Let’s talk about animals – a guide to teaching about animals and their lifestyles


A guide for primary teachers learning and teaching about animals and their lifestyles.


Age Range: 7-11

Format: Paperback

Authors: Stuart Naylor & Tricia Budd

ISBN: 9780863574627


This publication and accompanying downloadable resource pack of 24 engaging activities aims to support children’s learning about animals and their lifestyles in primary classrooms. It does this by:

  • providing a rich and engaging set of activities
  • creating opportunities for discussion and debate
  • motivating children to find out more about animals and their lifestyles
  • providing a focus, a context and a purpose for learning
  • creating opportunities for self, peer and teacher formative assessment.

We recognise that animals and their lifestyles is a challenging area to teach, so we have ensured that the nature and style of the activities addresses these challenges. Each activity will help children to:

  • become more aware of what they already know and of areas of uncertainty or disagreement with their peers
  • discover patterns and relationships that link animals and their lifestyles together
  • extend their range of examples of animals and their lifestyles that illustrate these patterns and relationships
  • develop understanding of some fundamental biological concepts
  • develop their research skills through structured, systematic and purposeful activities
  • enhance their science enquiry skills in non-practical settings.

Let’s talk about evolution is the perfect accompaniment to Let’s talk about animals.


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Price Range

£6.00 – £20.00


Science – general


Millgate House

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