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Journalistic Writing

Journalistic Writing


Journalistic writing is a key form of non-fiction writing used to report news and factual events.

Learning about journalistic writing is a key part of the English curriculum for KS2 children. In this section you’ll find useful resources to support in teaching your class about newspaper reports.

A Brief History of News

News is more accessible than ever, in fact it can feel virtually inescapable. But what is news and how did fake news come to exist?

School Newspaper of The Year Competition

Is your school newspaper the best in the UK? Enter our competition to be crowned School Newspaper of the Year, win a trophy and feature in a special report.

Features of a Newspaper Report KS2

This handy poster is designed to help students identify the key characteristics of a newspaper report and gives them a head start in creating their own.

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