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  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    Discuss the news: TRUMP TAKES CHARGE

    ON Friday 20 January, Donald J Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States of America. The event at which a new leader is sworn in is called the inauguration, and it is an important part of American democracy. What happens on the big day? And… Download here

  • Featured Resource Partners
    Featured Resource Partners

    What not to do if you turn invisible – Teacher Resource Pack

    The Book From the author of the unforgettable bestseller, ‘Time Travelling With A Hamster’ comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever… Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. But… Download here

  • Featured Resource Partners

    Visit ZSL London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo in 2017 – at last year’s prices

    Advertisement Feature Bring your pupils along for a visit to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo in 2017 and discover all that ZSL has to offer. Take your pupils around the Zoo where they can explore, enjoy and get closer than ever to our animals with our exciting daily… Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    We can’t shield children from bad news, and nor should we try

    Worrying NSPCC figures released this week showed a 35% increase in children calling Childline due to anxiety about world affairs. Distressing though this is, I am not surprised. Why not? Firstly, because children overhear so much: Brexit, terrorism, climate change. Whether we realise it or not, they take everything on… Download here

  • iHub Support
    iHub Support

    How to use the updated iHub Teacher Sections

    The teachers’ iHUB experience has been updated to make it easier, quicker and more purposeful. What’s been improved?  Lesson Planning, Marking Centre, Reporting, Weekly Achievements, Group Working, Messages and printable pupil login sheet Download the iHub Teacher Updates Support Guide here. Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    Talking to your class about the clown craze

    Our editorial team made the decision to cover the strange clown craze that’s sweeping the nation right now on this week’s First News front page and some of you may have some questions about that decision. I want to stress that we did not make this decision to scaremonger, but… Download here

  • Campaigns and Events
    Campaigns and Events

    BACK TO SCHOOL WITH HEADS TOGETHER

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  • Journalistic Writing Posters

    POSTER: Top Ten Tips for Writing a Newspaper Report

    Free literacy poster: Top Ten Tips for Writing a Newspaper Report Tips for pupils to help perfect their news reports, written by First News editor, Nicky Cox.  Click the link below to download this Free Resource…… Download here