Each week we choose a current news story, provide an image, a thought-provoking question and a variety of teaching resources. The resources are designed to expose children to current affairs, discover their interests and bring the world closer to their everyday lives. Our resources 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!
Picture News is used at St. John's to inspire and engage in real-life learning that children can impact and influence! It gives children opportunities to develop learning further through news stories that inspire them. It allows 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 children want to make a difference, this gives them the confidence to speak out. They must develop resilience. If at first, they do not succeed, develop ideas further, do not give up! Work together and share ideas to learn even more.
Picture News exposes children to a range of current issues including political, religious, cultural, environmental, social, moral, and spiritual. It makes British Values relevant and meaningful and develop links between personal, school and community values. Children are able to demonstrate respect and tolerance explaining how they should behave or what they should say.
The information below shows the half termly coverage and the weekly question our KS2 children are asked-