Key Stage Activities

An expanding assortment of distinct key stage 1 and 2 subjects. Meticulously designed for homeschooling families and primary school educators.

Collection: KS1 Design & Technology Topics

Welcome to Hands-On Education, your go-to source for fun and informative resources for primary school teachers and home educators. Today, we're diving into the exciting world of hands-on learning with STEM activities, specifically focusing on flying machines and building houses for year 1 and year 2 students in key stage 1 science.

To start off, let's explore some hands-on activities that will engage and excite your students. For flying machines, you can have your students create paper airplanes and test which design flies the farthest. You can also have them build their own kites and test them outside on a windy day. When it comes to building houses, you can have them use materials like cardboard or popsicle sticks to create their own miniature houses.

In terms of lesson plans, our English Curriculum resources include activities, worksheets, and printables that incorporate the theme of flying machines and building houses. For example, you can have your students write descriptive paragraphs about what their dream house would look like, or create a story about a flying adventure they embark on.

In addition to these fun activities, it's important to also teach your students about the history of flying. Some notable figures to explore include Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who designed and built the Great Western Railway, and the Wright Brothers, who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane.

We hope these ideas and resources inspire you to incorporate hands-on learning and STEM activities into your classroom. Remember, learning should always be fun and engaging for students!