Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Animals and pets

Resources and ideas for cross-curricular topics, animals and pets, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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Comprehension activities

Comprehension activities

3 lessons designed to improve student ability to identify writing techniques, discuss a writer's intentions and discuss the effect of the writer's choice of words.

By PhilippaBrooks

Animals Research

Animals Research

Seeking out more information. From “Wild Felines” to “Prehistoric Creatures,” this book presents over 100 “animal” topics for students to research. Each category presents a word search puzzle from which students choose a specific research topic. (“Reptiles: Crocodile. Box Turtle. Iguana. Gecko….”) A series of statements follow, encouraging students to find specific information. (“Its enemies are ___.” “It protects itself by ___.”)To put what they have learned to use, guidelines for the structure of a report are included.

By RemediaPub

2 stars and a wish sticker

2 stars and a wish sticker

Here is a sticker I use in class when wanting the children to take part in peer assessment. I print it out onto stickers and stick it in the children the book. The rest is self explanatory... the children swap books with a partner and give their friends two stars and a wish based on the piece of work they have produced.

By AlyssaMashford

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Foundation Knowledge 2 - Language Support with Widgit Symbols

Foundation Knowledge 2 - Language Support with Widgit Symbols

The Foundation Knowledge Packs focus on language and particularly on vocabulary. The primary aim is to help children learn basic vocabulary.The Foundation Knowledge Packs are useful for:* Children in foundation* Children with language difficulties* Children with special educational needsThe packs intend to improve:Language Skills* Vocabulary* Listening skills* Narrative skillCognitive skills* Categorisation skills* Sorting skills* Matching skills* Concentration* Memory* Imagination* Expressing feelingsTopics include, Categories, Food, Animals, OppositesThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Zoo animal feeding times - differentiated

Zoo animal feeding times - differentiated

A differentiated worksheet to cover time as part of my Year 1 class zoo project. File contains 4 slightly different versions where pupils either complete clock faces, read clock faces and record the time, or a mixture of both. The first is just O'CLOCK times, progressing on to a mixutre if O&'CLOCK and HALF PAST, and then including QUARTER TO/PAST for more able. Would also suit more able reception or less able Year 2.

By spursfan1983

Primary Easter Bundle

Primary Easter Bundle

All of our primary Easter resources in one great-value bundle!Resources included are:- Dress-up lamb- Dress-up bunny- Bunny cube net- Chick pyramid net- Missing words story- Printable bunny earsLook on the listings and preview images for more info.

By SimplyEffectiveEducation

April Homework Pack for KS1

April Homework Pack for KS1

Resource TitleApril Homework Pack Age/Year GroupKey Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 23File TypePDFResource Content❂ This will make your life a little easier! This pack includes 20 NO PREP printables for homework (can also be used for Early Finishers!) ❂ The pack is cross curricular. You can choose which homework you want to give or you can send the entire pack for the month and have children work through it at their own pace. ❂ NO PREP REQUIREDIdeal for revising/revisiting.Check the preview!Reviews and feedback are appreciated, I value all but as we tell our students, try to be constructive! @ pollypuddleduck@gmail.comPrinting Tip: This educational resource has been designed for printing on A4 size paper. If you are printing on a different size, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or similar option) in order for the contents to fit correctly. TOUPurchase of this resource entitles YOU, the buyer, the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use ONLY. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from Polly Puddleduck. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under the copyright of Polly Puddleduck even when edited. Posting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Polly Puddleduck ©2017

By PollyPuddleduck

Easter Nets (Bunny and Chick)

Easter Nets (Bunny and Chick)

A fun Easter-themed activity - two different animal nets for pupils to colour, cut-out and create! All you need to do is print it off.Included in the resource are two nets: a cube (bunny) and a triangular pyramid (chick). Each has little extras to stick on - feet, wings and ears!Once pupils have completed the activity, they can discuss the properties of the 3D shapes (e.g. faces, edges and vertices).Have a look at our Easter bundle for a good discount on all of our Easter-themed resources.

By SimplyEffectiveEducation

Easter Dress-Up Animals (Lamb and Bunny)

Easter Dress-Up Animals (Lamb and Bunny)

A fun Easter-themed activity - two different animals for pupils to colour, cut-out and dress up! All you need to do is print it off.The lamb comes with:- a jumper- a dress - a onesieThe bunny comes with:- a vest- a t-shirt- a dressing gownOnce pupils have completed the activity, they can write a story about their animal and their clothes.Have a look at our Easter bundle for a good discount on all of our Easter-themed resources.

