For pet lovers

We also have resources for people who simply love pets and are looking for themed resources or educational material.  We hope the list of resources below is helpful.

Literacy (15)

  • A Free Award from PDSA - PetWise School Award
    PDSA's PetWise School Award Programme provides a range of free resources for school teachers, group leaders and home schooling families who want to enhance their children's love of animals through fun, educational sessions. Created by teachers & vets collaboratively, this curriculum-linked resource gives teachers everything they need to educate their pupils about animals, including how to stay safe around dogs, stereotypes and how to be a responsible pet owner. This programme is not exclusive to schools and can be accessed by parents for individual children of any age when signing up as a ‘home school’. It is also part of the Children's University programme. Contact education@pdsa.org.uk if you need any support signing up.

    Format: Lesson plans, sessions & activities
    File type: PDF & PowerPoint
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  • 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
    File type: PDF
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  • Caring for pets
    This set of activities aims to make EYFS children aware of pets as living animals with needs and feelings. They learn that owners have a responsibility to meet the needs of their pets and to keep them happy and healthy. Attached worksheets include guidance on a vets role play area and other handouts on a pets' needs.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Word
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  • Dog Safety Detectives - Rec & KS1
    A fun, interactive lesson taking children on a journey discovering everything they need to know about staying safe around dogs. Find out what dogs like and don’t like, how to stay safe at home and out and about and learn when even the friendliest of dogs need time alone. An essential guide to dog safety, delivered by an experienced educator alongside Woody and Wiggles, two animated dogs.

    Format: Resource Pack
    File type: ZIP file
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  • EYFS resource pack
    Colourful and creative resources for 3-5 year olds. A Communication,language and PSHE lesson plan based around caring for cats. Features a story and song and worksheet based activities. Curriculum referenced

    Format: Resources Pack
    File type: Zip File
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  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
    IFAW’s Cats, Dogs and Us free KS1-3 teaching pack contains lessons, student magazines, a film and activities to educate students about the characteristics of cats and dogs and their needs as domesticated animals. The resource encourages students to examine and discuss the important responsibilities people have in caring for cats and dogs and the many different ways that people live with these animals around the world.

    Format: Lesson plans, magazine, poster, film
    File type: PDFs
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  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
    IFAW’s new Special Schools resource Cats, Dogs and Us for students aged 2-19 focuses on learning about the needs of cats and dogs, and in turn our own needs and emotions. It includes a colourful magazine to share with students, lesson plans and a number of supporting activities including songs about cats and dogs, animal sensory experiences to explore with students, symbols to support communication, role-play activities and suggestions for a public performance based on students’ learning.

    Format: SEN magazine, lesson plans, activities, audio cue
    File type: PDF
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