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Early Years (41)

  • 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
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  • Animals in schools
    Woodgreen recognises the value animals can bring to schools to show children the responsibilities of pet ownership. With ever increasing awareness of promoting positive animal welfare, our modern approach to keeping pets happy and healthy in school will enable you to make an informed decision regarding the suitability of pets in the classroom.

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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

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  • Building Confidence Around Dogs
    Information to help children and families build confidence and stay safe around dogs. Our resources contain helpful advice and handy tips on what fear is and how you can help your child manage their anxieties.

    Format: Webpage
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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
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  • Cwis Pelydr-X Gwrthrych Estron
    Mae'r daflen gwis hon yn gofyn i'r plant baru'r pelydr-x â'r anifail anwes gan ddefnyddio cliwiau syml. Gall hwn fod yn weithgaredd cyflym, neu gellir ei ymestyn drwy ofyn i'r disgyblion ysgrifennu esboniad o pam y dewison nhw bob anifail anwes a/neu frawddeg am yr hyn y gallen nhw fod wedi'i wneud i atal unrhyw un o'r rhain rhag digwydd (cadw gwrthrychau allan o gyrraedd ci).

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  • Dis Lles
    Gweithgaredd sy'n dysgu plant am y 5 Angen Lles mewn ffordd hwyliog.

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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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  • Foreign Body X-ray Quiz
    This quiz sheet asks children to match the x-ray to the pet using simple clues. It can be used as a quick holding activity or extended by asking pupils to write an explanation of why they chose each pet and/or a sentence about what they could have done to prevent any of these from happening (keep objects out of a dog's reach).

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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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  • 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

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  • Nod Llyfr Origami
    Gan ddefnyddio'r templed a ddarparwyd, mae'r disgyblion yn creu eu nod tudalen PDSA eu hunain. Gall plant gallu uchel (neu weithwyr cyflym) ddefnyddio'r cyfarwyddiadau i greu eu hanifail eu hunain.

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  • Pets in Schools
    Research shows that pets can help to build children’s empathy, responsibility, and life skills, so it’s not surprising that many schools look into keeping animals. But before you opt to get a school pet, do plenty of research to make sure you can give them all the care they need.

    Format: Advice on school pets
    File type: Web page and 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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  • Troellwr
    Gweithgaredd sy'n dysgu plant am y 5 Angen Lles mewn ffordd hwyliog.

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  • Welfare Needs Dice Activity
    This fun activity will reinforce the learning from PDSA's 'Get PetWise' session as the pupils have to talk about how they can meet the specific needs of the pet they've landing on. Pupils need to construct the net before they can play.

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  • Welfare Needs Spinner Activity
    This fun activity will reinforce the learning from PDSA's 'Get PetWise' session as the pupils have to talk about how they can meet the specific needs of the pet they've landing on. If you'd prefer a maths focus, this activity is also available using a dice and pupils need to construct the net before they can play.

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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

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