Digital Ocean School

BRINGING OCEAN SCHOOL TO YOUR DOORSTEP

Normally, at this time of year we would be getting ready to take school groups to the greatest classroom on Earth; the beach!

Since these are not normal times, we thought we would bring Ocean School to you instead.

Until the end of July, we will be hosting live lessons on our Facebook and Instagram pages and updating this page every week with new resources to accompany the lessons.

Make sure you tune in on Tuesday mornings at 11am on Facebook or 11.30am on Instagram to find out what we’ll be learning about each week and find out what your challenge will be.

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We’ll be creating new resources each week for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 so there will be something for everyone aged 5 – 14. To access the resources, scroll down to the Timetable and Resources section below and click on the relevant week.

This timetable shows you what’s happening when so you can be ready to join in either from home or from school with our live lessons on Facebook and Instagram.

You don’t have to join us live and if you miss a week it won’t affect the other lessons so please join in as and when you can and make use of the resources below. All the past lessons will be posted under the corresponding weeks below so you can re-watch or catch up whenever it suits you.

We’d absolutely love to see what you get up to so please share your work with us on social media by tagging us @surfersagainstsewage and using #OceanSchool. If you’ve got any questions at all please feel free to drop us an email on education@sas.org.uk.

Also check out our #WavesOfOptimism campaign to help spread waves of optimisim and positivity from your windows.

Timetable and Resources

Week 1 - The Rocky Shore - (Tuesday 28th April and Friday 1st May)

Week 1 (Part 1) – The Rocky Shoreline

Here are the resources for week 1. Have fun learning about the rocky shoreline and don’t forget to share your work on social media by tagging @surfersagainstsewage and #OceanSchool.

Rocky Shore Fact Sheet

Rocky Shore Colour Me In Key Stage 1

Rocky Shore Activity Sheet Key Stage 2

Rocky Shore Activity Sheet Key Stage 3

Once you’ve completed the activities test your knowledge with our Rocky Shore Quiz!

Week 1 (Part 2) – Rocky Shore Quiz

Here are the quiz questions with and without answers so you can play again:

Rocky Shore Quiz No Answers

Rocky Shore Quiz With Answers

Week 2 - Rock Pool Raps and Rhymes - (Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th May)

Week 2 (Part 1) – Rock Pool Poems, Rhymes and Raps

Here are the resources for week 2! Have fun creating your rock pool rhymes and raps and don’t forget to share your work on social media by tagging @surfersagainstsewage and #OceanSchool.

Rock Pool Rhymes And Raps Activity Sheet

Rock Pool Word Map

Fancy rapping to a beat? You can use either of the ones below or you could even try to make your own.

Once you’ve completed the activities test your knowledge with our Rhyming Rock Pool Quiz!

Week 2 (Part 2) Rhyming Rock Pool Quiz

Here are the quiz questions with and without answers so you can play again:

Rhyming Rock Pool Quiz NO answers

Rhyming Rock Pool Quiz WITH Answers

 

Week 3 - Waste Creations 1 - (Tuesday 12th and Friday 15th May)

Week 3 (Part 1) – Waste Creations

Here are the resources for week 3!  Have fun creating your waste creatures and don’t forget to share your work on social media by tagging @surfersagainstsewage and #OceanSchool.

Waste Creations Activity Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

Waste Investigation

Waste Creatures

Week 3 (Part 2) – Waste Creations – how to make a beadlet anemone hat!

Week 4 - Return to Offender - (Tuesday 19th and Friday 22nd May)

Week 4 (Part 1) – Campaigning

Here are the resources for week 4! You can find more information on our Return To Offender campaign here.

Problem Plastics Fact Sheet

Return to Offender: How To Guide

Return To Offender Picture 1

Return To Offender Picture 2

Week 4 (Part 2) – Return to Offender and Quiz

 

Week 5 - Waves of Optimism - (Tuesday 26th and Friday 29th May)

Week 5 (Part 1) – Waves

Here are the resources for week 5! Have fun learning about waves and joining in with our #WavesOfOptimism campaign, you can find out more about Waves of Optimism here. Don’t forget to tag us on social media @surfersagainstsewage so that we can see all of your beautiful work.

Waves Of Optimism Brief

Waves of Optimism Template

Waves Research Tasks

Week 5 (Part 2) – Waves Quiz and Ocean Currents

Week 6 - Plastic Pollution - (Tuesday 2nd and Friday 5th June)

Week 6 (Part 1) – Plastic

Here are the resources for week 6! Have fun learning about plastic pollution and don’t forget to tag us on social media @surfersagainstsewage and #OceanSchool so that we can see all of your beautiful work.

Plastic Pollution Facts

Plastic Pollution Investigation

The Science of Plastic KS2

Week 6 (Part 2) – Plastic Pollution

 

Week 7 - Circular Economies - (Tuesday 9th and Friday 12th June)

Week 7 (Part 1) – What is a Circular Economy?

Here are the resources for week 7! Have fun learning about circular economies and don’t forget to tag us on social media @surfersagainstsewage and #OceanSchool so that we can see all of your beautiful work.

Circular Economy Worksheet

If you want to learn more about circular economies check out our lesson plan ‘Talking Rubbish’ for key stage 2 or key stage 3 

Week 7 (Part 2) – The Circular Economy and a Friday Quiz.

Week 8 - Waste Creations 2 - (Tuesday 16th and Friday 19th June)

Week 8 (Part 1) – Waste & Cuttlefish

Here are the resources for week 8! Have fun revisiting the topic of waste and learning about cuttlefish and don’t forget to tag us on social media @surfersagainstsewage and #OceanSchool so that we can see all of your beautiful work.

Waste & Cuttlefish

Week 8 (Part 2) – Cuttlefish Quiz & Make Along

Week 9 - The Water Cycle - (Tuesday 23rd and Friday 26th June)

Week 9 (Part 1) – The Water Cycle

Here are the resources for week 9! Have fun learning about the water cycle and don’t forget to tag us on social media @surfersagainstsewage and #OceanSchool so that we can see all of your beautiful work.

The Water Cycle Worksheet

Week 9 (Part 2) – The Water Cycle & Filter Feeders

Week 10 - Oceans, Climate Change & The Power of Your Voice - (Tuesday 30th June and Friday 3rd July)

Here are the resources for week 10! Have fun learning about the ocean, climate change and the power of your voice and don’t forget to tag us on social media @surfersagainstsewage and #OceanSchool so that we can see all of your beautiful work.

Ocean & Climate Fact Matching Work Sheet

 

Week 11 - Marine Food Chains - (Tuesday 7th and Friday 10th July)

Resources will be released on Tuesday 7th July.

Week 12 - Food Chain Raps and Rhymes - (Tuesday 14th and Friday 17th July)

Resources will be released on Tuesday 14th July.

Week 13 - Summit to Sea - (Tuesday 21st and Friday 24th July)

Resources will be released on Tuesday 21st July.

Week 14 - Protect and Express - (Tuesday 28th and Friday 31st July)

Resources will be released on Tuesday 28th July.

Short Lessons Led by our Regional Reps

Ever wondered what happens when you flush the toilet? Join our Regional Rep, Emma Askew as she explains all.

Help stop big businesses using the rivers and ocean as a dumping ground by signing our petition to #EndSewagePollution and download our Safer Seas Service app on your phone to get real time water quality alerts.

What is a Marine Protected Area or MPA and why are they important?

Join our Regional Rep, Lottie Glover as she explains all in this special edition of Digital Ocean School

What is climate change?

Join our Regional Rep, Jess Morris, as she explains all in this special edition of Digital Ocean School