriculum Links: History

Changing Technology and Warfare Heritage Lottery Logo

How has aviation technology and flight clothing developed since the First World War? This session explores these changes, going from First to Second World War and up to modern day. Set amongst our amazing aircraft collection, pupils have the opportunity to explore (and wear) flight clothing from different eras.

National Curriculum Links: History

First World War Handling Collection Heritage Lottery Logo

Set amongst the aircraft, find out about the changes in aircraft technology and flight clothing throughout the war.

National Curriculum Links: History

Battle of Britain Handling Collection

The Battle of Britain was the most important battle the RAF has ever faced and a turning point in the Second World War. Set amongst genuine Battle aircraft, pupils have the opportunity to explore (and wear) Battle of Britain uniforms and flight clothing - boots, life jackets, helmets etc.

National Curriculum Links: History

Your Local History - Aviation in North London and Hertfordshire Heritage Lottery Logo

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 and De Havilland on your local areas.

National Curriculum Links: History

Remembrance Handling Collection Heritage Lottery Logo

Find out the different ways we remember, and the importance of Remembrance, involving historical artefacts, arts and crafts and trying on original uniforms.

National Curriculum Links: History & PSHE

Wartime classroom

Experience what it was like to be a pupil in a wartime classroom. Get in to character and take part in a 1940s lesson complete with a strict teacher, arithmetic and air raids. Come dressed in 1940s clothing for an even more immersive experience.

National Curriculum Links: History

 

STEAM Sessions


Fantastic Flight (Lower KS2)

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.)

Rockets

Give your class the opportunity to experience an exciting and interactive rocket science session. This fun, hands-on workshop gives pupils the chance to work scientifically to make and launch their own paper rockets. This session is ideal for looking at forces such as gravity, thrust and air resistance.

National Curriculum Links: DT & Science - forces and working scientifically

Parachutes

Have you ever wondered what happens to you when you jump out of an aeroplane? Let us help you find out! Pupils examine real parachutes to find out which materials work best and explore the effects of air resistance. The session concludes with pupils making and testing their own mini parachutes.

National Curriculum Links: DT & Science - forces and working scientifically

All our Key Stage 2 Sessions:

- Are led by Museum staff

- Are suitable for classes of up to 35 pupils

- Cost £30 per class (unless otherwise stated)

- Last approximately 45 minutes to an hour

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