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  • 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.

    Format: Lesson plans and sessions
    File type: PDF & PowerPoint
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  • 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.

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: Word
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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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  • 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 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
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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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  • 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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  • Design a Dog resource for ages 5-7
    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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  • 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.

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: Word
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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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  • 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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  • 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 lesson We all have basic needs. The download includes Question and Answer cards for a 'visit to the vets' role-play, a sorting activity and a link to photographs.

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: Word
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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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  • Looking after pets takes time
    This lesson looks at the daily responsibility of pet care, the amount of time and the activities required to look after a pet properly. It suggests a number of more animal-friendly alternatives to having a class pet. Tailored to support PSHE in KS1 classes

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: Word
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  • Pet shopping list
    Researching the cost of owning different pets with lesson plan and worksheets.

    File type: PDF
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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
    File type: Pdf
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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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  • 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
    File type: Pdf
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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.

    Format: Lesson pack
    File type: Pdf
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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

    Format: Lesson Plan
    File type: Word
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  • Understanding Feline Origins (UFO) from Cats Protection
    A Cats Protection online course to help make your home cat-friendly! Cats Protection has a single and clear vision - a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. Understanding Feline Origins (UFO) is designed to give you an appreciation of the ancestry of cats, how this makes them the cats they are today and how to ensure their specific needs are met.

    Format: Online learning
    File type: web pages
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