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  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    Introducing newspapers into classroom reading

      First News strives on supporting literacy and learning through current affairs. By using our newspaper, your pupils can naturally explore ideas of citizenship where they will learn more about the world through wide reading and informed discussion. Inspire a love of literacy by following our 10 tips for… Download here

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    Featured Resource Partners

    Wrap, Splat, Hat is back – free sun awareness for schools

    Wrap, Splat, Hat – the free sun awareness programme – is back ready to help you teach 5 to 11 year olds how they can have fun in the sun safely. Wrap, Splat, Hat is a brought to you by Garnier Ambre Solaire in partnership with National Schools Partnership and… Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    How to talk to children when the news is scary

    These seven tips by Editor in Chief, Nicky Cox MBE, are perfect to share with your pupils’ parents. Don’t try to turn off the news when there is bad news. Sadly, in the technological world in which we live, adults are no longer in control of how children access information. Download here

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    Tax, Fairness and P4C – new FREE resource from ActionAid

    ActionAid and SAPERE, who have been crafting ‘Philosophy for Children’ (P4C) for over 25 years, have joined forces to create a brilliant new education pack on tax. This may seem an unlikely topic for the classroom, but in the context of philosophical enquiry, taxation offers a rich seam of concepts… Download here

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    Stage your own School Of Rock – for free!

    Andrew Lloyd Webber has offered schools the chance to obtain the rights to create and perform their own production of five-star West End hit, School of Rock. The rights are free for performances by academic schools in the UK taking place until 31 December 2017, and will include education packs… Download here

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    The Wind In The Willows – experience the spectacular new musical this summer!

    Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr Toad comes to life in a brand new stage musical starring comedian, actor and presenter Rufus Hound. With a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and… Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    Discuss the news: TRUMP TAKES CHARGE

    ON Friday 20 January, Donald J Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States of America. The event at which a new leader is sworn in is called the inauguration, and it is an important part of American democracy. What happens on the big day? And… Download here

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    What not to do if you turn invisible – Teacher Resource Pack

    The Book From the author of the unforgettable bestseller, ‘Time Travelling With A Hamster’ comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever… Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. But… Download here

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    Visit ZSL London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo in 2017 – at last year’s prices

    Advertisement Feature Bring your pupils along for a visit to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo in 2017 and discover all that ZSL has to offer. Take your pupils around the Zoo where they can explore, enjoy and get closer than ever to our animals with our exciting daily… Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    We can’t shield children from bad news, and nor should we try

    Worrying NSPCC figures released this week showed a 35% increase in children calling Childline due to anxiety about world affairs. Distressing though this is, I am not surprised. Why not? Firstly, because children overhear so much: Brexit, terrorism, climate change. Whether we realise it or not, they take everything on… Download here

  • iHub Support
    iHub Support

    How to use the updated iHub Teacher Sections

    The teachers’ iHUB experience has been updated to make it easier, quicker and more purposeful. What’s been improved?  Lesson Planning, Marking Centre, Reporting, Weekly Achievements, Group Working, Messages and printable pupil login sheet Download the iHub Teacher Updates Support Guide here. Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    Talking to your class about the clown craze

    Our editorial team made the decision to cover the strange clown craze that’s sweeping the nation right now on this week’s First News front page and some of you may have some questions about that decision. I want to stress that we did not make this decision to scaremonger, but… Download here