Teaching Amy Johnson at KS1

The history curriculum at KS1 asks schools to provide a little more coherence in their choice of famous people to study, suggesting that they might be linked by theme. Here we have a possible theme of flight. Having already looked at the Wright brothers pupils look at the developments in flight over the next 30 years before going on to investigate Man’s First Moon Landing.

As an engineer as well as an aviator, Amy provides a really interesting choice of female significant person and a useful counter-balance to Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. The questions below offer contexts for deepening pupils’ historical understanding though it is anticipated that the broader topic will draw on lots of cross-curricular work.

KSH footer silhouette