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First News is the award-winning weekly newspaper for children. Every week, the specialist First News journalists provide up-to-date, insightful and dynamic articles on a range of subjects from politics to popular culture, from science to citizenship. From reluctant readers to high achievers, with our resources we make reading exciting, relevant and fun for thousands of pupils across the world. Our reading activities use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom.

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First News is the award-winning weekly newspaper for children. Every week, the specialist First News journalists provide up-to-date, insightful and dynamic articles on a range of subjects from politics to popular culture, from science to citizenship. From reluctant readers to high achievers, with our resources we make reading exciting, relevant and fun for thousands of pupils across the world. Our reading activities use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom.
KS3 News Debate: Should eSports be in the Olympics?

KS3 News Debate: Should eSports be in the Olympics?

Spark a discussion in your classroom with this KS3 Debate discussing whether eSports should be part of the Olympics. First News debates use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each debate is written by education experts and breaks down an issue so that your pupils can have an informed opinion. First News debates are excellent for debate practice, vocabulary, exam preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3
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KS2 News Comprehension: Suffragettes and the vote for women

KS2 News Comprehension: Suffragettes and the vote for women

This upper KS2 comprehension takes a deep dive into the history of votes for women in the UK, using this source as a way for pupils to improve literacy and vocabulary. It includes comprehension questions written by education experts alongside a detailed answer sheet for teachers. First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. First News reading comprehensions use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each comprehension contains an article taken from First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, and a selection of engaging questions written by education experts. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3.
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KS2 News Comprehension: Fossils and the moon

KS2 News Comprehension: Fossils and the moon

This lower KS2 comprehension looks at two incredible science stories concerning fossils in Buckingham Palace and a huge cave on the moon. These stories allow students to work on their reading and literacy skills while getting inspired by science news. First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. *First News *reading comprehensions use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each comprehension contains an article taken from First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, and a selection of engaging questions written by education experts. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3.
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'What's in a Newspaper Report?' Poster / Activity

'What's in a Newspaper Report?' Poster / Activity

An in-depth look into the aspects of a newspaper report. The features are annotated on an actual sports news story that appeared in First News. These include: headline, lead paragraph, quote, captions, inverted pyramid and more. Use as a reference guide sheet for spotting similar features in other news stories. All First News stories are written for 7 to 14 year olds - the weekly paper is available on news stands or by subscription every Friday..
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Return of the Water Vole - news report activity

Return of the Water Vole - news report activity

'Look Closer' at an animal news report. Questions ask pupils to find facts, read between the lines & think about the way journalists have written the story. Useful guided reading or SATs practice activity - answers reference AF strand (2-7) of question é give e.g. answers é suggested levels (3-5). ‘Return of the Watervole ', is from Animal News, First News, 20/9/11. For more information about First News, the weekly children’s newspaper and the weekly resources, visit www.firstnews.co.uk/teachers
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Monarchs Throughout History

Monarchs Throughout History

The crown placed upon Queen Elizabeth II’s head during her Coronation service (when everyone shouted 'God Save the Queen' for the first time), is made from a crown belonging to Edward the Confessor. This timeline will take you back in time to discover all the Kings and Queens who have worn this crown. You’ll pick up some vital and interesting facts about each of the Kings and Queens who have ruled over England over the past 1000 years, and of history in general. Enjoy the journey ...
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Ramadan Full Lesson KS2/3 Activity Sheet

Ramadan Full Lesson KS2/3 Activity Sheet

Help to improve literacy and reading skills with this reading comprehension looking at the history and practices of Ramadan. Pupils are asked to read an article about Ramadan and then answer questions on the information they have just learned. There is then a group activity to bring the whole class together at the end of the lesson. This resource includes a detailed sheet of example answers for teachers. First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving literacy in the classroom.
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Look Closer at 'Socks battle malaria' news report

Look Closer at 'Socks battle malaria' news report

'Look Closer' at a science news report. Questions ask pupils to find facts, read between the lines & think about the way journalists have written the story. Useful guided reading or SATs practice activity - answers reference AF strand (2-7) of question é give e.g. answers é suggested levels (3-5). ‘Socks battle malaria ', is from Science News, First News, 22/7/11. For more information about First News, the weekly children’s newspaper and the weekly resources, visit www.firstnews.co.uk/teachers
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Easter Around the World KS2 Reading Comprehension

