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24 - 30 JAN 2020

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News Comprehensions

  • Level 1 L1 News Comprehension - Four Stories

    Four Stories (24 – 30 January 2020)

    'Platypus in peril'
    'The Year of the Rat'
    'Brexit gets real(ish)'
    'Earth's earliest'

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  • Level 2 L2 News Comprehension - Look Closer

    Look Closer (24 – 30 January 2020)

    Science News
    'Earth's earliest'
    'Oldest material'

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  • Level 3 L3 News Comprehension - Article Analysis

    Article Analysis (24 – 30 January 2020)

    The Week Ahead
    'The Year of the Rat'

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News Puzzles

  • Level 1 L1 News Puzzle

    L1 News Puzzle (24 – 30 January 2020)

    Big News
    'Platypus in peril'

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  • Level 2 L2 News Puzzle

    L2 News Puzzle (24 – 30 January 2020)

    The Week Ahead
    'The Year of the Rat'

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  • Level 3 L3 News Puzzle

    L3 News Puzzle (24 – 30 January 2020)

    Science News
    'First living robots created'

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News Quizzes

  • Level 1 L1 News Quiz - Mystery News

    Mystery News (24 – 30 January 2020)

    For issue 710

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  • Level 2 L2 News Quiz - News and Pictures

    News&Pics (24 – 30 January 2020)

    For issue 710

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  • Level 3 L3 News Quiz - In The Know

    In the Know (24 – 30 January 2020)

    For issue 710

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Level 1

Pupils working towards the requirements of the Lower Key Stage 2 – Years 3 and 4 – NC English Programme of Study for Reading. The reading age of the news stories and accompanying activities is approximately 7 to 9 yrs. (The news stories are slightly simplified versions of those found in First News). The activities support pupils’ development of the statutory reading comprehension skills required by the end of KS2 and these are referenced in each activity.

Level 2

Pupils working towards the requirements of the Upper Key Stage 2 – Years 5 and 6 – NC English Programme of Study for Reading. The reading age of the news stories and accompanying activities is approximately 9 to 12 yrs. The activities support pupils’ development of the statutory reading comprehension skills required by the end of KS2 and these are referenced in each activity.

Level 3

Pupils working towards the requirements of the Key Stage 3 NC English Language Programme of Study for Reading. The reading age of the news stories and accompanying activities is approximately 12 to 14 yrs. The activities support pupils’ development of the reading comprehension skills required in the lead up to requirements for GCSE English Language.

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