Editor's letter

23rd March 2001 at 00:00
This month we are launching a beautiful pull-out series on endangered species. Children care about the world they live in and understand far better than previous generations that everything in it is inter-connected. TES Primary's "WorldWatch" collection will take them round the globe to visit beautiful animals and habitats which are under threat. They will encounter such unfamiliar creatures as the Resplendent Quetzal bird of the Central American cloud forest (this month's focus) and the Napoleon Wrasse, a huge fish which lives in coral reefs, and well-known ones, such as the Antarctic's Emperor Penguin. They are more than exotica. Our series will show the imporant role of the rainforests, the oceans, the rivers, the ice-caps in your pupils' own lives and will look at what individuals can do to help preserve them.

Not everything in TES Primary this month is interconnected - but we do have a number of features which can tie in with the Quetzal poster. There's a map showing the threatened forests of Europe and, on the back, a poster for younger children on the birds of Britain. On page 10, Samm Kweku Richardson sings the praises of birds in general. And, on page 16, there's the story of the Aztecs, who used the Quetzal bird's feathers to make head-dresses for royalty.

Diane Hofkins Editor TESPrimary

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today