Easter Around the World KS2 Reading Comprehension

Help to improve literacy and reading skills with this reading comprehension looking at Easter Around the World and other recent news stories. Pupils are asked to read an article about Easter traditions in different cultures and then answer questions on the information they have just learned. First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. First News reading comprehensions use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each comprehension contains an article taken from First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, and a selection of engaging questions written by education experts. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3
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Jubilee Flags & Bunting: Decorate your classroom

Jubilee Flags & Bunting: Decorate your classroom

Flags and Bunting: Decorate your classroom for the Jubilee – a pack of materials to help you and your students decorate your classroom for your celebrations, in addition to templates for students to design their own decorations.
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KS3 Comprehension: When do you become an adult?

KS3 Comprehension: When do you become an adult?

This upper KS3 comprehension takes a look at what it means to grow up and the science behind puberty. First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. First News reading comprehensions use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each comprehension contains an article taken from First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, and a selection of engaging questions written by education experts. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3
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Origins of Easter KS2 Reading Activities

Origins of Easter KS2 Reading Activities

Help to improve literacy and reading skills with this reading comprehension looking at the origins of Easter and different Easter traditions around the World. Pupils are asked to read an article about Easter and then answer questions on the information they have just learned. This resource includes a detailed sheet of example answers for teachers. First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. First News reading comprehensions use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each comprehension contains an article taken from First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, and a selection of engaging questions written by education experts. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3
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Origins of Easter KS2 Reading Activities

Origins of Easter KS2 Reading Activities

Help to improve literacy and reading skills with this reading comprehension looking at the origins of Easter and different Easter traditions around the World. Pupils are asked to read an article about Easter and then answer questions on the information they have just learned. This resource includes a detailed sheet of example answers for teachers. First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. First News reading comprehensions use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each comprehension contains an article taken from First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, and a selection of engaging questions written by education experts. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3
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First News Easter Bundle

First News Easter Bundle

Three reading comprehensions each at a different reading level exploring the origin of Easter and different Easter traditions around the world.
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KS2 News Comprehension: Animal behaviour

KS2 News Comprehension: Animal behaviour

This lower KS2 comprehension looks at recent research into left- and right-handed cats and the predatory behaviour of the amazing Pelican Spider. These stories allow students to work on their reading and literacy skills while discovering more about this fascinating area of biological science. First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. First News reading comprehensions use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each comprehension contains an article taken from First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, and a selection of engaging questions written by education experts. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3.
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KS2 News Comprehension: World News

KS2 News Comprehension: World News

This lower KS2 comprehension looks at fascination news from the UK and across the world, allow students to work on their reading and literacy skills while getting informed about current events. First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. First News reading comprehensions use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each comprehension contains an article taken from First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, and a selection of engaging questions written by education experts. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3.
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KS2 News Comprehension: Fossils and the moon

KS2 News Comprehension: Fossils and the moon

This lower KS2 comprehension looks at two incredible science stories concerning fossils in Buckingham Palace and a huge cave on the moon. These stories allow students to work on their reading and literacy skills while getting inspired by science news. First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. *First News *reading comprehensions use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each comprehension contains an article taken from First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, and a selection of engaging questions written by education experts. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3.
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KS2 News Comprehension: Water refills and pooch poo power

KS2 News Comprehension: Water refills and pooch poo power

This lower KS2 comprehension asks questions about two stories concerning sustainability and recycling. The first story looks at how water refill points could reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean, while the second asks pupils about a generator that transforms dog poo into energy! First News comprehensions are excellent for guided reading, SATS preparation, and improving critical literacy in the classroom. First News reading comprehensions use current event to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom. Each comprehension contains an article taken from First News, the award-winning weekly newspaper for children, and a selection of engaging questions written by education experts. **This is a First News Level One activity aimed at Lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4). Each week, First News creates three levels of literacy activities based on news stories: ** Level One for Lower KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Level Two for Upper KS2 (Y5 & Y6) Level Three for KS3
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