North Elmham CEVA
Primary School


History of Aviation

Sheep class have been investigating how aviation has developed through history – from the Greek myth of Icarus to the modern day airbuses we use to travel around the world for holidays (in Covid-free times anyway!)

Children were challenged to create a timeline of flying machines using their history detective skills. We had a lively debate about how black and white pictures don’t always mean the subject of the photo is old. They were astounded to hear that some of us adults remember black and white TVs! Some great comments included: “This plane must be old, it’s made of wood, not metal or plastic,” and, “This plane is from the present because it’s pointy at the front to make it faster.”

We have also been finding out about the contribution to aviation made by the Wright Brothers, and we have made factfiles to record their achievements.