Reception White – History Week – Sir Frank Whittle

Welcome back to our final term in Reception. 😊 This week we have been learning about Sir Frank Whittle who invented the ‘turbojet engine’ for planes.✈️

We researched Sir Frank Whittle and wrote some facts about him.

We labelled parts of an old fashioned plane.


We used junk modelling to create our own aeroplanes.

We compared an aeroplane from the past to the present day.

We looked on a map and located Coventry on a map of UK. We added the Whittle Arches to show where Coventry is on a map.

We used the inspiration of the aeroplanes propellers to create some art. We also practised our folding skills to make a paper aeroplane. We used lego to make our own aeroplane.

2 thoughts on “Reception White – History Week – Sir Frank Whittle

  1. “Sir Frank Whittle used to make jet engines and he invented the aeroplane from the airport and he died in 100 years! I liked to fly my paper aeroplane outside, it was windy”

    • I think we all had great fun flying our paper aeroplanes didn’t we ☺️
      You could tell me lots about Frank Whittle during the week.

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