Teaching the Wright Brothers at KS1
This ‘famous people’ duo have become increasingly popular as part of a broader topic on flight. A boy-friendly choice, it offers excellent opportunities for sequencing and for looking at long-term consequences. The lesson where the children have to write a plaque to commemorate the brothers’ achievement so that it can be read by young children encourages creativity as well as linguistic ability and word processing skills. The lesson featuring story telling relay, using props, provides an excellent vehicle for developing speaking and listening skills as well as sequencing.