First News Education - 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.

First News Education provides teaching professionals with invaluable, time-saving tools to advance their pupils’ core literacy levels and nurture the crucial skills that will set them up to excel throughout their education.

Through the exploration of local, national and global news stories from First News, the UK’s only newspaper published for children, pupils will grow their skills through accurately understanding and evaluating news, in the form of engaging, weekly reading activities.

First News Education’s pre-prepared, hassle-free reading activities are delivered in three differentiated levels for KS2 and KS3.

First News Education provides teaching professionals with invaluable, time saving tools to advance their pupils’ core literacy levels.

Through the exploration of UK and international news, pupils are encouraged to grow their skills through accurately understanding and evaluating news stories.

Building the invaluable ability to respond to information precisely will help prepare them for the academic challenges they will encounter throughout KS2 and KS3.


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Arriving in schools every Friday, First News delivers global news stories in an accessible, engaging way to cultivate a love for reading, enrich knowledge and improve literacy levels.

The most efficient way to engage pupils with online, interactive comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debates, tailored to suit each pupils abilities and support learning at the correct pace.

Our printable reading activities are produced in three levels to support our tailored approach to learning, encouraging children to evaluate information and form reasoned responses.


Newspaper

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Arriving in schools every Friday, First News delivers global news stories in an accessible, engaging way to cultivate a love for reading, enrich knowledge and improve literacy levels.


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Online iHub

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The most efficient way to engage pupils with online, interactive comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debates, tailored to suit each pupils abilities and support learning at the correct pace.


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Activity Sheets

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Our printable reading exercises are produced in three levels to support our tailored approach to learning, encouraging children to evaluate information and form reasoned responses.


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Why Choose First News Education?

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Join 9,000 Others

More than 9,000 schools are already using our award-winning tools to transform their approach to literacy. Find out how First News Education is making a difference.

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Improve Reading Skills

National Literacy Trust research showed that using First News resources in the classroom displayed positive changes in both reading attitudes and attainment.

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Connect News and Learning

Weekly news reading, analysis and discussion can have a powerful impact on students’ learning in both KS2 and 3. Find out more about the many proven benefits of integrating news into reading.

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Reduce Workload

Our flexible, time-saving tools are designed to seamlessly integrate into existing lessons or form the basis of exciting new ones, in the form of hassle-free, pre-prepared reading activities.

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Join 9,000 Others

More than 9,000 schools are already using our award-winning tools to transform their approach to literacy. Find out how First News Education is making a difference.

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Improve Reading Skills

National Literacy Trust research showed that using First News resources in the classroom displayed positive changes in both reading attitudes and attainment.

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Connect News and Learning

Weekly news reading, analysis and discussion can have a powerful impact on students’ learning in both KS2 and 3. Find out more about the many proven benefits of integrating news into reading.

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Reduce Workload

Our flexible, time-saving tools are designed to seamlessly integrate into existing lessons or form the basis of exciting new ones, in the form of hassle-free, pre-prepared reading activities.

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“Students are noticeably more confident at talking about big issues and have a better understanding of what is happening in the world around them.”

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“We have recorded a notable improvement in both reading progress and attainment in all year groups across the school.”


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