Animals

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    Animal classification

    This lesson plan consolidates the names of animals, the characteristics of mammals and practises using is and isn’t .

  • Photo of children drawing. Ideally, drawing animals.
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    Animal characteristics

    This lesson plan introduces the external characteristics of animals by having pupils complete animal riddles, draw animals and then create new riddles for their partner.

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    Wild animals: Mammals, reptiles and birds

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn the characteristics of our furry, scaled and feathered friends.

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    Wild animals: Carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

    In this lesson plan, pupils study the different groups of animals according to what they eat.

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    Vertebrates

    A lesson plan to introduce the different types of vertebrates, including amphibians and mammals, and their properties.

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    Invertebrates: Tarantulas

    A lesson plan with some excellent activities to teach students the key characteristics of these carnivorous creatures.

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    Extreme animals

    In this lesson plan, pupils study fascinating animals, from the world’s biggest to the most intelligent.

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    Wild animals: Parts of their bodies

    In this lesson plan, pupils assemble a cut-out to learn the names of wild animals and label the parts of their bodies.

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    Wild animals: Frogs

    This lesson plan introduces the life cycle of frogs and the key characteristics of amphibians.

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    Wild animals: Fish

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn the main characteristics of fish, including the parts of their body, where they live, and what they eat.

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    Marine life

    In this lesson plan, pupils match puzzle pieces, classify marine animals and fill in a chart according to what sea creatures can and can’t do.

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    Herbivores and carnivores

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the appearance and eating habits of owls, rabbits, mice and snakes, classifying them according to whether they are herbivores or carnivores.