Understanding the world teaching resources: Animals

Resources and ideas for understanding the world, animals, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

ALL ABOUT SPRING

ALL ABOUT SPRING

This is a PowerPoint all about spring. It's in two parts: the first part is fifteen pages and includes new plant life, young animals and insects that appear in spring, and a section on animals in hibernation. The second part is seven pages all about why we have seasons and includes moving images of the earth rotating the sun and where the sun shines on the earth during each season.

By Teachersgem

Dinosaur fact cards

Dinosaur fact cards

Designed as non-fiction fact cards for Literacy activities, but could be used to research similarities and differences in dinosaurs or also as Top Trump cards. Contains information on how many legs the dinosaur walked on, which period of the Mesozoic era and approx how many million years ago they lived, diet, habitat, length, height, weight and what the name means.

By choralsongster

Zoo topic resource pack

Zoo topic resource pack

The pack includes:Display banner- a long colourful display bannerDisplay border- a display border with zoo animals to print out as many times as you need for a display of any sizePhotos- coloured photos of different zoo animalsZoo animal posters- pictures of different animals found in zoos with their namesFace masks- animal face masks in colour and black and white to use for role play or story telling- also included is a zoo keeper face maskEscaped animal posters- fill in the details of escaped animals- 3 version of this worksheet for differentiationAnimal adjective- a collection of cards with adjectives to describe different animalsMy trip to the Zoo- a book to make about a trip to the zooZoo keeper diary- fill in the details of what a zoo keeper might do in a dayDice game- roll a die and collect the numbered part of your animalAnimal jigsaws- cut up the animal pictures along the lines and reassemble to make the animalMy favourite zoo animal worksheet- draw and write about your favourite animalAlphabet line- a cute alphabet line with lower case letters on monkeys and upper case letters on bananasAnimal number line- a number line from 0-50 on zoo animalsDesign a zoo animal cage- choose a zoo animal and design a suitable cage for itDesign a zoo- choose which animals you will have in your zoo and design the zooIf I were an animal worksheet- decide which zoo animal you would like to be and draw and write about itDescribing animal worksheets- a collection of worksheets for different animals asking the children to describe themAnimal fact cards- learn all about different zoo animals with these colourful postersLabel the animals- label different zoo animalsLiteracy worksheets- match the animal to the names, write the initial sounds, writing outline sheetsMake a spiral snake- decorate the snake and then cut out to make a hanging spiral snakeWriting pages- four decorated photocopiable pages for writing- great to add to your writing areaColouring pictures- a collection of zoo animal colouring pictures

By robbyn

Under the Sea topic pack- Sea Life

Under the Sea topic pack- Sea Life

The pack includes:Display banners- two colourful banner for ‘Sea Life’ and ‘Under the sea’Display border- an underwater themed border to print out as many times as you need for your displaysColour photos- lots of photos for your displays of sea creatures and underwater scenesColouring pictures- a collection of colouring pictures of underwater scenes and sea creatures with their namesWord and picture posters- each with a sea creature and the nameDot to dotsTracing pictures- trace the patterns on the sea creatures and the waves and bubbles in the waterCut and make octopus- cut out the octopus and add some wavy legsMy underwater adventure- write your own story on this decorated pageSea creature estimation- estimate how many sea creatures you can see and then count to see who is closestMaths worksheetDeep sea diver phonemes- all of the phonemes from the Letters and Sounds schemes on colourful deep sea diversOdd and even fish number line- a number line up to 30 on red and yellow fishAlphabet lineLarge display pictures- large colourful pictures of sea creatures and underwater items to create a lovely displayPlaydough matsA board game- move around the board in the underwater scene to reach the treasure chest at the bottom of the ocean firstPicture bingo- an underwater themed bingo game‘What am I?’ Powerpoint- read the clues as they are revealed and try to guess which sea creature it is‘Under the Sea’ Powerpoint- find out about life at the bottom of the oceanFact cards- discover facts about different sea creaturesTopic words- decorated word cards with words relating to the topicAn A4 word mat- great to use in your writing areaNumber strips- table top number strips with a sea themeFace masks- a collection of sea life face masks in colour and black and white- great for role play and story tellingDecorate a fish- various fish outlines for the children to colour or collageSize ordering worksheet- cut out the sea creatures and put into order of size- 3 different worksheetsWord searches- 2 different word searches with an ‘Under the sea’ themeMagnetic fishing game- place the sea creatures in the ocean which can be assembled using the pages provided and catch different sea creatures- this can be made into a literacy or maths game using the ideas providedDesign a sea creature- a worksheet with eyes! Draw the rest of the sea creatureDisplay lettering- a large A-Z alphabet in upper and lower case with each letter decorated in an under the sea theme- great as an alphabet display or to create any title you wantColour fish- a colour display with the colour name on each corresponding fishMy number book

