How do we look after pets?

Female horseIn the UK, it's estimated that 12 million (41% of) households have pets* with around 51 million pets owned. So it is extremely important that we learn how to look after them and show them respect.

This lesson focuses on which animals make good pets and how to care for them. It builds on the work from the lesson we all have basic needs. This lesson includes fun activities such as posters and role play demonstrating the needs of pets and our responsibilities as owners.

Lesson plan and resources

Key Stage 1. Subject: Science, PSHE, Pets, Animals and us.

How do we look after pets? lesson plan

Included in this lesson plan:

  • Starter activities
  • Main activities
  • Plenary activities
  • Extension activities
  • Factsheets
  • Teachers' notes
  • Images
  • Supporting presentation

Supporting materials

Welsh Resources

Many of our resources are also available in Welsh, please download the relevant documents below.

Lesson plan: How do we look after pets? - Welsh (MS Word)

Worksheet: Gyda'r milfeddyg - cwestiynau (PDF)

Worksheet: Gyda'r milfeddyg - atebion (PDF)

Teacher Notes: Gyda'r milfeddyg (PDF)

Factsheet: Y pum rhyddid (PDF)


*Latest available estimated figures from the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association (PFMA).