Pets - We all have basic needs

Do your class know the similarities and differences between humans needs and pets needs?

This lesson will introduce the fact that animals have needs just like humans, and that these needs include food, water, companionship, a suitable place to live, being looked after by a vet if they are ill, and the freedom to behave naturally. Have you seen our interactive smiley face game? This asks children to think about what makes them happy and then try and spot any similarities or differences between theirs and an animals needs. 


Curriculum objectives
Pupils should learn:
- that all humans have needs
- that all animals have needs
- in group discussions, to take different views into account while developing their ideas.

Download full lesson plan: Pets - We all have basic needs (PDF 257KB)

Supporting materials: 

Worksheet - What do pets need? (PDF 24.4KB)

Factsheet - The Five Animal Welfare Needs  (PDF 143KB)


Welsh Resources

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

Lesson plan: We all have basic needs - Welsh (Word 910KB)

Worksheet: Beth fyddai'r anifeiliaid yn ei ddweud (PDF 66KB)

Worksheet: Beth hoffech chi ei ofyn i'r anifeiliaid (PDF 67KB)

Worksheet: Beth yw eu hanghenion (PDF 24KB)

Factsheet: Y pum rhyddid (PDF 53KB)