Woodland webs at Westonbirt Arboretum, KS2

Woodland webs programme aimed at KS2

Updated 15th January 2024

Suitable for Years 4-6, March to November

Key concepts

Habitats, food chains, food webs, inter-relationships, biodiversity, adaptations, energy transfer.

Learning outcomes

  • explain that a habitat is a the home of a specific community of plants and animals.
  • explain that plants and animals are adapted to their life style and the conditions of the habitat in which they live.
  • understand and use the terms producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore in food chains and webs.


Ecology of an oak tree - introductory discussion about the woodland habitat.

What's for dinner? - search for evidence of different woodland food and suggest what may come next in the food chain.

Webbing game - an interactive look at just how complex food webs can be.

Invertebrate hunt - find, name and record different invertebrates and then use these to create a small food web for the leaf litter micro-habitat.