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I run a mobile educational zoo. We visit schools with our animals. Before setting up my Ark I was a teacher of Design Technology, ICT and Maths as well as a supply teacher covering all age ranges and most subjects. I marked Maths SATs for 7 years and now moderate and mark for OCR. Here are some of my worksheets that I use along the way.

I run a mobile educational zoo. We visit schools with our animals. Before setting up my Ark I was a teacher of Design Technology, ICT and Maths as well as a supply teacher covering all age ranges and most subjects. I marked Maths SATs for 7 years and now moderate and mark for OCR. Here are some of my worksheets that I use along the way.
Rainforests Workbook
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Rainforests Workbook

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This 12 page workbook includes everything you need to cover Rainforests. There are tasks involving numeracy and literacy to keep students interested. This booklet can be used alongside your lessons as homework or a longer challenge or it can be used as a starter for several lessons.
Animals Word Search
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Animals Word Search

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Find the animals in the word search. This can be used as a starter in a lesson where students then find information about an animal from the list. This could include listing which are carnivore, herbivore, insectivore, etc; or reptile, insect, mammal, etc.; maybe finding out the environment they live in or their care needs.
Habitats
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Habitats

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This is a worksheet which can be used as a starter or plenary within a project on habitats, climates or adapting to the environment. This has been used for Key Stage 2 and SEN Key Stage 3/4. There is an answer sheet attached and students join the animals to the relevant climate where they would be found.
Class Pet Project
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Class Pet Project

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This is a plan, workbook and extra sheets for a project to decide which animal would make a good class pet. The workbook includes spaces for research, planning where the pet would be in the room, comparing aninals. Students look at the cost of buying and caring for the animal as well as considerations such as space required, habits, and wheter the animal is nocturnal. This can be used to aid students with long term planning, measuring, representing size, budgeting and presentation skills. The teachers' plan gives ideas for activities and ideas for students to create their own artefacts. The maze worksheet can be used for a starter. There is an extra sheet for investigating extra animals. Please ask if you think of more worksheets you would like added to the pack as I wll be happy to consider any improvements.
Food Worksheet and Answer Sheet
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Food Worksheet and Answer Sheet

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These sheets are for plenary or introduction within a food web project. Students match feed to each animal and then match to the headings Carnivore, Insectivore, Herbivore, Omnivore.
Chinese New Year
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Chinese New Year

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This 12 page booklet covers all the main information about Chinese New Year and gives plenty of Literacy and Numeracy opportunities. There are 2 storyboards to draw so that students can represent the legends. Students need to find information such as the phases of the moon and what the lanterns and dances look like. They get a chance to write their own couplets. Included is a simple recipe to try. Buying this gives you access to any extra resources I add to this pack later.
Animal Labels
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Animal Labels

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Included in this pack are labels and instructions. Labels include animals, climates, temperatures, food, etc. These labels can be used within your display or as matching games
Labels for investigating Climates
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Labels for investigating Climates

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This package contains a range of labels and instructions. These labels can be used along with other labels available from Nesta’s Ark to be used in several subjects. They are great as starters or for plenaries. It comes with instructions and a spreadsheet with all the data so that teachers can check who should be in each group. Try giving pupils labels and let them find students with matching labels to create a group or have the group labels around the room and get pupils to move to the correct group area. These labels cover several elements of climates such as Vegitation, Precipitation, Day Length and Facts. The climates covered are Cold, Temperate, Subtropical and Tropical.