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INSPIRE LEARNING THROUGH GLOBAL NEWS

First News Education provides schools with news-based learning tools for lessons, homework and remote-teaching, to support the development of core reading, writing and oracy skills in Key Stages 2 and 3.

News is a unique form of non-fiction, proven to win over the most reluctant readers, but the benefits of learning through news are vast. Current events have reinforced how crucial it is for our young generations to feel informed and reassured about complex issues, and reminded of the positive news from around the world. It is our goal to equip young people with an enriched knowledge of the world and the fundamental skills they need to succeed throughout school and beyond.

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ABOUT OUR NEWS & LITERACY TOOLS

DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

The First News digital newspaper is available as either a UK or International edition, for schools to choose how much UK or global news coverage they prefer. Published weekly over 52 issues in the year, the digital newspaper offers school-wide access for all teachers and pupils, across all devices including computers, tablets and phones.

PRINT NEWSPAPER

Arriving in schools every Friday during term, First News delivers UK and worldwide news stories in an accessible, engaging way. As the UK’s only newspaper for young people, it’s packed with the latest stories and fascinating facts, from science, technology, politics, nature, sport and more. First News cultivates a love of reading, enriches knowledge, and improves core reading skills.

iHUB

The Bett-Award Winning iHub delivers weekly, interactive comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debate topics based on the latest stories in First News. Activities are automatically tailored to suit each pupils’ abilities, saving teachers valuable time and ensuring each child has a personalised learning experience. As well as a free 30-day trial, we can offer complimentary, live demo tours.

ACTIVITY SHEETS

Activity Sheets are printable comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, quizzes and fortnightly debates, provided every week during term in three reading levels, to support our tailored approach to learning. Based on delving into the detail of the latest stories in First News, they encourage children to understand and evaluate information, and form reasoned responses.

DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

The First News digital newspaper is available as either a UK or International edition, for schools to choose how much UK or global news coverage they prefer. Published weekly over 52 issues in the year, the digital newspaper offers school-wide access for all teachers and pupils, across all devices including computers, tablets and phones.

PRINT NEWSPAPER

Arriving in schools every Friday during term, First News delivers UK and worldwide news stories in an accessible, engaging way. As the UK’s only newspaper for young people, it’s packed with the latest stories and fascinating facts, from science, technology, politics, nature, sport and more. First News cultivates a love of reading, enriches knowledge, and improves core reading skills.

iHUB

The Bett-Award Winning iHub delivers weekly, interactive comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debate topics based on the latest stories in First News. Activities are automatically tailored to suit each pupils’ abilities, saving teachers valuable time and ensuring each child has a personalised learning experience. As well as a free 30-day trial, we can offer complimentary, live demo tours.

ACTIVITY SHEETS

Activity Sheets are printable comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, quizzes and fortnightly debates, provided every week during term in three reading levels, to support our tailored approach to learning. Based on delving into the detail of the latest stories in First News, they encourage children to understand and evaluate information, and form reasoned responses.

TRUSTED BY THOUSANDS OF SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE

“We know that one of the key aspects of developing a reading for pleasure culture is ‘Choice’ and First News provides that through its newspaper and online resources in abundance. The debating and poll elements of the newspaper are fantastic and support our whole-school focus on developing oracy superbly. And what we see is our young people at their best, discussing current issues that matter to them in thoughtful, articulate ways. When people suggest that young people are disengaged with what’s going in the world, engagement with First News proves the absolute opposite.” 

English Lead Practitioner, St Michael’s Catholic School, Buckinghamshire

FIND THE IDEAL PACKAGE FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Thousands of primary and secondary schools have embedded First News Education across their curriculum, including reading sessions, English lessons, PSHE, Citizenship, intervention groups and extra-curricular activities such as school newspaper and debate clubs. Whether your school is looking to improve literacy levels or develop pupils’ global awareness, First News Education has a solution to help.

Need help choosing? Speak to a member of the team on (+44) 01371 851 898, weekdays 9.00am to 5.00pm, or email education@firstnews.co.uk

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Offer terms: Offer available exclusively for schools who do not have an active subscription with First News Education. Orders must be placed by 5pm on 15/10/2021. Payment can be made by card or can be invoiced. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer codes. The 10% off discount can be redeemed on any package combination and will apply to the first year of the subscription only. Subscriptions will automatically renew at full rate, in line with our standard terms. 2021BTS can be used online at schools.firstnews.co.uk/pricing or via our Subscriptions Team, at education@firstnews.co.uk or on 01371 851 898, weekdays 9.00am to 5.00pm (excluding UK bank holidays).
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