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Lesson 1 - The Titanic


Today’s session is all about the Titanic ship that famously sank from hitting an iceberg. Watch the following youtube videos about the Titanic.


Look on a map and locate where Southampton, Ireland and America is. Ireland is where the ship was built, Southampton where it set sail from and America where it was bound.


I have put a PowerPoint with more information about the Titanic below. Look through it and then choose two activities to complete.




  • Imagine you are someone on the Titanic. Write a diary entry of first boarding and the events on board the ship when it starts to sink.
  • Write a postcard or letter from the Titanic to someone back home.
  • Write facts about the Titanic and draw pictures of what it looked like.
  • Paint a picture of the Titanic sinking in the water.



Lesson 2 - The RNLI


RNLI stands for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. They are a group of volunteers who will drop their day-to-day jobs and activities to rescue people who are at risk from water. You can watch this video to find out more;


RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives since 1824 but they’re more than a rescue service. They influence, supervise and educate people too. Their Community Safety teams explain the risks and share safety knowledge with anyone going out to sea or to the coast. And their international teams work with like-minded organisations to help tackle drowning in communities at risk all around the world.


This video ( shows some real life rescues from 2017.


Have a look at the slides on the document I have put below. It will teach you more about the work that the RNLI do and the equipment they need to keep themselves safe while helping others.


Now, print off the worksheet of a life buoy. Using your new knowledge of the RNLI, write words and phrases that describe the work they do, and the equipment they need (remember to use 'because' to explain why they need it!) around the life buoy. Grab your colouring pens and decorate the buoy!

Lesson 3 - What do you want to know?


After yesterday's lesson, you may have some questions for the RNLI. Write a list of questions that you would like to find out the answers to.  Some suggestions are;


What happens if you are working and have to go and save somebody?

Where does the money come from to pay for all your equipment?

How many people did you save last year?


Write a letter to the RNLI. You should include an opening paragraph (perhaps thanking them for the work that they do), a middle paragraph for your questions and an ending (where you will thank them again and state that you hope to get a reply from them).


Their address for sending the letter is;


West Quay Road
BH15 1HZ

Lesson 4 - Grace Darling



Who was Grace Darling? Why am I mentioning her during our Seaside Rescue topic?


Grace lived in a lighthouse with her family and she is famous due to her actions during a stormy night. Watch this video to find out more


Because of Grace's bravery, 9 lives were saved that night and she became well-known around the country.


Now you have watched the video, try to answer these questions verbally with an adult:


  • What would have been the good things about living in a lighthouse, and what not so good?
  • After rescuing the people from the storm, Grace says that 'perhaps she was brave.' Do the pupils think she was brave?
  • Did she deserve all the attention from newspapers and painters?
  • Do they agree with Grace that the attention and fame was because she was a girl?


Can you research other ordinary people who might be - or deserve to be - famous for doing extraordinary things? Maybe you can come up with a set of reasons why people should be famous (or as historians say, 'significant')

Lesson 5 - Lighthouses


Yesterday, we learned about Grace Darling and her brave actions. Can you remember what type of a building she lived in? Yes! It was a lighthouse.


Today we are going to be learning more about lighthouses...


Start by looking through the powerpoint below to find out more about lighthouses.


Then, watch this video about how lighthouses work You will be learning more about how light works in Years 3 and 4 as part of your science lessons.


Finally, you are going to have a go at making your own lighthouse! I have attached the print out for this below.