By robbyn

Sharing a Shell story sack resources

Sharing a Shell story sack resources

The pack includes:Banner- a long colourful banner for your display‘Under the sea’ banner- a long alternative banner to useDisplay borderCharacters- large coloured pictures of the sea creatures in the story- these have been drawn by myself and are not copies from the bookStory words- as set of word cards with words relating to the story- great to add to your display or use on your writing areaStory questions- a set of decorated cards with questions about the storyTitle poster- a colourful poster with the title, authors name and illustrators’ nameInformation cardsFlash cards- word and picture flash cardsPhotosFace masksPuppetsSequencing picturesStory propsA4 word cardColourful crab alphabet lineWorksheets- various worksheets including speech bubbles, writing and drawing about the favourite part of the story, drawing what happens next, matching the word to picture, writing about the characters and questions about the storyWriting pages- four photocopiable sheets with borders for the children to write about the story or to include in your writing areaDesign a book coverWord searchesSea creature writing sheets- a set of photocopiable writing sheets with space to write inside the outline of different sea creaturesShell number lineWorksheets- fill in the missing number on the starfish, complete the addition and subtraction sums, count the number of sea creatures and cut out and order the numbered shellsPlay dough mats- a set of colourful mats to use with play dough for the children to make the correct number of sea creatures on each cardOdd and even number line- a number line to 50 on red and blue starfishFive little fishes number rhymeFive pretty shells number rhyme- with rhyme card, props and masksStory questions- answer the questions about the story and click on the correct answerCounting Power pointSea creatures- learn all about some different sea creaturesFive little fishesFive pretty shells- a powerpoint of the number rhymePuppetsFace masksColouring picturesCut and stick worksheet- cut and colour the sea creatures and add them to the rock pool or use paints to print different sea creatures on the sceneRock pool worksheet- draw some different things in the rock poolCrab craft- cut out the pieces of the cute crab and use split pins to make a moving modelTracing worksheetsSea creature outlinesMatching pairsPicture bingoJigsaw game- throw a die and collect the numbered part of your sea creaturePlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

Butterfly life cycle

Butterfly life cycle

The Life Cycle of a ButterflyA great range of resources including Science, Literacy and Numeracy.The pack includes:Display materials including colour pictures and arrows and a title pageA long colourful display bannerTwo Power points- one with more detail for older children and a simpler version for younger or less able learnersA life cycle wheel to makeVarious life cycle sequencing worksheets such as a cut and stick sheet, a drawing worksheet and different writing worksheetsTemplates for craft workWriting pages which can be made into a book with a coverButterfly and caterpillar fact worksheetsA started worksheet to see what the children know and what they want to find outVocabulary flash cards and also cards with words and meaningsA themed word searchA colourful picture bingo gameA butterfly life cycle headband to makeLabelling worksheetsSymmetry worksheetsPhotos of different butterflies and caterpillarsPhotos of the different stages of the life cycle of a butterflyVarious other worksheets including describing a butterfly/ caterpillar, missing words, sentence scramble, sequencing sentences etc

