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News & Current Affairs

Keep up to date with news and current affairs here.



 Thursday 7th May:   

CLICK HERE to read about  the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

First News


Issue 718 20 - 26 March 2020                                                                          (including advice on how to talk to your child about the CoronaVirus outbreak.)


Issue 722 17 - 23 April 2020                                                                                                            (including a report on brainy birds and keyboard playing dinosaurs!)


Issue 723 24 - 30 April 2020                                                                               (including the chance to win a pair of Micro Skates!)


Issue 724 1 - 7 May 2020                                                                                (including a report on 6 year old Frank, who was inspired by Captain Tom Moore to help raise funds for the NHS)


First News Special Editions

First News periodically produce special editions of First News based on many topics across the curriculum, from Shakespeare, WW1 and WW2 to the future of space travel and how to spot fake news. All special editions are available as free digital downloads - simply click any of the links below for the editions you are interested in:

From 2019 - 2020 - New Decade Specials:

2019 in Review         We've got 20:20 Vision!


All Aboard: Space Special

Food, Glorious, Food: Food in Focus Special

Making Sense of the News: Fake News Special

Queen Elizabeth II Special

The making of a playwright: Shakespeare Special 

Who runs our country? Parliament Special


War Time Specials:

World War One      World War Two Issue 1     World War Two Issue 2



CLICK HERE to watch BBC Newsround shows, play games, take part in quizzes, enjoy puzzles and lots of other fun Newsround related activities.


Picture News


Learning from the world around us: Weekly News Resource

Each week Picture News chooses a current news story to share, providing an image, a thought-provoking question and a variety of teaching resources.

The latest news story will always be shared at the top of this page and previous news stories can be found below:

Thursday 30th April: 

CLICK HERE to read about Captain Tom Moore on his 100th birthday and find out all about his incredible recent achievements.


 Thursday 7th May:   

CLICK HERE to read about  the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

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