Primary Virtual Lessons

Due to the corona virus pandemic, we have taken the decision to change our sessions to virtual sessions for the foreseeable future.

Anglian Water’s Education Team are offering two engaging and interactive Live virtual lessons. Each lesson last between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes. Explore the world of water with us and help inspire your class to learn more using our 12 STEM lessons

 

The sessions we are currently offering are: 

 

Tap Water Lesson - where it comes from and how to use it wisely.


Your children will find out about the role of Anglian Water. Your class will learn how we fit into the natural water cycle, how clean, safe drinking water comes out of our taps and what we must do to make sure we are not wasting this precious resource. 
 
The hour to 1 hour and 30 mins-long presentation includes demonstrations of practical investigations that can be carried out by the children after the lesson, whiteboard quizzes, videos, and opportunities for the children to ask questions. It covers the water cycle in detail and explores filtration, as well as explaining the method used by Anglian Water to clean and make the water safe to drink. your class will learn about the sustainable use of clean water and how each child can make a difference by using water wisely. 

 

Recyling Water Lesson - where water goes when we're used it and how is it cleaned.

 

Your children will discover where used water goes after it’s gone down the toilet or plughole and how we treat it using the stages of settlement, micro-organisms and heat so that we can return it safely to the natural water cycle.  They will learn all about sewage (and what should and should NOT go down the pipes) and how to look after the sewers, prevent blockages, and how to protect the environment. Find out how the ‘Great Stink’ of Victorian London inspired the development of the modern sewage process. The children will also identify good and bad micro-organisms and understand the impact poor sanitation has on people’s health. 


The hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes -long presentation includes videos, demonstrations of practical investigations around the properties of materials, and opportunities to ask questions.  After the session the children can try the investigations for themselves and make their own microbes. 

 

Links to National curriculum 


Science: 
Setting up practical enquiries, comparatives and fair tests.                                                                  Making careful observations.     
Using results to draw simple conclusions. 
Understand that different materials have different properties. 
To understand the processes of evaporation and condensation in the water cycle. 


Geography: 
To understand the distribution of natural resources including water. 
To understand the processes involved in the water cycle. 

 

What you need to know: 


Our virtual lessons are free of charge and delivered by two fully qualified teachers with up-to-date safeguarding training. (For details of our safeguarding policy please contact education@anglianwater.co.uk). These sessions, which are designed to be delivered to one class at a time, can be booked for a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday morning during April and May, and a Monday or Tuesday morning during June and July 2021 Subject to availability.   When you make your enquiry, we will send you a full teacher brief which will include all resources needed for the sessions and links to resources you can use after the lesson. 


Schools will need a camera, a reliable internet connection and a space where all children can see the screen and be seen by the presenters. Prior to the presentation we will ask the teacher to be available for a ‘set up and test’ session with the presenters to ensure everything works, you can play the videos with sound, and we will be able to see the students. During the lesson we will ask you facilitate communication between the Anglian Water presenters and your class.