By robbyn

Commotion in the Ocean- Under the Sea

Commotion in the Ocean- Under the Sea

The pack includes:Display banner- a long colourful banner for your displayDisplay border- two colourful themed borders to print out as many times as you need for a display board of any sizeWord and picture flashcards- colourful cards to add to a display or writing areaFish colours- coloured fish each with the colour name onOcean posters- a set of colourful posters showing the different sea creatures in the bookTitle poster- an A4 poster with title, author and illustrators name complete with colourful illustrationsPhotos- colour photos to print out of the different creatures in the bookName labels- labels of the different creatures- great to use on displaysColour fish- large A4 size fish in different colours with colour labels to addFact cards- simple fact cards about each creatureLarge display pictures- large coloured pictures of each creature plus extra pictures of seaweed, rocks, shells etc to create a great ocean displayA4 word card- an A4 word card with words and pictures for the children to use when writing about the storyOcean animal alphabet- a lovely alphabet line on colourful creaturesWriting worksheets- write below the pictures on each sheetWriting sheetsSpeech bubble worksheetsWord searchesWorksheets- a collection of worksheets about the book and the creaturesAnimal worksheets- fun worksheets to fill in different details about each animal in the book- these look great on display‘My underwater adventure’- write a story about the creatures you meetAcrostic poemsOdd and even number lineOcean animal number lineNumber rhymesSize ordering worksheetsCounting worksheetsCounting cards- cards from 1-10 with the corresponding number of creatures on each pageIndividual number line- number lines from 1-10 and 1-20 with pictures of fish and octopusMatching pairsBuild a fish- roll a die and collect a part of your fish- how many fish can you make?DominoesColour bingoRoll and colour- roll the die and colour the matching sea creature on your sheetPicture bingoTracing sheets- trace the patterns on the fish and trace over the dotted lines on the animalsStick puppetsFace masksPlay dough mats- a collection of under sea themed mats to use in your play dough areaColouring worksheetsFish craftsOctopus craftJellyfish craft- follow the instructions to make your own hanging jellyfishJigsaws- colour the picture and then cut along the dotty lines and reassemble to make your sea creatureTemplatesPowerPoint- a PowerPoint with simple facts about some of the animals in the bookPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers

By robbyn

Farm topic resources

Farm topic resources

The FarmA bumper resource with a Farm theme. Great to use alongside a farm visit, at Harvest festival or for a Farm topic.The pack includes:Display banner- a long colourful display banner with farm animal picturesDisplay border- a colourful border to print out as many times as you need for a display board of any sizeAnimal masks- a selection of farm animal face masks in colour and black and white- great for story telling, role play and for use when singing songs such as ‘Old Macdonald Had a Farm’Farmer and scarecrow face masks- face masks in colour and black and whitePhotosWord and picture cards- flashcards with the names of things found on a farm and the namesPage borders- four A4 page borders with a farm theme- great for displaying the children’s workWriting pages- four black and white pages to photocopy and add to the writing area for the children to write about farmsMy trip to the farm booklet- various pages and a cover which can be used to produce a book for children to fill in after a farm visitIndividual number lines- a selection of number lines with a farm themeAlphabet lines- table top alphabet lines with farm animal picturesOdd and even number line- a cute number line to 30 with odd numbers on chickens and even numbers on chicksFruit and vegetable posters- colourful posters showing different fruits and vegetables grown on farms in the UKAnimal alphabet line- a colourful alphabet line on farm animalsPowerpoint- what can we find at a farm- find out about the different animals found on farmsFood from animals posters- a collection of posters showing what different foods we get from different farm animalsTopic words- word cards with words relating to farms and farming- great to add to your writing area or farm displayPicture bingo- cover the farm animal picture the first to win the gameNumber worksheets- make 10 animals in each field, count the number of farm animals and draw the correct number of animals in each fieldCounting book- make your own farm animal counting bookTractor colour posters- lovely posters each with a coloured tractor and the colour nameA4 word mat- a word mat with words relating to farms- great when writing about farms and animalsPencil control worksheets- trace over the sheeps wooly coat and trace the animalsLarge lettering- large letters to print out and use for a large alphabet line or to spell and title- each letter has small farm animals on itPlay dough mats- a collection of mats to use with play dough with a farm themeColouring pictures- a collection of pictures for colouringFact cards- learn all about different animals on the farm with these colourful posters

By robbyn

Reading Comprehension - BBC News Article - Hedgehog Preservation

Reading Comprehension - BBC News Article - Hedgehog Preservation

When developing my children's comprehension skills, I don't like using photocopies from text books and meaningless expectancy sheets. I prefer to use purposeful, educational and REAL LIFE examples to engage and inform them, while still challenging them and looking for those reading skills.Therefore a lot of my comprehension challenges are based around interesting newspaper articles. In this example, taken from the BBC News website in April 2017, a village in the South West of England has declared itself as being 'hedgehog-friendly' in a bid to stop numbers falling.Included in this pack is a copy of the article and linking comprehension questions suitable for KS2.Enjoy!

