The children have explored the history of flight through images, video clips, non-fiction texts and fact files. We learnt about the aeroplane, the ‘Flyer’, which the Wright brothers built and flew. To help us imagine the size and shape of the first aeroplane, we mapped out the size of the aeroplane on the playground and thought about where the pilot would have sat and where the controls would have been. The ‘Flyer’s’ first flight lasted 12 seconds and travelled a distance of 37 metres.
Beech Class’ challenge…could they run 37 metres in less than 12 seconds?!
Check out the photos to see Beech Class in action!