Pets need

This lesson looks at the basic needs of animals (pets) and the basic needs of humans.

Curriculum objectives

Pupils should learn:

  • that all humans have basic needs
  • that all animals have basic needs
  • to compare and contrast the needs of a pet to the needs of humans
  • to acknowledge similarities and differences.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this lesson:

  • most pupils: know that animals have needs just like humans, and that these needs include food, water, companionship, a suitable place to live, being looked after by a vet if they are ill, and the freedom to behave naturally. They begin to appreciate the ways in which humans have a responsibility towards all animals - wild animals, farm animals and pets
  • some pupils have not made so much progress and: know that animals have needs just like humans, and that these needs include food, water, companionship, a suitable place to live, being looked after by a vet if they are ill, and the freedom to behave naturally. They appreciate that humans have a responsibility to look after animals properly
  • some pupils have progressed further and: know that animals have needs just like humans, and that these needs include food, water, companionship, a suitable place to live, being looked after by a vet if they are ill, and the freedom to behave naturally. They begin to appreciate the ways in which humans have a responsibility towards all animals - wild animals, farm animals and pets. They identify the wildlife in their local area and know how to help protect wild animals.