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Key stage 2 (108)

  • A nation of animal lovers - introducing animal welfare
    This lesson introduces the concept of cruelty to animals, with a focus on pets, and whether it is deliberate or based on neglect. The resource includes example news stories about neglect and also information on the Animal Welfare Act. Ideal for KS2 with a focus on PSHE.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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
    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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  • 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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  • Data collection on Wild Birds
    A lesson plan and pack with beautifully designed templates and raw data - everything you need for a class to collect and display data. FREE bird feeder and food starter pack for schools that register.

    Format: Lesson Pack
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  • Design & Technology: Design a Dog activities ages 7-11
    Fun, structured activities providing dog themed design and make projects, that provide an alternative context for learning to engage and motivate pupils as they explore key curricula objectives for developing design and technology skills including technical systems and controls to make moving pictures, puppets and toys from a range of age appropriate materials.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • Dogs Trust Drama resources
    Dogs Trust drama resource for 7 – 11 years has been designed for use in the classroom or with a Dogs Trust Education Officer as part of our schools workshops. It explores dog ownership and dog safety, offering pupils the opportunity to examine real life problems and dilemmas via role play – building confidence and social skills.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • Dogs Trust Maths resource
    The Dogs Trust Mathematics resource comprises ten activities that support a wide range of topics from the Mathematics curriculum for 5-11 year olds. This resource includes teacher notes and photocopiable pupil worksheets/resources. There is a linked wall frieze, which illustrates the number of dogs rehomed in a typical year to help pupils see just how ‘big’ numbers are.

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  • Dogs Trust Science resource
    Inspector Paws is an interactive science resource comprising five science activities and four Citizenship/PSHE discussion topics for pupils aged 7 to 11. There is also a five minute film which follows Inspector Paws on his morning walk, and supports the activities by getting your pupils thinking about everyday science, exploring senses and investigating the five Paws Points.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Pdf and film
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  • Exotic animals as pets
    This lesson looks at the complex needs of exotic (non-domestic) pets and the responsibility involved in looking after them. The download includes a fact sheet about Iguanas and their needs. This is suitable for KS2 children with a focus on PSHE.

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  • Free Education Talks
    Cats Protection offers free talks to schools and community groups of all ages, covering a range of different topics from responsible pet ownership to careers with cats. The talks are fun, informative and can be customised to suit your group or curriculum requirements. We supply free goodies and other resources with each talk

    Format: Online booking form
    File type: Online booking form
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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

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  • KS2 English resource from Dogs Trust
    Two engaging English activities which help educate pupils about the importance of socialisation and natural behaviour, in ensuring that dogs are happy, healthy and cared for by their owners.

    Format: Lesson pack
    File type: pdf
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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 shopping list
    Researching the cost of owning different pets with lesson plan and worksheets.

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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 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.

    Format: Lesson Pack
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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
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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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  • 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.

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  • Taking responsibility
    This lesson for KS2 pupils focuses on an animal welfare campaign highlighting the importance of responsible pet ownership for all animals, including exotics. The download includes a 'taking responsibilities' worksheet with text and sentences to complete - suitable for a focus on english, PSHE or science

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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

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