British Science Week 2017 – Monday

Let’s go Fly a Kite!

British Science Week started today and the theme for this year is ‘Flight’.

Year 1 took part in a flight workshop today. They found out how to make a sled kite.


To make your own sled kite you will need:

  • a sheet of A3 paper
  • some string
  • glue
  • masking tape
  • piece of card

Step 1. Fold the sheet in half and open it out.


Step 2. Fold the sheet in from both sides so the shorter edges meet exactly in the middle. You will end up with 4 equal sections.


Step 3. Fold over the top corners  and glue them down.


Step 4. Stick the string (bridle) along the bottom of the folded corners with the masking tape.


Step 5.  Knot a long piece of string (line) to the middle of the bridle.

Step 5. Stick the end of the line to a piece of card to create a spool.

Step 6. Fly your kite!

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A BIG thank you to Mrs Darling and Mrs Power for their help this afternoon. Great fun was had by all!


To launch our Flight topic Year 1 discussed the Big Question set by Mrs Joyce .

The Big Question!

If humans could fly like birds

What would be positive, negative and interesting?

There were lots of great ideas from Year 1. What do you think? Please share your ideas with us!

3 replies
  1. Lucy
    Lucy says:

    Sami really enjoyed learning about flight and thinks if humans could fly like birds he would really like the view! It is great reading about what the children are learning. Thank you Year 1 teachers, good work.

  2. Beth Darling
    Beth Darling says:

    Thank you so much to Miss Davey and Year 1 for asking me along to help out yesterday. What a fabulous day it was for kite flying, beautiful and sunny with a fresh breeze – perfect! The children were so well behaved and you could really see how they enjoyed learning and getting creative – the kites they made were fantastic and very original! One of my earliest and happiest memories is of my Grandad taking me to fly a kite in a place called Co. Wicklow in Ireland! As a parent, yesterday for me was a great excercise, both in learning how to make a kite (instructions above) and in remembering just how fun and special kite flying can be!


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