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.

Make the news an essential foundation for learning 

Created every week by our experienced education team, our award-winning tools for KS2 and KS3 enable you to develop pupils’ essential reading skills through growing their understanding of the world outside the classroom.

NEWSPAPER AND ACTIVITY SHEETS

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Read by over two million young people each week, First News delivers a unique form of non-fiction. Activity Sheets are comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, quizzes and debates to delve into the detail of news stories, produced in three levels to support our tailored approach to learning.

ONLINE iHUB

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For an interactive learning experience, the iHub’s comprehensions, puzzles, polls and debates are automatically assigned to each pupil at their suited reading level. With instant marking and online awards to encourage accuracy, the iHub is an invaluable tool to develop crucial skills and track pupil progress.

NEWSPAPER AND ACTIVITY SHEETS

Arriving in more than 9,000 schools every Friday and read by over two million young people each week, First News delivers a unique form of non-fiction. Our  accompanying Activity Sheets are comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debates to delve into the detail of news stories, produced in three levels to support our tailored approach to learning.

Online iHub

For an interactive learning experience, the iHub’s comprehensions, puzzles, polls and debates are automatically assigned to each pupil at their suited reading level. With instant marking and online awards to encourage accuracy, the iHub is an invaluable tool to develop crucial skills and track pupil progress.

Ready to bring First News Education into your school?

Call 01371 851 898 or email [email protected] 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