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Learning resources for badger cubs of all ages

Welcome to your badger education hub, where you’ll find lots of FREE resources to help with learning at home and at school. Our learning resources are designed to support educators and learners to explore everything about badgers, their habitats and the issues they face.

Professor Brock – from our friends at Binfield Badger Group – has come along to help us, making sure there’s always lots for you to learn about the fascinating lives of badgers.      

 

Let’s explore!

Key Stage 1    Key Stage 2    Key Stage 3

The Secret Life of Badgers film

Our educational film, packed with real-life footage of badgers and clear, bright infographics, is timed to celebrate ‘National Badger Day’ on 6th October. But as every day is Badger Day for our charity, you can use it any time of the year! 

This 12-minute film is designed especially for assembly and classroom use for KS1 and KS2 learners and is a great place to start learning about badgers, helping to educate the next generation of badger protectors and wildlife enthusiasts.

The Secret Life of Badgers is broken up into several easy sections and is narrated by Billy Heaney, an enthusiastic zoologist and wildlife presenter. It's suitable for KS2 as a standalone 'plug and play' activity, or for KS1 and KS2 as a 'play and pause' interactive assembly. 

The following resources include Teacher notes and Pupil worksheets:

KS1 Class exercise for Secret Life of Badgers film

KS2 Badger Fact File for Secret Life of Badgers film

A collaboration between Badger Trust and Binfield Badger Group 

 
 

Key Stage 1

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Badgerships

Maths

A game for two players, ideal for early finishers to practise formulating strategy and reading co-ordinates

18.3MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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Foraging Badgers & Wriggly Worms

Science

A new take on Snakes & Ladders. This can be played as a simple board game or as a more complex quiz game allowing children to learn about badgers.

8.6MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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Find the Peanuts

Art

Encourages hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as a pre-handwriting or improved handwriting activity. Also gets children thinking about badgers and their habitats.

1.8MB PDF

Created for Badger Trust by Lily Clarke

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Badger dot to dot

Art

Helps with counting, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills to improve handwriting. The sheet can be coloured in.

547KB PDF

Created for Badger Trust by Suzanne Teal​

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Build a badger

Maths

A game for two or more players, ideal for re-inforcing the skills of number recognition, counting, sequencing, matching and orientation.

2.4MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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True or False

Science

A quick starter activity to get children thinking about badgers or a plenary to confirm learning.

1.7MB PDF

By Professor Brock 

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Badger infochart to colour

Science

A first introduction to facts about the lives of badgers. The information sheet can be coloured in.

1.6MB PDF

Created for Badger Trust by Katharine Love

 

Key Stage 2

KS2 Foraging Badgers _ Wriggly Worms BT

Foraging Badgers and Wriggly Worms

Science

A new take on Snakes & Ladders. Children learn about badgers as they seek to get from their sett to the foraging ground.

8.5MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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Kennings

English

A creative writing task to complement Saxon and Viking studies and the story of Beowulf.

2.9MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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Calculating perimeters

Maths

A maths activity to develop pupils' ability to calculate the perimeter of rectangles.

4.1MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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Badger Ecology 

Science

An introduction to the fascinating lives of badgers. The information sheet can be coloured in.

1.9MB PDF

Created for Badger Trust by Annalees Lim

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Science

An introduction to the key concepts relating to food chains focussing on the British countryside.

14.3MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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Badgerships

Maths

A game for two players, ideal for early finishers to practise formulating strategy and reading co-ordinates

19MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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World Badgers

Geography

A geography activity to find out about badger species worldwide and where they live, label accurately maps with worldwide locations and use the internet to find answers to questions posed.

3.2MB PDF

By Professor Brock

 

Key Stage 3

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English

An opportunity for pupils to analyse 18th century poetry in terms of structure, language, meaning and purpose

1.7MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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Writing Styles and Purpose

English

Compare and contrast scientific writing and fiction

1.2MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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Metaphors

English

Analysing a famous political metaphor and opportunities for children to devise their own metaphors about badgers.

1.1MB PDF

By Professor Brock

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Badger A-Z

General

Test your knowledge or computer research skills with our A-Z quiz of all things badger.

1.4MB PDF

By Professor Brock

More free resources available

More from Professor Brock available at Binfield Badger Group

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