First News for Schools - 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.

Activity Sheets: comprehensions, quizzes and puzzles

An offline alternative to the iHub,  Activity Sheets are printable comprehensions, quizzes, vocabulary puzzles and debates based on the week’s news stories in First News.

Created in three reading levels, Activity Sheets 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.

Like the iHub, they encourage children to delve into the detail of news stories and develop their skills around evaluating information and forming reasoned responses.

Sample First News Education’s Activity Sheets

Available every Friday during term time, Activity Sheets contain the relevant article from First News, ensuring your pupils have all the information they need to work through the activities.

Produced in three reading levels, aimed at: Level 1: Lower Key Stage 2 | Level 2: Upper Key Stage 2 | Level 3: Key Stage 3


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If you would like to view the newspaper for these Activity Sheets, please click here.

Prefer to use an online, interactive tool?

The iHub is the most efficient way to engage pupils with interactive comprehensions, vocab puzzles, polls and debates, tailored to each pupil based on the reading level you assign them. With the flexibility to either automate or customise assignments for school or homework, and instant marking on multiple-choice questions the iHub is an invaluable, time-saving tool.

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