The RSPCA has developed a set of animals resources to share with teachers including lesson plans.
For the UK national curriculum there are more than 40 curriculum-linked lesson plans available along with relevant worksheets, fact sheets, images and more.
The Donkey Sanctuary has also developed a range of educational animal resources for schools. These resources have been developed with teachers and subject specialists to cover a range of aspects from the new 2014 Programme of Study. To access the resources below, which are free, fill in this form
Current Donkey Sanctuary resources include:
- Animals and their habitats scheme of learning and resources (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2).
- Activity and puzzle book.
- Easter activities.
- The Donkey Sanctuary visit guide.
- Christmas activities.
The PDSA also offers a set of primary classroom resources, including lesson plans.
“These lessons cover Citizenship, Maths, English, Science, Art, History and we even have a Pet Day where the whole school can get involved.” (PDSA)
Included in the PDSA primary pack are lesson plans and resources for a project called Animals and Us. Lessons can be used for Key Stages 1 and 2, teaching pupils about responsible pet care and the needs of animals. Available titles include:
- The needs of animals
- How do we look after animals?
- Who else looks after animals?
- Wild animals
- Taking responsibility – Animal Welfare Act
- Pet teams
- Animal stereotypes
- Pet Education Resources