Habitats and Adaptions - Rainforests

Merlin the Military Macaw

Session Outline

This session introduces the term ‘habitat’ with a detailed look at the ‘rainforest’ habitat.

The session will look at the different layers of the rainforest and discuss how animals survive in each layer. Children will understand what basic requirements, including humans, need in their habitats to survive.

Children will learn that animals are ‘adapted’ to the habitat they live in. With the help of animal artefacts, the session will use examples of animals found in rainforests to show adaptations of different animals from the same habitat.



  • Understand the term ‘habitat’

  • Understand the basic requirements needed within a habitat to help animals survive

  • Understand how different animals have different adaptations

  • Understand the importance of camouflage

Curriculum Links

Science (KS1) 

  • Animals, including humans
  • Living things and their habitat

Science (KS2)

  • Living things and their habitat
  • Evolution and inheritance

Geography (KS2)

  • Locational knowledge
  • Human and physical geography