Over 58.4 millions animals are kept as pets in the UK* so it's important to understand what they need to be happy and healthy. Does your class know how to care for their pets?
Our free teaching resources will help children to understnad pets as living animals with needs and feelings. They'll learn about the five welfare needs of animals kept as pets, how different pets have specific needs and what our responsbilties are to our pets.
Pets - A nation of animal lovers
Introducing the concept of animal cruelty, focusing on pets & whether it is deliberate or neglect.
Pets - Exotic animals as pets
Looking at the complex needs of exotic (non-domestic) pets and how to look after them properly.
Pets - How do we look after pets?
This lesson focuses on which animals make good pets and how to care for them.
Pets - Looking after pets takes time
Looking at the responsibility of pet care, the time and activities required to look after a pet.
Pets - We all have basic needs - pets and humans
This lesson can be used to introduce pupils to the concept of human and animal (pet) needs.