For families

Learn how to look after your pets together.

Here is a list of all the worksheets and activities for families to learn together.

Families (129)

  • A Wild Bird Poster Creation Pack
    PFMA has developed a literacy pack with beautifully designed support materials, for Y5 and Y6 children to develop a poster focused on the UK's common wild birds. FREE bird feeder and food starter pack for schools that register.

    Format: Lesson Pack
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  • Advice for every pet type
    Find out all about pets with Wood Green The Animals Charity's fantastic pet advice pages. Subjects include microchipping, insurance, vaccinations, pet loss and many other subjects - all can be filtered by pet type.

    Format: Online advice
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  • Animal bravery awards art lesson pack
    A history and art lesson pack created by PDSA to teach KS2 pupils about the charity's Dickin Medal. Pack includes a powerpoint presentation and children need to think about why animals recieve awards. Tips are also provided to encourage children to design and make their own animal bravery medals.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdf and ppt)
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  • Animals and us - learn all about the RSPCA
    Our free primary interactive resource for KS1 and 2 'Animals and us' is linked to the English and Welsh national curriculums. It's a visually stimulating resource for interactive whiteboard or PC, that can be viewed in either English or Welsh. Subject areas include learning about RSPCA and its people, volunteering, animals' needs, pets in general and ownership. There are downloadable certificates for children too.

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  • Animation about pet food
    A short and appealing animation for anyone interested in understanding how pet food is made. The film explains the importance of a nutritionally balanced diet, how the industry is regulated and how carefully ingredients are sourced. The film then details the production process for wet and dry food.

    Format: Film
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  • Assembly resource
    The first in a series of films to focus on the reflections and experiences of two dog puppets, Jimmy and Chew. This resource aims to facilitate pupil exploration of feelings and emotions by providing discussion stimulus based on the role of Dogs Trust that supports the delivery of the social, emotional and personal well-being areas of the UK curricula.

    Format: Assembly ideas
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  • Bark and Read
    Funded by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, the Bark & Read Foundation is working with Pets As Therapy, through their Read 2 Dogs project, R.E.A.D (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) and Dogs Helping Kids (DHK), which operate in schools around the country, helping children to read with their specially trained support dogs

    Format: Online information and links
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  • Caring for your ferrets
    Ferret care advice on housing, feeding, health care and toilet training, 'ferret-proofing' your home, breeding, neutering and vaccination.

    Format: Leaflet
    File type: Pdf
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  • Cost of pet ownership lesson pack
    Pupils learn about the costs of owning a pet whilst developing their numeracy skills; carrying out simple calculations and budgeting. Pack includes price and shopping lists. Ideal for KS2 maths and citizenship.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdfs)
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  • Dog Ladder of Communication
    Discuss with your class how dogs communicate with us using body language. Can they recognise the signs that dogs want to be left alone?

    Format: Poster
    File type: PDF
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  • Dog ownership problem solving
    A comprehensive lesson pack focusing on a typical situation with a young dog owner. With worksheet and teacher's notes asks pupils in KS3&4 to help solve his problem.

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  • Healthy pets maths lesson pack
    Tailored for KS2 and 3 pupils to learn about responsible pet care while developing maths skills. Children are encouraged to draw a graph illustrating pet weight changes and the pack includes a fun quiz asking children to identify overweight pets.

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: Zip (pdf files)
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  • Kennel Club Dog Training
    The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn, enhance our relationship with our pets and to make the community aware of the benefits associated with dog ownership

    Format: Online information
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  • Lesson pack - animal stereotypes
    KS2 & 3 pupils learn about animal stereotypes and how animals are misrepresented by the media. Aim is to teach children the importance of responsibility and animal care -whatever the animal. Pack includes citizenship lesson plan plus fact sheets on sharks, snakes and vampire bats etc.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdf and ppt)
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  • Lesson pack - how do we look after animals?
    Pupils will learn who has a responsibility towards animals and how pets/animals should be treated. The main focus of the KS1 citizenship lesson covers choosing a pet, preparing for a pet and looking after a pet.  Pack includes teacher lesson plan, worksheet and presentation.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (ppt and pdf)
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  • Lesson pack - learning about feelings
    Pupils learn about identifying other people's feelings by the way they are acting. The lesson also underpins the needs of animals and their feelings. Pack includes KS2 lesson plan plus pet protectors game about changing places.

