Weekly News Resource – Learning from the world around us!
Each week Picture News choose a current news story, provide an image, a thought-provoking question and a variety of teaching resources.
Teach children current affairs through Picture News
Picture News produce a pack full of teaching resources, which can be emailed, accessed on their website or sent to you in a colourful tube – every week! Their resources are designed to provide opportunities for children to learn from our world and develop respect for other’s beliefs, feelings and faiths. They encourage exploration, discussion, challenge and inspire children to learn!
Separate resources for England, Scotland, Wales and International and children aged 3-5, 5-11 and 11-16.
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Resources for England
Picture News can support you with the personal development of the children you teach. Extend your curriculum beyond the academic, technical or vocational. Give children opportunities to develop learning further through news stories that inspire them. Allow them to discover talents and interests through the broad coverage. How can you know you are interested in something if you don’t even know it exists? If they want to make a difference, they have to have the confidence to speak out. They must develop resilience. If at first, they do not succeed, develop ideas further, do not give up! Expose children to a range of current issues including political, religious, cultural, environmental, social, moral, spiritual.
Make British Values relevant and meaningful and develop links between personal, school and community values. Allow children to demonstrate respect and tolerance. Children often can explain how they should behave or what they should say but what better way to teach respect than if they are discussing something they actually care about?
Resources for Scotland
Curriculum for Excellence – Picture News supporting the Four Capacities
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.
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.
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.
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.
Resources for Wales
The 2022 Welsh Curriculum – Picture News supporting the Four Purposes
Ethical, informed citizens
Expose children to a range of current issues – national and global – including political, religious, cultural, environmental, social, moral, spiritual. Give children opportunities to celebrate diversity, exercise their human and democratic responsibilities and rights, form their own views whilst respecting the views of others.
Healthy, confident individuals
Allow children to develop confidence and resilience. If they want to make a difference to our world, they have to have the confidence to speak out. They must develop resilience. If at first, they do not succeed, develop ideas further, do not give up!
Ambitious, capable learners
Give children opportunities to develop learning further through news stories that inspire them, allowing children to take control, set themselves high standards, ask questions, research then explain and communicate their ideas.
Enterprising, creative contributors
Opportunities are given to allow children to express their ideas and emotions. As the news stories are current, children can use their voice to bring about change. They can give their energy and skills so that other people will benefit.
Resources for International
International Picture News is a weekly news resource created specifically for our English-speaking international schools. Our weekly primary pack is created for children aged 5 – 11. The resources are designed to be thought-provoking, leading to discussions and debates. We place a great deal of emphasis on learning from the news, as well as about it. Picture News can be used to inspire and engage children in relevant, meaningful and real-life learning.
EXAMPLE CONTENT ‘Coronavirus cases leading to panic buying’:
Story: Coronavirus cases lead to panic buying and further government advice issued.
Question: How important is it to be prepared?
Download complete pack: Picture News – Coronavirus Special Pack
Download the complete pack in a ZIP file HERE (1.2 Mb)
Download individual files: Picture News – Coronavirus Special Pack (opens in a new window, or shift-click to save locally)
Download the pdf Coronavirus HERE
Download the pdf Teacher Plan HERE
Download the pdf Picture Prompt HERE