This resource contains 10 animal fact files for 10 different types of common British wildlife. The suggested activity is for pupils to split into groups and use these for a hot seating exercise.
Pupils can either be split into groups of 2 or 3 – if groups of 2, MAT pupils can research animals from scratch instead of using a fact file as a guide. Recommendations for 5 other common animals are suggested in the teacher notes for these other groups.
Once pupils have researched their animal in set areas, a hot seating exercise can take place where pupils ‘are’ the animal and are answering questions based on what they have found.
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Resources and links
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- Printed Animal Fact Files (or they can be viewed on an iPad or similar device)
- Learn One New Thing about Nature
Area of Learning and Experience
- Language, Literacy and Communication
- Expressive Arts
- Science and Technology
Eilidh Brailey spent most of her childhood at her local youth theatre, first as a participant and later leading workshops for younger people. She went on to devise and perform shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, helping to reinforce her view of the importance of the arts for young people. After completing her degree, Eilidh moved to Wales to complete her PGCE, training to be a primary school teacher. She recently completed this training and aims to implement creativity and creative learning in her lesson delivery to stimulate the imaginations of her pupils and help to develop their creative skills as well as promoting self-confidence.
Photos on pp 4-7, 9, 11-13 by Lawrie Brailey.