Key Stage 2 Learning Sessions

The American Air Museum (one of our eight exhibition buildings) is closed until spring 2016 for an exciting redevelopment.

  • Students will learn more about the Normandy landings and consider the impact of this event on the men who took part.

  • One of the most dangerous and exciting times in British history. See the famous Spitfire and other deadly fighter aeroplanes in our Battle of Britain exhibition. Discover more about those who played a part in the story.

  • In this hands-on activity students will learn about the parts of an aeroplane and the forces of flight, as they build a large replica of an aeroplane.

  • In this hands-on activity students will learn about the forces of gravity, drag, thrust and lift, as they build a large a large scale model of a First World War de Havilland DH9 bomber.

  • Students look at evidence to discover how the Halford family are all doing their bit during the Second World War. They observe, question, make deductions and draw conclusions about how each member of the family is helping the war effort.

  • In this hands-on session students learn how gravity, drag, thrust and lift influence the science of flight. Using models and experiments they will explore the different forces that make aeroplanes fly.

  • Join in our poignant remembrance activities. Explore the reasons why people go to war and why we should remember.

  • Students learn how the First World War started and how it affected the young men who fought in it. They consider the conditions in the trenches and learn how the act of Remembrance began.

  • Find out what life was like for children growing up in the Second World War using posters, photographs, rarely seen footage and artefacts.

  • How did life change for families? Find out the answer to this question and more using images, film and artefacts.

  • An exciting new outreach programme for classes in Years 5 to 7, based on a model Second World War Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

  • Children learn about the work of Air Raid Precautions wardens and what to do in the event of an air raid or gas attack.

  • The session includes creating an identity card, talking about rations and gas mask practice.

  • As evacuees you are waiting to be billeted to the neighbouring village. But first there's a lesson with the strict local school teacher.

  • Interact with wartime characters, learn about wartime games and join in wartime dances. Help to put out an incendiary bomb with the National Fire Service, dig for victory and much more! There are pre-booked and drop-in activities available.

  • In partnership with STEM Team East students take part in fun and challenging hands-on Science and Technology activities.

  • Discover how the Second World War affected family life at Christmas.

  • In partnership with STEM Team East, and led by STEM Ambassadors from companies around the region, students take part in fun and challenging hands-on Science and Technology activities.

  • An exciting new STEM CPD day for primary and middle school teachers, combining sessions on effective teaching with learning-outside-the-classroom challenges.

  • A visit to IWM Duxford can support studies related to the First and Second World Wars, the Cold War, Vietnam, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as cross curricular subjects such as Transport.

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