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News Comprehensions

  • Level 1 L1 News Comprehension - Four Stories

    Four Stories (3 – 9 July 2020)

    World News
    Animal News
    'Up, up and away'
    'Gemstone jackpot'

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  • Level 2 L2 News Comprehension - Look Closer

    Look Closer (3 – 9 July 2020)

    Technology News
    'Up, up and away'
    'Meet the SlothBot!'
    'A.I. actor'

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  • Level 3 L3 News Comprehension - Article Analysis

    Article Analysis (3 – 9 July 2020)

    Special Report
    'Sweet and sour'

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News Puzzles

  • Level 1 L1 News Puzzle

    L1 News Puzzle (3 – 9 July 2020)

    Science News,
    'Up, up and away'

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  • Level 2 L2 News Puzzle

    L2 News Puzzle (3 – 9 July 2020)

    World News
    'Gemstone jackpot'
    'Garbage patch clean-up'
    'Ultra-rare Pokémon'

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  • Level 3 L3 News Puzzle

    L3 News Puzzle (3 – 9 July 2020)

    World News
    'Gemstone jackpot'
    'Garbage patch clean-up'
    'Ultra-rare Pokémon'

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News Quizzes

  • Level 1 L1 News Quiz - Mystery News

    Mystery News (3 – 9 July 2020)

    For issue 733

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  • Level 2 L2 News Quiz - News and Pictures

    News & Pics (3 – 9 July 2020)

    For issue 733

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  • Level 3 L3 News Quiz - In The Know

    In the Know (3 – 9 July 2020)

    For issue 733

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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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