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Citizenship (90)

  • A Video Introduction to PDSA
    This session provides an overview of PDSA, the work they do and how they help. It also shares amazing stories of pets PDSA has helped. Sign up to PetWise School Award for more resources relating to this topic.

    Format: Video
    File type: YouTube
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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 what to think about before getting a dog, cat advice, small pet diets plus many other subjects - all can be filtered by pet type.

    Format: Online advice
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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.

    Format: Interactive resource
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  • Animals in schools
    Wood Green 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.

    Format: pdf
    File type: pdf
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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
    File type: Pdf
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  • Award - PDSA's 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.

    Format: Lesson plans and sessions
    File type: PDF & PowerPoint
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  • Campaigning for change
    In this lesson KS3 students plan and/or carry out a campaign on an animal welfare issue. This lesson only applies to legislation in England. There are downloadable campaign journey worksheet, campaign posters to complete and worksheets on identifying influencers plus background files and quizzes

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Word
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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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  • Dogs and the law
    In this citizenship activity, KS3 students consider different laws relating to dogs and other pets. This lesson only applies to legislation in England. The download contains worksheets, news articles, a quiz about dogs and the law and survey on the student's view on dog law are included

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Word
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  • Happy dog, happy home
    A series of four videos to help owners, potential owners and dog lovers on the best way to listen to dogs. Each video will offer insight into how to care for your pets and help your dog lead a long, healthy and happy life.

    Format: Web page
    File type: Web page
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pet Teams with PDSA - Lesson Plan
    This session gives children the chance to work as a team, think outside the box, listen to others' opinions and build on what they've learnt to make improvements to their work.

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: PDF
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  • Pet Teams with PDSA - Session
    This session gives children the chance to work as a team, think outside the box, listen to others' opinions and build on what they've learnt to make improvements to their work.

    Format: Session
    File type: PowerPoint
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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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  • Rights and responsibilities
    This citizenship activity for KS3 pupils uses role play to explore the role of agencies in encouraging people to become responsible pet owners, with a focus on exotic animals. This session could follow Dogs and the law. This lesson only applies to legislation in England.

    Format: Role Play activity
    File type: Word
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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
    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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