Ightenhill Primary School

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First News - Children's Newspaper

First News newspaper has become a weekly favourite for our children. It engages children with reading news while improving their core literacy levels.


Created for children between the ages of 7 and 14, First News contains both bite-sized news and in-depth special reports, appealing to different reader types and levels. First News upholds a balance between positive stories and hard-hitting news, cultivating a love of learning about the world while providing reassuring context to more complex topics.


Using news as a foundation to learning develops children’s ability to identify and understand the way facts are presented, explore detail in-depth and evaluate information accurately, a crucial skill for exam preparation. First News not only progresses these academic skills but supports children’s personal and emotional development, growing their confidence and expanding their knowledge, empathy and global awareness.


I will post the Online Newspapers every week for you to enjoy at home. 

Happy reading!

Mrs Baron