Habitat ground rules

Between our four wildlife centres we took in 18,337 sick, injured or orphaned wild animals in 2018. Together, they provide specialist care for the rehabilitation of wildlife throughout England and Wales.

In this lesson you'll work with your class to develop a code of conduct for looking out for wild animals in their natural habitat. Think about the animals and their well-being, as well as the pupils and their safety and the do's and don'ts relating to wild animals and their habitats.

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KEY STAGE: 1 and 2


  • Science
  • Citizenship
  • Habitats
  • Animals and us

Included in this lesson plan:

  • Starter activity
  • Main activity
  • Plenary activity
  • Curriculum objectives
  • Learning outcomes
  • Vocabulary
  • Worksheet

Download full lesson plan: Habitats ground rules (Word 288KB)


Other useful links:

Worksheet: Be animal friendly (PDF 455KB)