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Key stage 1 (83)

  • All about animals quiz
    Try our fun and interactive quiz all about animals. Find out who a rat likes to live with, how many kittens Wood Green found homes for last year and what a healthy treat for a chicken could be.

    Format: Smart board
    File type: Download
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  • Animal Adjectives
    This activity investigates why different people use different adjectives to describe different animals.

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  • Animal Homes
    With this resource, students learn about habitats and about non-natural environments.

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  • Animal quiz
    Try a fun and interactive quiz all about animals. Find out who a rat likes to live with, how many kittens Wood Green found homes for last year and what a healthy treat for a chicken is.

    Format: Interactive Quiz
    File type: Notebook
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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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  • 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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  • Design a Dog resource for 5-7 year olds from Dogs Trust
    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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  • Fun workshop about caring for animals
    An interactive fun session from Wood Green The Animals Charity for Nursery - Y2. Children learn what all animals need to stay happy and healthy. Includes photo cards illustrating needs.

    Format: Workshop
    File type: Pdf
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  • How do we look after pets?
    This lesson for KS1 pupils focuses on which animals make good pets and how to care for them. It builds on the work from the lesson We all have basic needs. Downloadable worksheets include Question and Answer cards for a 'visit to the vets' role-play

    Format: Lesson Plan
    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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  • 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 - 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
    File type: Zip (pdf and ppt)
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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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  • Literacy resources pack
    This section of primary pack features 8 lesson plans designed with the National Literacy Strategy structure in mind. Activities include story writing, poetry and comprehension.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • Numeracy lesson plans
    Planned to reflect the National Numeracy Strategy the numeracy lesson plans encourage children to create and use 2-D shapes, practice addition and subtraction and manage data from a survey using ICT.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • Our pet needs - an introduction from RSPCA
    This lesson can be used to introduce pupils to the concept of human and animal (pet) needs. Downloadable resources include pages dedicated to the needs of cats, dogs and also a summary of their homes. Tailored resources for KS1 citizenship and science classes.

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: Pdf files
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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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  • Pets need - an introduction from RSPCA
    This lesson looks at the basic needs of animals (pets) and the basic needs of humans - ideal for KS1 - citizenship and science. Website contains links to downloadable images of pets and the things they need.

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: Pdf
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  • Primary education pack
    Free downloadable Education Pack for Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 and 2. Includes sections dedicated to numeracy, literacy, art and design, design and technology, history etc..

    Format: Educational Pack
    File type: Pdf
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  • PSHE and Citizenship resource KS1
    A short activity to complement our range of resources. Times Do Change supports PSHE and Citizenship and is a story based activity investigating caring for others, responsbility, difference and change.

    Format: Lesson pack
    File type: pdf
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  • Rabbits - primary assembly
    Guide for a primary assembly focusing on encouraging responsible attitudes towards the care and welfare of rabbits. Includes role play guidance, quiz and photos

    Format: Assembly guide
    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.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Zip (pdf and video)
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  • Thinking numbers - the cost of pet ownership
    This lesson uses word problems and the four number operations to calculate the cost of keeping a pet. Downloadable worksheet enabling children to fill in the costs of items necessary to care for a pet. Ideal for KS1 and covers mathematics and citizenship.

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: Pdf
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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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  • We all have basic needs - a focus on pets
    In this KS1 lesson, pupils will look at what animals need to stay healthy and happy. Downloadable worksheets encourage children to identify a pet's needs, what they would say and what you would like to ask them.

    Format: Lesson Plan
    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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