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Our weekly primary pack is created for children aged 4 – 11. The resources are designed to encourage discussion and debate, develop speaking and listening skills and learn about and from the world we live in.

Picture News can be used to inspire and engage children in relevant, meaningful and real-life learning. Read more

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What's in a pack?

  • A vibrant poster with a big, open question based on a current news story. The questions encourage children to discuss, debate and form opinions. This allows schools opportunities to teach children respect, tolerance and to celebrate differences.
  • A Picture News Paper containing four stories from all around the world. Older children often enjoy accessing and reading these independently. We encourage our schools to engage with us and sometimes our paper includes a report from you!
  • Picture News at Home giving an overview of the story with focus questions for children to discuss with adults at home. This is a great way to strengthen home-school links, engage your communities and develop speaking, listening and vocabulary further.
  • A main assembly, explaining the story in detail, with further open questions and opportunities for discussion and debate.
  • P1-P3 and P4-P7 focuses for further exploration at an age-appropriate level.
  • An online area giving you access to past assemblies, an assembly PowerPoint, training, teaching ideas and more!
  • Key vocabulary, video links and website links.

As a school, we would like to thank the team, at Picture News, for the thought and effort that goes into the resources. Our children always look forward to our weekly Picture News assembly. It has also helped us 'live' our school values which we now see in many areas around the school and wider community.

Deputy Head, Milford Junior School

Subscription costs

Online Only

£250 / year

  • Sent via email every week
  • Full access to Picture News Online

Post Fortnightly
& Online

£380 / year

  • Sent via post and email every other week
  • Full access to Picture News Online
  • Display wallet - A hard-wearing A2 folder for storing your glossy posters

Post Weekly
& Online

£520 / year

  • Sent via post and email every week
  • Full access to Picture News Online
  • Display wallet - A hard-wearing A2 folder for storing your glossy posters

For any other information or if you wish to receive a physical resource, please contact us.

Curriculum for Excellence - Picture News supporting the Four Capacities

Confident individuals

Give children opportunities to learn about themselves and their peers. Discover interests, unlocking drive and ambition, and achieve success whilst learning about the world that we live in. Develop and communicate their own ideas and beliefs and learn to respect the ideas and beliefs of others.

Successful learners

An abundance of opportunities are provided for debate, building children’s speaking and listening skills and vocabulary. Give children enthusiasm and motivation by providing opportunities to learn through news stories that inspire them. Develop independence, confidence and resilience.

Responsible citizens

Expose children to a range of current issues – national and global - including political, religious, cultural, environmental, social, moral, spiritual. Develop their own ideas and opinions. If they want to make a difference, they have to have the confidence to speak out.

Effective contributors

They must develop resilience. The news stories are all current meaning children can influence and bring about change. If at first, they do not succeed, develop ideas further, do not give up! Opportunities are provided to extend learning, allowing children to take control, solve problems, set themselves high standards, ask questions, research then explain and communicate their ideas.

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