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Thousands of school across the UK and around the world embed news-based learning into their classrooms, homework and remote-learning plans. Through our digital and offline learning tools for Key Stages 2 and 3, teaching professionals are inspiring learning through global news.
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“This is the Roger Federer of news resources. It’s a real class act jam-packed with information, insight and intrigue and makes children feel part of a news community”

Review by John Dabell for Teach Primary

How more than 9,000 schools have integrated First News Education into their curriculum

WEEKLY CLASSROOM READING

ENGLISH LESSONS

HOME READING ACTIVITIES

WEEKLY TOPICAL ASSEMBLIES

INTERVENTION GROUPS

PUPIL PREMIUM

ENGAGING RELUCTANT READERS

DISCUSSION AND ORACY PROJECTS

DEBATE CLUB

CITIZENSHIP PROJECTS

SCHOOL NEWSPAPERS

ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

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Newspaper

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Read by more than two and a half million* young people every week, First News reports on the biggest and most fascinating news from the UK and around the world, for children aged 7 to 14. From quick news to in-depth reports, First News covers a huge variety of topics, engaging every reader type while cultivating a love of learning.

Engage

First News iHub - The interactive learning platform

The Bett award-winning Engage platform delivers interactive comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debate topics based on the latest stories in the newspaper, for KS2 and KS3. Each activity is pre-crafted to three reading levels and marked automatically in the platform, saving teachers valuable time. Instantly marked as they go, pupils earn points through each activity, incentivising their accuracy.

Engage Printables

Activity Sheets - weekly printable activities based on the latest news

Engage Printables are weekly comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, quizzes and fortnightly debates, based on delving into the week’s news stories in First News. Created in three reading levels for Lower KS2, Upper KS2 and KS3, they provide fully prepared, printable lesson content every week alongside a subscription to First News print or digital newspaper.