Sign In
Sign In
Register for Free
PrimarySecondaryCitizenshipEnglish

Topical Tuesdays from The Week Junior – Orangutans and Otters

Key Stage

KS2, KS3

Age

Years 3-9

Subjects

This week’s story features a heartwarming tale of an unusual friendship.

In Pairi Daiza zoo, in Brugelette, Belgium, orangutans and otters have been seen playing together.

Mathieu Goedefroy, who works at the zoo, said “It makes life fun for both species.”

The two animals live in the same area of the zoo, and the otters like to come out of the water to keep the great apes entertained.

This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:

  • Discuss whether we still need zoos when we have nature documentaries, and animals are obviously far happier in their natural habitats. Alternatively, are zoos still essential for breeding programmes, rescuing animals and education?
  • Write a funny or serious conversation between the orangutan and the otters as a scene in a stage play.
  • Write a fact file about either species, with information on their natural habitat, diet, behaviour and any threats they face.
  • Write a recount of the last time you went to a zoo, farm or other venue which featured live animals.

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.

Find the whole range of free Topical Tuesday resources here.

DOWNLOAD A FREE RESOURCE!
Topical Tuesdays from The Week Junior – Orangutans and Otters
PrimarySecondaryCitizenshipEnglish

You'll also receive regular updates from Teachwire with free lesson plans, great new teaching ideas, offers and more. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

Which sectors are you interested in?

By signing up you agree to our Terms & Conditions and privacy policy

Explore teaching packs

Pie Corbett Ultimate KS2 Fiction Collection
Fire up KS2 pupils' imagination with this collection of 16 fictional stories, written by literacy expert Pie Corbett. Each r... more
16 x resource packs
Pie Corbett KS2 Non-Fiction Collection
Use Pie Corbett’s non-fiction texts to inspire your KS2 pupils to get writing. Each resource contains an original text in ... more
5 x resource packs
Pie Corbett KS2 Poetry Collection
Inspire KS2 pupils to be creative and express themselves with this pack of Pie Corbett poetry. Each of these Pie Corbett Tal... more
6 x resource packs
Expert Medium-Term Science Plans for Primary
Sorting out your medium term planning for KS1 science and KS2 science? Let science experts such as Deborah Herridge and ment... more
6 x resource packs
Amazing Handwriting Worksheets for EYFS & KS1
Help your EYFS and KS1 pupils with their handwriting practice with these simple and eyecatching free printable handwriting w... more
21 x resource packs
Bumper Lesson Plan Templates Pack
Get your lesson plan done in a jiffy with this range of teacher-made printable lesson plan templates, including a 5 minute l... more
11 x resource packs