What We Offer
First News is the only newspaper for children aged between 7-14 years old. It is available in print and digital format, and is accompanied by a range of products that are designed to engage all readers and develop their reading skills.
First News is delivered every Friday to nearly 10,000 schools both in the UK and internationally.
With a huge range of articles, there’s something for everyone in each issue. Teachers say that children of all abilities enjoy it, and it develops and stretches their literacy skills. Plus, each issue is packed with puzzles, quizzes and polls giving children the chance to develop vital skills.
Weekly Reading Activities
Our reading activities are available every Friday. The topical comprehensions, word puzzles, debates and news quizzes are based on that week's newspaper.
The reading activities develop pupils' knowledge, ideas, opinions and vocabulary of cross-curricular content. They improve core reading skills including inference, deduction, summarising and ability to form reasoned opinions.
- Unlimited access to our archive of teaching materials
- A weekly email with quick links to that week's resources
The iHub is our award-winning digital reading platform (BETT Awards, 2017).
It is updated weekly with topical debates, polls, comprehensions, word puzzles and writing challenges based on First News stories. It can be used on tablets, laptops and desktops.
The iHub develops pupils' knowledge, ideas, opinions and vocabulary of cross-curricular content. Core reading skills including inference, deduction, summarising and the ability to form reasoned opinions are also developed. It engages children with topical debates and gives them the opportunity to express their opinion on world issues.
- The interactive platform gives instant feedback to pupils for multiple choice questions and vocabulary puzzles to reinforce learning
- Pupils earn virtual rewards to motivate and promote accurate reading
- Teachers can monitor and review progress in the dashboard
- It can be used in school or home
- Pupils can work individually, in pairs or groups
Each week, our newspaper covers key issues from all regions of the world. We help children understand global events with expertly written and researched articles, easy to digest articles and amazing images. Plus, each edition is packed with puzzles, quizzes, crosswords and polls to create an immersive reading experience.