Forest food chains programme aimed at KS2, available at Westonbirt Arboretum
Suitable for Years 3 and 4, March to November
Habitats, food chain, producer, consumer, predator, prey, feeding relationships.
- Explain that a habitat is the home of a specific community of plants and animals.
- Understand the terms producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore and their relevance in food chains.
- Explain that all food chains start with plants that make their own food using sunlight.
- Use evidence found in the woodland to represent each stage of a food chain.
Build a food chain - an introductory activity to introduce and reinforce vocabulary.
Habitat game - looking at the needs for life, surviving predators and competition for food.
Global food chains - at different tree species from around the world, use our photo packs to create food chains that feature the tree.
What's for dinner? - search for evidence of different sources of food and consider the next part of the food chain.
Food chain challenge - collect as much evidence as possible to represent producers, primary and secondary consumers. Create a viable food chain from the evidence.