Our focus text is 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo.
Here are some useful website about Africa:
Amazing photos, information on protection and conservation
Simple information lots of pictures, includes strange facts, good links
Excellent info about chameleons and Madagascar
Lots of information, photos games, great childrens website video clips etc.
Has detailed clear information on many species with a focus on endangerment
Maps and information
Some of this excellent site is available free – the interactive map is particularly useful!
You can type in a coutry in Africa, click on photos and view photos of the countries. You can even look on street view!
The children can challenge themselves to complete the puzzle of Africa, like a jigsaw, slotting together the different countries.