We make assemblies simple! Each week we choose a current news story, turn it into a vibrant A2 poster with a thought provoking question and provide an assembly plan with British values, KS1 and KS2 focus cards all sent across in a colourful tube!
We are a team of teachers past and present led by Katie and Rob Harrison. We understand the time constraints of teachers and recognise that children can relate well to the world around them.
We aim to make lives easier by providing an instant resource for schools to use in a variety of ways, we are very passionate about making resources that can make a difference to the children in the schools we work with.
Each weekly pack contains a large A2 poster with an open-ended question. We also include a detailed assembly plan, with web-links, KS1 and KS2 focus cards to develop further learning and a linked British values card.
Advanced Picture News is a weekly news resource which is often used during form time, based around a current news story and engaging image.
The resources are designed to be thought provoking, leading to discussions, debates and creative writing for pupils in KS3 and KS4. We place a great deal of emphasis on learning from the news (as well as about) and the resources are emailed direct to all your staff each Friday ready to use for the week ahead!
Please complete the contact form below to request a sample pack.
In an OFSTED Outstanding school... "Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, within this, the promotion of fundamental British values, are at the heart of the school's work." Through the use of Picture News, we can help keep your children up to date with the fast-changing world around them. Helping to challenge their ideas and pre-conceptions; ultimately this will help to broaden their horizons and enable them to deal with the modern world.
Deputy Head, Thrumpton Primary School.
We are using Picture News posters as our assembly focus every week. They are brilliant at catching the children's attention and highlighting current news items in a child friendly way. Thank you for revamping our Assemblies and bringing the news into our school.
9.30 – 10.15am In this session we cover: - Why and how to use Picture News; - Picture News in the new Ofsted Framework; - British Values and SMSC. REGISTER: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EMcr4iCBQFS2V6i2C-hyzg
Learn practical, fun and unique ideas to help motivate and engage both staff and children in the EYFS phase through the captivating and ever changing medium of news! Every school will receive a free British values poster pack and other resources to take away. Where? Much Woolton Old School Nursery, Liverpool When? Tuesday 24th September, 3.45-5pm Register: https://t.co/IYI482wPg9
4-4.45pm In this session we cover: - Why teach the news to EYFS; - How it links to the EYFS framework; - SMSC and British values. REGISTER: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RRQtYBKnTW2R_5TsCH2HZQ
Learn practical, fun and unique ideas to help motivate and engage both staff and children in the EYFS phase through the captivating and ever changing medium of news! Every school will receive a free British values poster pack and other resources to take away. Where? Burlington Infant School, Marton Road, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7AQ When? Monday 14th October, 3.45-5pm Register: http://bit.ly/2XWTLPj
1-year every week - £320
via post and email with full access to Picture News Online and receive a display wallet for storing posters free of charge
1-year alternate week - £220
via post and email every other week, with full access to Picture News Online – including all online packs, includes display wallet
1-year online only - £120
via email every week with full access to Picture News Online
1-year EYFS online - £60
via email every week
If you are from a Scottish or Welsh school – please contact us for further details on your options.
Primary Head Teacher
We all love the resource and think it is one of the best things we have invested in at our school. So time saving for teachers and really thought provoking for the children.
Isabel, Year 3
I want to know what is happening in the world so I can try and make the world a better place and keep people and animals healthy.
Connagh, Year 6
The news makes me aware of the bad and good things happening and when I’m older I can make an influence.