By stephgrimes86

The Literacy Collection 3

The Literacy Collection 3

The Literacy Collection 3A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Literacy Collection 4

The Literacy Collection 4

The Literacy Collection 4A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Keen Literacy Pack 1

Keen Literacy Pack 1

Keen Literacy Pack 1A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Literacy Collection 2

The Literacy Collection 2

The Literacy Collection 2A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

The Literacy Collection 1

The Literacy Collection 1

The Literacy Collection 1A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

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Stitched Animals Clip Art

Stitched Animals Clip Art

This set of clip art stitched animals has everything you need to create fun animal-themed resources. Included with your purchase are 22 images of different animals:Bull, Cat, Cheetah, Cow, Dog, Donkey, Elephant, Giraffe, Goat, Guinea Pig, Hen, Hippo, Horse, Lion, Lioness, Mouse, Pig, Rabbit, Seal, Sheep, Tiger, Zebra.All images are in PNG format and have a high resolution for printing and resizing.Please read my Terms of Use regarding personal and commercial use of my graphics.

By RosellasRoom

Dinosaurs mesozoic era

Dinosaurs mesozoic era

A PowerPoint written for Reception to cover the Mesozoic era - triassic, jurassic and cretaceous periods. Looking at basic evolution of animals and the changes in the landscape.

By choralsongster

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

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

Living Things- Life Cycles

Living Things- Life Cycles

A great unit on Living Things, focussing on life cycles and changes.The unit looks at defining living and non-living things and naming and matching farm animal babies to their mothers. Also includes a study of the life cycles of butterflies, frogs and plants. Includes a student book what allows students to represent their personal growth and changes from birth and predict how they will change in the future.I hope you and your class find the pack both educational and engaging. The pack includes:*Living and Non-Living Poster*Living and Non-Living Sort*Living and Non-Living Worksheet* Mothers and Babies worksheet (3 differentiated worksheets)* Butterfly Life Cycle (Poster, sorting cards and differentiated worksheets)* Frog Life Cycle (Poster, sorting cards and differentiated worksheets)* Plant Life Cycle (Poster, sorting cards and differentiated worksheets)*Animal Life Cycle Report* ‘My Life Cycle’ book

By rachino

James and The Giant Peach Bundle

James and The Giant Peach Bundle

A great resource for KS1 and 2 comprising of 4 workbooks to use as a cross curricular unit of work. Literacy James and The Giant Peach, Minibeasts, Life Cycle of the frog and Life cycle of the butterfly.

By teachercellar

Bird Names Word Search Puzzle

Bird Names Word Search Puzzle

Learn the common names of 50 different birds by finding and circling them in this Word Search Puzzle!Keywords: bird | birds | ornithology | zoology | environmental science

By PuzzleFun

Bundle: Billions of Birds

Bundle: Billions of Birds

Enjoy a bird-themed Two-Page Activity Set and Word Search Puzzle with this discounted bundle! Includes the following products:• Billions of Birds Two-Page Activity Set• Word Search & Bird Names Word Search PuzzleKeywords: bird | birds | ornithology | zoology | environmental science | habitat | idioms | colloquialisms

By PuzzleFun

Sea Shells in Acid Lab Experiment

Sea Shells in Acid Lab Experiment

This is a lab activity where students learn about the effects of acidic water on shelled animals. The students set up three beakers- one for water, one for salt water, and one for vinegar (acid). They place a seashell in each and make observations over the course of three days. The sea shells and vinegar create a bubbly reaction that piques the students' curiosity. My students love it! Great for science topics covering life sciences, ocean chemistry, global warming, mollusks and the animal kingdom, pH, the scientific method and lab reports.Materials Needed:Sea shells (I get mine from the Dollar Tree!)VinegarSaltWaterCupsThis activity aligns with NGSS-MS-ESS3 (Human Impact on Earth). Consider the impact that climate change can have on marine organisms.Total Pages: 4This is a 3+ Day Experiment.

