Primary resources

Water is our most precious resource and we all have a responsibility to look after it. To help support learning about water in schools and community groups we have a range of free downloadable resources, covering everything from the water cycle to how to look after the water in our environment.

Recently, the fossilised remains of Britain’s largest ichthyosaur, colloquially known as the Rutland Sea Dragon, were discovered at the Rutland Water Nature Reserve.



To celebrate we have some exciting new reources to support your pupils learning

Sea Dragon Primary Assembly 

Sea Dragon Teachers notes 

School water audit


This free water audit pack can help you and your students, reduce water use at school. It’s particularly useful if you’re working on the Eco Schools water topic and will help you  achieve your Green Flag.


The audit supports the creation of a water school action plan, collecting data on your school’s water use and involving your community.

Our Eco Schools Resources page can help you achieve Eco Schools awards. 

Make rain happy


Our make rain happy pack is a free online resource that highlights the impact more people and growing towns have on the local environment and  looks at sustainable ways to return rain water back into the water cycle.


It provides:

  • an introduction to Sustainable Drainage Solutions (SuDS) and their importance in helping to protect our environment
  • what we're doing at Anglian Water to help prevent flooding
  • class challenges to understand SuDS
  • top tips and activities to help you include SuDS features in your home, school or community

Growing for the future


Explore our Growing for the future pack where your pupils can create their own sustainable water gardens to grow their own fruit and veg. We’ll advise what to plant and how to create a sustainable garden that needs little water.

Primary lesson resources


Water recycling process leaflet

Downloadable poster showing an overview of the water recycling process.


Students work booklet Activities for students to develop their understanding of Anglian Water and how they fit into the natural water cycle.


Keep it clear activity sheet KS1

Fun activity sheet to help prevent blockages.


Keep it clear Key Stage 2 activity booklet KS2

Activities to educate children how to prevent blockages.


Water efficiency worksheet KS1 PDF

Save water, it matters - find out how to save water at home.


Water efficiency Key Stage 2 booklet

Educate children about the importance of water with fun activities on how they can save water in the home and garden.


Wee chart

Water for health – are you drinking enough water? A simple chart to print and stick on your toilet wall to see if you’re drinking enough water to keep your brain and body working.


Super Science Videos!


Anglian Water mystery tour at Chelmsford Water Recyling Works

Behind the scenes of a water recycling centre, find out exactly water happens to our sewage when it leaves our homes.


Poo Science

A video exploring the fascinating world of Poo. Find out about digestion, how you make poo then what Anglian Water does with it when it goes down the sewers. Plus some super science poo facts! 


Marvelous Micro-organisms; How they help us!

How do micro-organisms help us in our everyday lives? Micro-organisms are all around us, even in our bodies; find out how they are important workers in the sewage treatment process. See some of the mini creatures and some of the amazing things they can do!


Scientists - who are they?

Who works for Anglian Water and why do we need them? Find about how water is important for us and how we can get water from our taps from the water cycle, the jobs that Anglian Water does and the role of science. 


Fabulous Fluids - Liquid Layer Cake 

Join our scientists for fantastic experiments for the classroom.


The Magic of Rainbows 

A wonderful journey into rainbows, an experiment for all ages. Explore dissolving and solutions and how they can help us to look after the environment. 


Resource packs

Water Aid Resources 


Anglian Water have been working with Water Aid to develop a set of new resources to support their Thirst for Knowledge Campaign. The teaching resources can be found at the bottom of the resource page