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RSPCA Pets KS1/2 Lesson Plan – How do we Look After Pets?

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PDF and Word doc lesson plans featuring learning outcomes, curriculum objectives, activity ideas and worksheets

Key Stage

KS1, KS2


Years 1-6

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?

These free teaching resources will help children to understand 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 responsibilities are to our pets.

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.

There are four other lessons in the RSPCA ‘Pets’ series, which you can find here:

Included in this lesson plan:

  • Images
  • Starter activities
  • Main activities
  • Plenary activities
  • Extension activity
  • Curriculum objectives
  • Learning outcomes
  • Vocabulary
  • 3 worksheets
  • Factsheet
  • Teachers’ notes

Find more great resources from the RSPCA at and follow @RSPCA_official on Twitter.

RSPCA Pets KS1/2 Lesson Plan – How do we Look After Pets?
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