• Journalistic Writing

    Journalistic Words and Phrases KS2

    This word bank of journalistic sentence openers and other words and phrases that are found in newspapers can be used to help students write their own newspaper reports.

  • Journalistic Writing

    How To Start a School Newspaper

    There are numerous benefits to setting up a school newspaper. Not sure where to start? Our handy step by step guide will help get your school paper off the ground.

  • Cross Curricular

    Writing A Collaborative Story With Cressida Cowell

    The incredible Cressida Cowell, Waterstones Children’s Laureate, has written the beginning of a brand new story just for First News and we’re asking our readers to imagine what happens next.

  • Debating

    Good Debate Topics for KS3

    Need some help identifying interesting debate topics for key stage 3 children? Here’s some good debate topics for KS3 to get your started.

  • Debating

    A Teachers Guide on How to Run Debates in the Classroom

    Debating is integral to helping students develop their critical thinking skills but it can be tricky to know where to start when introducing debate into the classroom. This guide answers all these questions and more to help kick start your classroom debate.