First News Online Newspaper
Weekly news for your whole school
First News newspaper is published digitally every Friday, bringing your entire school 52 issues of award-winning news to read across computers, tablets and phones, both iOS and Android. The ideal tool to use across the classroom, library and for home-reading, you can choose between either the original UK edition, covering both UK and worldwide news, or choose First News International for a more global focus.
Trusted by schools in more than 50 countries around the world, and read by over two and a half million children weekly, First News provides a reliable, unbiased source of global news for 7-14 year olds. From bite-sized news and in-depth special reports, the newspaper engages every reader type, driving regular reading habits and growing core skills.
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.
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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.
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 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.
“WHAT WE SEE IS OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AT THEIR BEST, DISCUSSING CURRENT ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THEM IN THOUGHTFUL, ARTICULATE WAYS”
“Students from Y7 have engaged with this so thoughtfully, considering what it means to be a news reader and the importance of critical literacy skills. Support staff have also got involved, ensuring that there are newspapers and news stories available for students to read in all areas of the school at any given opportunity in the school day.”
Richard Long, English Lead Practitioner, St Michael’s Catholic School