Animals and us - How do we look after wild animals

Look at the responsibility we have towards wild animals and what we can do to care for them.

Farm animals - Poster produce

Consider how you can help consumers make informed choices about farm animal products.

Farm animals - RSPCA Assured farms

Examines the needs of farm animals and introduces pupils to the five freedoms.

Habitats - Caring for habitats

Introduce pupils to the effect that human actions can have on both animals and their environments.

Habitats - Food chains - Who eats whom

Focusing on food chains to demonstrate that living things need each other to survive.

Habitats - Ground rules

Develop a code of conduct before you study wild animals in their natural habitat.

Habitats - What do birds prefer to eat

This science investigation of animals in their habitats can be carried out over several lessons.

Habitats - Where do woodlice like to live

This science investigation of animals in their habitats can be carried out over several lessons.

Helping butterflies survive

Explore the intricate balance of factors that ensures the continuation of a butterfly's life cycle.

Minibeasts - Attitudes to minibeasts

Explore pupils' attitudes about minibeasts and allows them to develop a minibeasts code.

Minibeasts - The web of life

Look at simple food chains and encourage pupils to recognise the importance of each animal.

Pets - Finding pets good homes

In which we learn about rehoming neglected or abandoned pets.

School grounds Part 1

Look for evidence of animals in your school grounds & identify different types of wildlife.

School Grounds Part 2

Think about what wildlife needs and how you can make their school grounds more wildlife-friendly.

School grounds Part 3

Draw up plans to improve their school grounds and work out the costs to make these changes.

School grounds Part 4

Take a more active role in planning the school grounds project and getting other people involved.

School grounds Part 5

Evaluate the school grounds project and draw up a plan for maintaining the developed area.

Helping butterflies survive

This lesson explores the intricate balance of factors needed to ensure the continuation of a butterfly's life cycle. Pupils will begin to look at ways that human activity can make a difference to the survival of a species and be encouraged to create their own action plan.

Science, Personal and social education, Lifecycles


Included in this lesson plan:

Starter activity
Main activity
Plenary activity
Extension activity
Curriculum objectives
Learning outcomes
Activity sheets: Butterfly life cycle/action plan, Butterfly invitations, Can you work it out?, Radio samples, Priority species, Make a butterfly feeder
Teachers' notes: Large blue butterfly, Red admiral butterfly
Factsheets: Metamorphosis of the large blue butterfly, Media report


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