First News Education - First News is the UK's only newspaper for young people and a highly engaging literacy resource for schools. A range of school packages are available, including our new Literacy iHub, a digital literacy tool for 7-14 year olds.

First News for Home Educators

Covering politics to entertainment, sports to science and everything in between, the First News newspaper has become a weekly staple for young people in more than 9,000 schools and thousands of homes across the country and internationally because of its recognised success in engaging children with reading news while improving their core literacy levels.

Alongside the newspaper are our Activity Sheets, created in three reading levels. These weekly comprehensions, puzzles, quizzes, polls and debates deliver fully prepared lesson content every week, with the flexibility to assign the most suitable level for whole classes or groups of pupils, supporting you in developing children’s skills in the most applicable way to achieve the best results.

As a home educator, you can subscribe to First News and have access to our Activity Sheets for Key Stages 2-3 (P4-S2) in a range of different packages. For more information or to subscribe please call 0330 333 0186 or email [email protected].

Packages for Home Educators

Digital Package
Digital Package

A 1 year subscription for digital access to the newspaper and our Activity Sheets. This will run for 40 issues of the paper during term time.

Print Package 1
Print Package 1

A 1 year subscription for 1 newspaper a week and our Activity Sheets. This will run for 40 issues of the paper during term time, delivered on Fridays.

Print Package 2
Print Package 2

A 1 year subscription for 2 newspapers a week and our Activity Sheets. This will run for 40 issues of the paper during term time, delivered on Fridays.

Bundle Package
Bundle Package

A 1 year subscription for 1 newspaper a week as well as digital access and our Activity Sheets. This will run for 40 issues of the paper during term time, delivered on Fridays.