Pets - How do we look after pets?

In the UK, it's estimated that 12 million (44 percent 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. 


  • Science
  • PSHE
  • Pets
  • Animals and us

Included in this lesson plan:

  • Images
  • Starter activity
  • Main activity
  • Plenary activity
  • Extension activity
  • Curriculum objectives
  • Learning outcomes
  • Vocabulary
  • Worksheets x3
  • Factsheet
  • Teachers' notes

Download full lesson plan:  How do we look after pets? (Word 2.2MB)

Activity sheets:

At the vets (PDF 28KB)

At the vets - answers (PDF 29KB)

Teachers notes:

At the vets (PDF 35.2KB)


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


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 (Word 3.2MB)

Worksheet: Gyda'r milfeddyg - cwestiynau (PDF 32KB)

Worksheet: Gyda'r milfeddyg - atebion (PDF 32KB)

Teacher Notes: Gyda'r milfeddyg (PDF 30KB)

Factsheet: Y pum rhyddid (PDF 53KB)