Lesson 2: Caring for others: Animals

The pupils will complete a number of activities in order to understand that animals have different needs and how to care for them

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand that animals have different needs and how to care for them

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study: Living in the wider world > L2. how people and other living things have different needs; about the responsibilities of caring for them

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be given a card from the Activity: Pet card with an animal that they are familiar with, either as their own pet or one in the family.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to provide extra information in the additional information section when working on the Activity: Looking after a pet. They could also find out about some other types of pet.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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