By SimplyEffectiveEducation

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KS1/LKS2 SATS style Reading Comprehension Booklets, Bundle 3

KS1/LKS2 SATS style Reading Comprehension Booklets, Bundle 3

This is the third of our bundles of SATs style Reading Comprehension booklets, designed to provide a greater level of challenge in line with New Curriculum requirements.This super bundle of four KS1 reading comprehension booklets includes additional inference and deduction questions as well as a wider range of vocabulary. They offer both fiction and non-fiction texts and is based around a variety of topics.Although designed for Year 2 children, the booklets have also been successfully used with Year 3 children and so should serve as a highly useful resource for both year groups.Purchased individually, the booklets would cost £8.00 for 4 booklets but I am offering a £2.00 discount with this bundle of 4.

By jessplex

Fur, feathers and scales - pet skin sorting

Fur, feathers and scales - pet skin sorting

Pet cards and skin texture boards. Children to sort the cards onto the correct board, depending on which skin type they have. Can provoke discussion around why animals have certain skins (temperature regulation, protection, sensory needs). Could also introduce camouflage.

By choralsongster

African Safari booklet

African Safari booklet

This African safari booklet can be used for children in KS1 and was made as a tool to use while at Woburn Safari Park. Children were able to draw pictures of animals they could see, write down interesting facts about the animals and draw a still life of one of their favourite animals.

By AlyssaMashford

Rabbits powerpoint book

Rabbits powerpoint book

Non-fiction book on (pet) rabbits. Designed either to be viewed on the interactive whiteboard or printed and made into a book for shared reading sessions. Could be used as a topic introduction or independent reading.

By choralsongster

Easter Egg Alphabet Matching

Easter Egg Alphabet Matching

Easter Egg Alphabet: A series of Easter Eggs which show the alphabet in both upper and lower cases. Great as a colourful classroom display, or cut along the ‘crack’ to create a letter pairing game. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Easter Bundle

Easter Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of Easter activities. This bundle will be added to over time.

By sarah277

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Animal welfare: SOW focusing on persuasive writing skills and Identifying the format and content of non-fiction texts.

Animal welfare: SOW focusing on persuasive writing skills and Identifying the format and content of non-fiction texts.

A series of 8 lessons (Plus one assessment lesson) focusing on the topic of Animal rights and animal welfare. The SOW encourages pupils to develop their own opinions on the topic through a series of comprehension and speaking and listening activities. Pupils then apply their knowledge of persuasive techniques through a series of writing tasks, which also encourages pupils to investigate and recreate the format of a range of non-fiction texts. Lesson order: An introduction to Fables: Comprehension An introduction to Fables: Writing William Blake's Tyger Battery Hens: Speech writing Animal testing: Newspaper articles Animal Testing: Write a persuasive argument (2 lessons) Animal Welfare: Design a leaflet

By PhilippaBrooks

Beetles Clip Art

Beetles Clip Art

This set includes 25 high quality PNG images at 300dpi with transparent backgrounds. There are 16 different colour beetles and 9 different black & white beetles. Please note that this is a Compressed Zip File. Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

By Catcarolines

Garden Creatures Food Web / Ecosystem Clip Art

Garden Creatures Food Web / Ecosystem Clip Art

This food web / ecosystem clip art set of garden creatures includes 20 high quality PNG images at 300dpi with transparent backgrounds (10 colour and 10 black & white). Garden creatures illustrated are a frog, bee, butterfly, snail, ladybug, bird, lizard, caterpillar, spider and grasshopper.Please note that this is a Compressed Zip File. Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

By Catcarolines

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Animal Testing. Writing a persuasive argument for or against animal testing. Two lessons. 1-9 GCSE.

Animal Testing. Writing a persuasive argument for or against animal testing. Two lessons. 1-9 GCSE.

Two lessons (lessons 4-5 in a scheme of work) encouraging pupils to investigate the positives and negatives of animal testing and create a persuasive argument.Pupils are introduced to to a range of persuasive techniques, using a group activity. Pupils then investigate the the facts of animal testing and develop their own opinions, before planning their argument using a specific worksheet, designed to promote paragraphing and the use of persuasive devices.The second lesson gives pupils a recap of persuasive devices with a card-sort activity, followed by a writing task and peer assessment. There is an extension task for a speaking and listening debate with grade boundaries provided.

By PhilippaBrooks

Science Week Bundle

Science Week Bundle

A collection of science themed resources and activities that you might enjoy for British Science Week.

By sarah277