In this task, your group will create a wall frieze which celebrates the rich variety of aeroplanes that the RAF have flown over the last 100 years.  

For this task pupils will need:

  • Printouts of RAF Planes (find the PDF below). There are 51 to choose from!
  • White A4 paper
  • Blue A4 paper
  • White paint
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Coloured pencils/pens or paints
  • Gluesticks
  • Scissors

First, print out the sheets with images of different RAF planes (see 'Downloads' section below). These images will act as guides for the pupils to copy from. Children can choose to draw the top, side or front-facing perspective of the plane they have chosen. Across the class, try to gather a variety of angles and sizes to help make your frieze as eye-catching as possible.

Once the pupils have drawn, and coloured in, their planes, they should go over the outline in black pen and add the red and blue RAF logo. They should then carefully cut out their drawings, ready to be mounted.  

Create your own aerial display by creating a large backdrop of blue and white paper and stick the planes on top, perhaps with a label beside each with the model name and number of the plane, and any interesting facts the children can find out about their chosen planes.


PDF containing images of 51 different RAF aircraft


Line drawings of RAF aeroplanes stuck to a backdrop of a blue sky