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First News

Consuming news in school on a weekly basis creates a community of globally aware, news literate young people, with the knowledge and confidence to voice their opinions and the compassion to listen to and respect others. There has never been a more important time for young people to have access to a reliable source of news stories from our local, national and global communities.
Regularly reading news not only nurtures students’ understanding of the world, but creates a news reading community in which pupils are motivated to learn more, share their opinions and feel empowered with their richer, deeper understanding of global news.

11th September - 17th September Edition

This week’s edition (pdf):

Enjoy News, Sports, Entertainment, Interviews, Puzzles, Competitions and more from First News Edition 743.

Some of this week's articles include;

  • Sir David Attenborough demands help for wildlife
  • A car for 14 Year olds
  • Kids in court for climate
  • Penguin loves Pingu
  • Mario is 35!




Year 3/4 News Comprehension


  • Four stories- 'Bonjour, mon Ami!', Crazy but True, World News and 'Racing into the record books' 

Read and complete the comprehension questions here. (11th September-17th September)


 Year 5/6 News Comprehension


  • Look Closer- Racing into the Record Books 

Have a read and complete the questions here(11th September - 17th September)



Crosswords are a puzzle consisting of a grid of squares and blanks into which words crossing vertically and horizontally are written according to clues.

News Puzzles- Jet Pack Surprise, So Many Skills and Snake Shock

11th-17th September


Why Is This In The News?

Mystery News.pdf (11th September - 17th September)


The News Debate



Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, many businesses including shops, cafes and restaurants have stopped accepting cash payments. They insist customers pay with debit or credit cards, or digital contact-less systems such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. The UK Government has been encouraging cashless payments. In April, the limit that can be spent on contact-less payments was quickly raised from £30 to £45. The idea behind the move to contact-less is that handling cash is dangerous, because the virus could spread when an infected person touches a banknote or coin. But does cash really increase the risk of catching the Coronavirus? And if we totally ditched cash, what impact would a cashless society have on us?

News Debate (pdf)