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  • Journalistic Writing Posters
    Journalistic Writing Posters

    Top Ten Tips for Introducing Newspapers into your Classroom

    Try our top tips on how to introduce newspapers to your classroom!   To download this free resource, click here… Download here

  • Journalistic Writing Posters
    Journalistic Writing Posters

    Top Ten Tips for Writing a Newspaper Report

    Free literacy poster: Top Ten Tips for Writing a Newspaper Report Tips for pupils to help perfect their news reports, written by First News editor, Nicky Cox. To download this free resource, click here… Download here

  • What’s included in the weekly reading activities?

    Find out about what’s included in our weekly reading activities. Download here… Download here

  • What is the iHub?

    Find out about what’s included in our digital reading tool, the iHub. Download here… Download here

  • Featured Resource Partners
    Featured Resource Partners

    Matilda The Musical – find out how the multi-award show is made!

    Matilda The Musical is the perfect treat for students of all ages and is a fantastic introduction to theatre. It is particularly suitable for students of English, Drama & Theatre Studies and has strong curriculum links to Literacy, PSHE and SEAL. Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    Tips to help worried pupils understand scary events

    Nicky Cox, editor in chief at First News, wants to try to help you understand the news when scary events happen. After the Manchester Arena attack, it can be hard to understand what is happening in the world – and why. Don’t cover up your feelings if you… Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    How do General Elections work?

      The General Election is happening on Thursday 8 June, but why are people voting? Who for? And who can vote? This resource covers everything your pupils need to know about the General Election including a special report which gives pupils an opportunity to put their learning into action.  … Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    How to talk to children when the news is scary

    These seven tips by Editor in Chief, Nicky Cox MBE, are perfect to share with your pupils. Don’t try to turn off the news when there is bad news. Sadly, in the technological world in which we live, adults are no longer in control of how children access information. News… Download here

  • Featured Resource Partners
    Featured Resource Partners

    Tax, Fairness and P4C – new FREE resource from ActionAid

    ActionAid and SAPERE, who have been crafting ‘Philosophy for Children’ (P4C) for over 25 years, have joined forces to create a brilliant new education pack on tax. This may seem an unlikely topic for the classroom, but in the context of philosophical enquiry, taxation offers a rich seam of concepts… Download here

  • Featured Resource Partners
    Featured Resource Partners

    What not to do if you turn invisible – Teacher Resource Pack

    The Book From the author of the unforgettable bestseller, ‘Time Travelling With A Hamster’ comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever… Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. But… Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    We can’t shield children from bad news, and nor should we try

    Worrying NSPCC figures released this week showed a 35% increase in children calling Childline due to anxiety about world affairs. Distressing though this is, I am not surprised. Why not? Firstly, because children overhear so much: Brexit, terrorism, climate change. Whether we realise it or not, they take everything on… Download here

  • iHub Support
    iHub Support

    How to use the updated iHub Teacher Sections

    The teachers’ iHUB experience has been updated to make it easier, quicker and more purposeful. What’s been improved?  Lesson Planning, Marking Centre, Reporting, Weekly Achievements, Group Working, Messages and printable pupil login sheet Download the iHub Teacher Updates Support Guide here. Download here