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    File type: Zip (pdf)
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  • Lesson pack - pet teams
    The aim of this KS2 citizenship lesson is to encourage group discussion about the importance of responsible pet ownership, the role of children in pet care and the issues they should consider when taking on a pet. Includes lesson plan and powerpoint introduction plus link to pet protectors fun online games.

    Format: Lesson Pack
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  • Lesson pack - wild animals
    Pupils learn about the needs of wild animals, how we can help wildlife and the importance of wildlife areas - including mini beasts. Pack includes animal bingo cards and lesson plan for KS1 citizenship classes.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdfs)
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  • Pet care poster
    A colourful poster on caring for pets - can be tailored and discussed by KS1, 2 & 3 pupils

    Format: Poster
    File type: Pdf
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  • Pet Health Information website
    A 'one stop source' featuring a wealth of animal health information and advice to help owners and potential owners to make decisions about their pets' healthcare.

    Format: Website
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  • Primary activity pack: Numeracy
    This numeracy lesson allows children to use various shapes to draw cat pictures and to run a survey in their class about Battersea and to accurately present their findings using ICT.

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  • Primary resource: The National Curriculum
    This document explains how Battersea education resources cover the National Curriculum. It includes background information for teachers on learning objectives, required resources, extension activities and possible cross-curricular links.

    Format: Educational Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • Rabbit fun!
    Two pages of rabbity fun for KS2 from Wood Green The Animals Charity - includes a word search, matching sentences and competition to draw vegetables

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  • Rusty the dog animal case study
    Meet Rusty, one of the worst cases of animal neglect Wood Green has ever seen. The case study shows how with care and medical attention, Rusty is now a happy and healthy dog.

    Format: Fact Sheet
    File type: Pdf
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  • Safe and Sound
    The Kennel Club Safe and Sound Scheme aims to provide teachers of Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 with materials to help bring successful and practical ideas to the classroom that can be incorporated with DfES, QCA and Primary Strategy initiatives. Many worksheets included.

    Format: Teacher notes
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  • Science in action
    Engaging science lesson plans from PDSA tailored for KS1 & 2. Teachers can download lesson plans focusing on body parts, growing and changing, senses, teeth, pet scientists and pet health. A number of resources are included in each pack - ranging from song lyrics, body parts of animal match cards plus powerpoint presentations and games.

    Format: Lesson Plans
    File type: Zips containing range of resources
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  • Science lesson plan about senses
    KS1 pupils will learn about the senses of animals and humans and how some animals have extra senses that help them survive. The pack encourages debate and includes games for matching body parts to senses, using senses to identify smells and sounds.

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    File type: Zip (pdf and video)
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  • Secondary activity pack: Enterprise Challenge session 8 - Optional extensions
    Two extensions to the Enterprise Day are available. Students can produce a photo presentation of their new animal rescue centre. Photo Story 3 is free software for producing the presentation quickly and efficiently. Full instructions are provided. Pupils can use their own photos or those available in the image gallery. A second additional extension is for the class to devise a mini-enterprise. Pupils can work in small groups to make plans to help raise awareness and generate funds for Battersea or a local animal rescue centre.

    Format: Lesson pack
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  • Traveller worksheets
    Picture led worksheets on animal care for traveller children. Downloadable picture-led worksheets focus on horse care, dog care, road accident advice, rehoming advice and a ragwort warning

    Format: Worksheets
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  • Understanding Feline Origins (UFO) from Cats Protection
    A Cats Protection online course to help make your home cat-friendly! Cats Protection has a single and clear vision - a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. Understanding Feline Origins (UFO) is designed to give you an appreciation of the ancestry of cats, how this makes them the cats they are today and how to ensure their specific needs are met.

    Format: Online learning
    File type: web pages
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  • Vet care fun!
    Two pages of vet care fun for KS2 including word search, sentence matching and drawing - from Wood Green The Animals Charity

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • Woody's Guide to Staying Safe around Dogs
    Dogs can make great family pets but even the friendliest of dogs sometimes need to be left alone. Woody's Guide will help you spot when best to leave your dog alone to ensure a safe and happy friendship.

    Format: Poster
    File type: PDF
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  • Young Kennel Club
    The Young Kennel Club is about helping young dog lovers learn new skills, build confidence and make new friends. We welcome young dog fans between 6-24 years, with sections for Kids, Teens and Seniors. Anyone from children to young adults can join in the fun, with or without a dog

    Format: Online information
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