First News for Schools - First News is the UK's only newspaper for young people and a highly engaging literacy resource for schools. A range of school packages are available, including our new Literacy iHub, a digital literacy tool for 7-14 year olds.

What we can offer schools

The Newspaper

The Newspaper

  • A quality newspaper for 7 – 14 year olds
  • Weekly print, online and tablet editions
  • Always topical, with a huge range of articles

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The Literacy iHub

The Literacy iHub

  • A unique online literacy tool for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3
  • Interactive, digital teaching resources
  • Pupils earn virtual rewards for task completed

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 The Printable Resources

The Printable Resources

  • New sets of teaching resources created each week
  • Literacy resources for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3
  • Easy to integrate into schools’ reading programmes

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Call us on 020 3195 7256 to find the perfect package for your school

Schools Packages

 

Printable resources

  • Easy to use printable activities
  • Limited offer – get 6 free copies of First News for the first 12 months (term time only)
  • Differentiated for Years 3-8
  • Topical reading activities delivered by email each week

Annual subscription from £315

Resources sent by email 40 weeks across the year

Or call us on 020 3195 7256

iHub

  • Interactive digital reading platform
  • Limited offer – get 6 free copies of First News for the first 12 months (term time only)
  • Differentiated for Years 3-8
  • Topical reading activities available on the iHub platform, updated each week
  • Gamification and instant feedback provides pupil motivation
  • News gallery provides extension activities and creative writing opportunities
  • View pupils' progress and mark activites via dashboard

Annual subscription from £585

Updated each Friday, 40 weeks across the year

Or call us on 020 3195 7256
 

If you have any questions, please call our education team who will help you choose the right package for your school.

020 3195 7256

8AM – 5:30PM Mon – Fri

Or email us on schools@firstnews.co.uk. Please call us on the above number for bespoke quotes.

‘‘My pupils LOVE First News - Cries of 'Yes!' erupt when I bring the new issue into the classroom.’’

Carly Blythe

Teacher

First News – a unique literacy resource for every school

First News is the UK’s original children’s newspaper. For 10 years we have been supporting literacy and learning through current affairs. Published weekly in print and digital editions, First News also offers a wealth of print and digital teaching resources for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.

  • A quality newspaper for 7 – 14 year olds
  • Topical literacy teaching resources accompany every issue
  • Literacy iHub – new digital learning tool
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89% of teachers think that First News helps improve literacy in young people*

*Reader Survey 2014

Teachers and pupils recommend First News

From reluctant readers to high achievers, we make literacy exciting, relevant and fun for all.  First News leads to deeper thinking, stronger classroom debate and real improvement in literacy skills. Our weekly teaching resources accompany the paper and are a great way for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom.

  • The National Literacy Trust says First News “significantly improves” reading skills
  • Teachers say First News transforms attitudes to reading
  • “We love First News … It opens a door to the world of knowledge.” Pupils of Howard Junior School
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See how First News is already transforming lessons

Our children love First News
Our children love First News

“They tend to read the newspaper for pleasure and enjoy discussing the articles in class”

Even those who struggle with reading respond to First News
Even those who struggle with reading respond to First News

“Children love having the physical newspaper in class and sharing the stories with each other.”

There are many ways that you can make use of First News in your school
There are many ways that you can make use of First News in your school

“We have always used the print version as a resource for guided reading but with iHub it makes life easier.”

The conversations that I hear kids having after our classes about current affairs are just brilliant.

Peter Hook

Peter Hook

Teacher
Manchester

First News gives children unrivaled insight into topics that kids should be taking an interest in.

Melanie Blatt

Melanie Blatt

Teacher
Lincolnshire