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First News Online Newspaper

Weekly news for your whole school

First News is the UK’s only newspaper for young people, created for pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3. In addition to the print newspaper, First News is also published digitally to provide your entire school with unlimited access to all 52 issues throughout the year. The online newspaper is available every Friday to download across any number of individual devices, including computers, tablets and phones, both iOS and Android.

The ideal tool for school-wide, news-based learning,  the First News digital edition is perfect for the classroom, homework and remote-teaching, with the option to add each edition to your school’s online classroom for homework and extra reading materials.

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FEATURES TO EXPLORE

POP-OUT ARTICLES

Either read each page as a traditional newspaper or select an article to focus in on with the ‘pop-out’ feature. Enjoy comfortable reading through options to change the font size, print the article or click through to the next story seamlessly.

BOOKMARKS AND ARCHIVE

Bookmarks let the reader save pages to quickly and easily reference at any time. Plus, browse our extensive archive of previous issues to find stories to suit every lesson, ensuring you get the most out of your subscription.

CREATE A CLIPPING

Teachers and pupils can create clippings of articles to save or print. Use this handy feature for lesson planning, including content for reading activities, articles for discussions, and sessions focused on journalistic writing and school newspapers.

FIND TOPICAL CONTENT

Quickly and easily search the latest edition and archived issues by keyword, to effortlessly find related articles which you can use within your lesson and homework plans.

VIEWING OPTIONS

Each reader can adjust how pages are displayed to suit their preference, including zoomed view, single pages, or double-page spreads. Plus, download single pages or whole editions as PDFs, whenever you want.

TOUCH-SCREEN FRIENDLY

Fully optimised for iOS and Android tablets and phones as well as desktops and laptops, to ensure everyone has the best reading experience across all devices in your school.

MAXIMISE THE IMPACT OF USING FIRST NEWS IN THE CLASSROOM

First News Education brings together First News newspaper and award-winning learning resources to provide schools with a complete solution for effective news-based learning. Available in printable and digital forms, both are comprised of weekly reading activities based on delving into the latest stories in the newspaper.

The iHub

Ideal for class, homework and remote-learning, the Bett award-winning iHub delivers weekly comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, polls and debate topics for KS2 and KS3. Activities are automatically tailored at the reading level assigned to each pupil, saving teachers valuable time while enabling students to learn at the right pace and keep track of their progress.

Activity Sheets

Activity Sheets are printable comprehensions, vocabulary puzzles, debates and quizzes based on delving into the detail of the latest new stories. Created weekly in three reading levels for KS2 and KS3, they deliver fully prepared lesson content every week, providing teachers with the flexibility to assign the most suitable level for individual pupils and whole classes.

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