By kimberlyfrazier126

Billions of Birds Two-Page Activity Set and Word Search

Billions of Birds Two-Page Activity Set and Word Search

Learn about the billions of birds that fly all over Earth -- their bodies, what they eat, how they reproduce, where and how they live; the common names of, and facts for, some common birds; and bird-themed sayings/idioms; all with this Two-Page Activity Set! This product also includes a Word Search Puzzle containing dozens of vocabulary words from the Activity Set -- useful for reinforcing these bird words and their spelling.Keywords: bird | birds | ornithology | zoology | environmental science | habitat | idioms | colloquialisms

By PuzzleFun

Science Year 5 - 6 week unit on Life cycles of plants and animals, linked with Amazon Rainforest

Science Year 5 - 6 week unit on Life cycles of plants and animals, linked with Amazon Rainforest

6 week unit of work linked to curriculum theme - Amazon Rainforest.National Curriculum 2014 linksBy the end of the unit, pupils should be able to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. The flipchart includes links to all videos by clicking on the images. The worksheets and activities are stored in the flipchart so clicking on the images will open the files. I have also added them as files in the download. Learning Intentions:To know about animal life cyclesTo research Amazon wildlife life cyclesTo be able to plan a fair germination investigation To know that flowering plants reproduceTo be able to design a very dangerous plantTo know about naturalists and behaviourists - David Attenborough and Jane Goodall

By shhmakey

Rainforests - Cursive Display Letters

Rainforests - Cursive Display Letters

A set of display letters, in a cursive font, with a texture that shows a scene from a rainforest.The set includes every letter (in upper and lower case), numbers, mathematical symbols and punctuation.Use these letters on your classroom display boards. They're perfect for when your children are learning about rainforests!You can find hundreds of other sets of cursive display letters at https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/

By teachingideas

KS1 &2 Sharks (5 resources)

KS1 &2 Sharks (5 resources)

Set of 5 resources:KS 1 & 2 Power-point : Variation in Sharks. Learning Objectives• To understand that sharks can be classified into specific groups according to their characteristics.• To recognise similarities and differences in sharks.• To be able to classify sharks into Mackerel, Ground, Carpet, Bullhead and Dogfish groups according to their characteristics.Slides 2-6 explore the definition of variation through key questions in partner/small group discussion. There is also a link to a YouTube clip about sharks. Slides 7-11 are information slides about 4 sharks characterised under the heading Mackerel Sharks.Slides 12-16 are information slides about 4 sharks characterised under the heading Ground sharks.Slides 17-21 are information slides about 4 sharks characterised under the heading Carpet sharks.Slides 22-25 are information slides about 3 sharks characterised under the heading Bullhead sharks.Slides 26-28 are information slides about 2 sharks characterised under the heading Dogfish sharks.Each shark slide gives information ranging from colour, length, location found, food and prey, danger level to humans. Can be split into a series of lessons or used as on entire lesson on variation. The information about the shark groups is written in a simple text so can be printed for pupil use and used to judge comparisons and similarities between the groups within the species. KS2 Y4, 5, 6 Set of 8 comprehension texts and questions on the topic ‘Sharks’. There is one general comprehension on sharks and seven comprehension texts on the following: Angel, Basking, Great White, Great Hammerhead, Nurse, Tiger and Whale sharks. Each text has eight questions.Learning Objectives: I can respond to a range of texts. I can locate ideas and use information.I can refer to the text when explaining a view or reason.I can infer ideas from the text.I can select sentences or phrases to support my answers.KS1 & 2 Label the parts of the Great White SharkA simple worksheet to enable pupils to match the scientific anatomical vocabulary to the correct part of the picture. There are ten body parts to. The vocabulary list is included beneath the picture pupil use. This is a useful activity to assess pupil knowledge of scientific vocabulary at the end of a lesson or mini topic.Shark ID mat useful for playing shark bingo, pairs, snap etc to help pupils learn the names of sharks.Also included is a blank project booklet for pupils to create their own 'Shark' books as part of the lesson or as a homework activity.

By newromantic

Water Bunde

Water Bunde

Are you teaching about water, the sea, oceans, the water cycle or rivers? Then I am sure you would find this wonderful collection of water related presentations, quizzes and creative writing prompts, very useful. These resources can be used for a wide range of different age groups and as part of a cross-curricular unit

By peterfogarty

Animal alphabet game

Animal alphabet game

Game board (to be enlarged to A3) and animal picture and word cards. To be cut and laminated. Children can match the picture/word card to the board in alphabet order. Note that 'X&' is fox (the x is underlined to help) Hope this resource is useful; please rate it if so xx

By choralsongster

Environmental Bundle

Environmental Bundle

This is my environmental bundle. It has presentations on different types of pollution and the environmental problems we face. It also examines in detail climate change. In addition, it reviews habitats and the local environment.

By peterfogarty