Edible Forest

Especially suitable for KS 1 and 2, this tour introduces students to the wide variety of foods that come from rainforest environments. Pupils will learn the requirements of living things for growth and survival. They will learn how plants make their food and about the diets of our animals, including examples of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores and how they obtain their food and about the different levels within a food chain. Students will also learn about some of the foods that we eat that originate in the rainforest, including foods they might find on the supermarket shelves in the UK and the diet of indigenous people.

Key words:  diets, herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, predator, prey, producer, food chain, food web

This tour is suitable for KS 1 and 2 and will support the following National Curricula and IPC Curricula topics:

National Curriculum

Key Stage 1


Year 1 – Animals including humans

Year 2 – Living things and their habitats, Plants, Animals including humans

Key Stage 2


Year 3 – Plants, Animals including humans

Year 4 – Animals including humans


Locational knowledge, Place knowledge, Human and physical geography,  Geographical skills

International Primary Curriculum

Milepost 1 – We are what we eat, Flowers and Insects, I’m Alive, Live and Let live, Our world,   The Earth our home

Milepost 2 – What’s on the Menu, Different places similar lives, Land, Sea and Sky, The Nature of life

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