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  • Take your class back in time with Dinosaurs in the Wild

    With Dinosaurs in the Wild, teachers can now take their class somewhere they’ve never been before – back in time! This new immersive and interactive experience allows teachers to give 7 to 11-year-olds a unique experience, travelling back 67 million years to see living dinosaurs. Brought to you by producers behind… Download here

  • Journalistic Writing Posters
    Journalistic Writing Posters

    Top Ten Tips for Introducing Newspapers into your Classroom

    Try our top tips on how to introduce newspapers to your classroom!   To download this free resource, click here… Download here

  • Journalistic Writing Posters
    Journalistic Writing Posters

    Top Ten Tips for Writing a Newspaper Report

    Free literacy poster: Top Ten Tips for Writing a Newspaper Report Tips for pupils to help perfect their news reports, written by First News editor, Nicky Cox. To download this free resource, click here… Download here

  • What’s included in the weekly reading activities?

    Find out about what’s included in our weekly reading activities. Download here… Download here

  • What is the iHub?

    Find out about what’s included in our digital reading tool, the iHub. Download here… Download here

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    BP Educational Service: Science Explorers

    Science Explorers is a fun, flexible collection of primary resources designed to help teachers to run a Science Day or Week for their class or the whole school – whether teachers have a science background or not. Pupils will work together to answer the Big Question: “Why are… Download here

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    Featured Resource Partners

    Matilda The Musical – find out how the multi-award show is made!

    Matilda The Musical is the perfect treat for students of all ages and is a fantastic introduction to theatre. It is particularly suitable for students of English, Drama & Theatre Studies and has strong curriculum links to Literacy, PSHE and SEAL. Download here

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

    Tips to help worried pupils understand scary events

    Nicky Cox, editor in chief at First News, wants to try to help you understand the news when scary events happen. After the Manchester Arena attack, it can be hard to understand what is happening in the world – and why. Don’t cover up your feelings if you… Download here

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

    How do General Elections work?

      The General Election is happening on Thursday 8 June, but why are people voting? Who for? And who can vote? This resource covers everything your pupils need to know about the General Election including a special report which gives pupils an opportunity to put their learning into action.  … 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. 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. News… Download here

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    Featured Resource Partners

    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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    Featured Resource Partners

    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