First News Education -

INSPIRING LEARNING THROUGH GLOBAL NEWS

As more and more schools turn to news as a foundation for learning, it is increasingly important to consider effective methods for news-based teaching. First News Education is built around maximising the benefits of regular news reading in schools, by providing teaching professionals with a complete solution to growing students’ global awareness while developing their crucial reading, writing and oracy skills.

INSPIRING LEARNING THROUGH GLOBAL NEWS

As more and more schools turn to news as a foundation for learning, it is increasingly important to consider effective methods for news-based teaching. First News Education is built around maximising the benefits of regular news reading in schools, by providing teaching professionals with a complete solution to growing students’ global awareness while developing their crucial reading, writing and oracy skills.

DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

AND ACTIVITY SHEETS

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Available on an unlimited number of iOS and Android devices, the First News Digital Newspaper delivers weekly news across your entire school every Friday, and includes 52 issues in the year.

Activity Sheets are weekly comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles and debates based on the latest stories in First News. Designed to encourage students to delve into the detail of news stories, they are produced in three levels for Lower KS2, Upper KS2 and KS3. This taster includes one full set of Activity Sheets and a link to a PDF version of First News. Find out more about First News Digital Newspaper and Activity Sheets.

PRINT NEWSPAPER

AND ACTIVITY SHEETS

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First News is delivered every Friday during term time, and includes 40 issues in the year. Read by over two million young people each week, First News is the UK’s only newspaper published for children.

Activity Sheets are weekly comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles and debates based on the latest stories in First News. Designed to encourage students to delve into the detail of news stories, they are produced in three levels for Lower KS2, Upper KS2 and KS3. This taster includes one full set of Activity Sheets and 3 copies of one edition of First News to introduce to your class. Find out more about First News Print Newspaper and Activity Sheets.

ONLINE

iHUB

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For an interactive learning experience, the iHub’s news-based comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debates are automatically assigned to each pupil at their suited reading level, for KS2 to KS3.

With an instant marking feature, homework option and points awarded, the iHub engages, encourages accuracy, and motivates students to develop crucial skills through growing their knowledge of local, national and global news. Teachers can benefit from weekly, pre-prepared lesson and homework content, time-saving features and the ability to track and measure pupil progress. Find out more about the iHub.

DIGITAL NEWSPAPER AND ACTIVITY SHEETS

D+AS

Available on an unlimited number of iOS and Android devices, the First News Digital Newspaper delivers weekly news across your entire school every Friday, and includes 52 issues in the year.

Activity Sheets are weekly comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles and debates based on the latest stories in First News. Designed to encourage students to delve into the detail of news stories, they are produced in three levels for Lower KS2, Upper KS2 and KS3. This taster includes one full set of Activity Sheets and a link to a PDF version of First News. Find out more about First News Digital Newspaper and Activity Sheets.

PRINT NEWSPAPER AND ACTIVITY SHEETS

newspaper3

First News is delivered every Friday during term time, and includes 40 issues in the year. Read by over two million young people each week, First News is the UK’s only newspaper published for children.

Activity Sheets are weekly comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles and debates based on the latest stories in First News. Designed to encourage students to delve into the detail of news stories, they are produced in three levels for Lower KS2, Upper KS2 and KS3. This taster includes one full set of Activity Sheets and 3 copies of one edition of First News to introduce to your class. Find out more about First News Print Newspaper and Activity Sheets.

ONLINE iHUB

ihub6

For an interactive learning experience, the iHub’s news-based comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debates are automatically assigned to each pupil at their suited reading level, for KS2 to KS3.

With an instant marking feature, homework option and points awarded, the iHub engages, encourages accuracy, and motivates students to develop crucial skills through growing their knowledge of local, national and global news. Teachers can benefit from weekly, pre-prepared lesson and homework content, time-saving features and the ability to track and measure pupil progress. Find out more about the iHub.

Ready to bring First News Education into your school?

Email [email protected] or call 01371 851 898, weekdays from 9.00am to 5.00pm, to speak to a member of the team about choosing your ideal package.

Ready to bring First News Education into your school?


To speak to a member of the team about choosing your ideal package call us on 01371 851 898 or email [email protected].

How First News Education is making a difference in more than 9,000 schools

“We’ve recorded a notable improvement in both reading progress and attainment in all year groups across the school. We believe the weekly use of First News as part of our learning journey is a significant contributing factor to this. Our pupils have an increasing awareness of the wider world and we feel that our work with First News is helping us to give them the exposure to current world news that they need”

Gemma Hall, Assistant Head, Portway Primary School

“The children like the different range of activities on offer, how it can link to current events and that the children can take part in votes. The way articles link to crosswords, definitions the children really engage with them, also being able to make tasks harder or easier”

Craig Liddle, Assistant Head, Springfield Junior School

“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

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