RNLI Resource PacksRNLI resource packs for KS2 and KS1 are being freely shared by Plazoon: see The Day I fell in for KS2 (more specifically Year 3), and Stay safe and have fun by the water for KS1.

Teach children in Year 1 and Year 2 about staying safe by the water, and in the sun, with this active learning resources bundle from the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). One activity enables children to consider what important things they might need for a day by the water, and the other encourages them to come up with descriptive words for various waterside objects.” (Plazoon)

The day I fell in starts with an interactive slide show to get the children thinking about water safety – they are then encouraged to write a short story about falling into the water. The children’s story has prompts from the senses:

RNLI Resource Packs

Both of the RNLI resource packs are well worth sharing with parents. They could be a timely reminder for summer days out, if not holidays as such.

The RNLI has also developed many other free educational resources linked to water safety, including many downloadable resources such as: videos, and work sheets. These have been designed by water safety experts and are available for home learning:

The materials have been designed to be fun and engaging, combining videos, problem-solving activities and guided discussions. Not only will they get children’s brains working, the activities also pass on invaluable water safety advice. Something that will stay with children and help them safely enjoy the beach and water for many years to come.” (RNLI)

There are many great resources available. which are not contained in the regular school packs but may well support your curriculum.