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By Louise Barnesteacher at Perry Beeches School, Birmingham

Read how a cross-curricular approach to the topic of water can inspire a week of engaging activities

Water splash

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  • The Drop in my Drink by Meredith Hooper (Frances Lincoln, £6.99 HB) is about the water on our planet and is an excellent book to share with your class during a water unit.
  • The WaterAid website ( provides excellent information and photographs about water.
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Water can provide an abundance of opportunities for cross-curricular learning. It can help children to develop knowledge, skills and understanding within geography, science and technology, as well as create links with numeracy and literacy, too. Louise Barnes, teacher at Perry Beeches School in Birmingham, planned a five week water topic during the summer term, using the International Primary Curriculum unit as inspiration. On the following pages, Louise sets out her lesson plans.

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