Bringing the world to the classroom, a poster at a time

Picture News

Picture News produce weekly posters featuring a different and interesting news story and engaging image – perfect for a weekly assembly on current affairs. Each tube contains a large A2 poster with a thought-provoking question; KS1/KS2 ideas; British values cards and web links for further learning on the story.

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From Katie Harrison, Picture News leader and head of support From Katie Harrison, Picture News leader and head of support

It can be difficult relaying the news to pupils, especially younger children. That’s why we’re working with Primary schools across the country to teach pupils about life, current affairs, values and social awareness in the world around them. Picture News is made up of a team of teachers (past and present), and we produce weekly posters featuring a different news story and engaging image – designed in part with weekly assemblies on current affairs in mind. Each tube contains an A2-sized poster with a thought-provoking question, KS1/KS2 ideas, British values cards and web links for further learning on the story.

Every Thursday, we send out resources for KS1 and KS2 with a different news story and engaging image each week. If you’d like to see this in person, you should order yourself some free samples via our website!


One of the most common observations "It can be hard for staff to find ways to teach the stories that are found in our news bulletins."made by teachers who have tried to improve pupils’ spiritual, moral social and cultural development is that there are too few resources and material available to help make an impact. Unfortunately, it can be hard for staff to find content, ideas or even know exactly how and what to teach from the, quite frankly, overwhelming and shocking stories that are found in our news bulletins. Children love to learn about the world around them and about news stories unfolding right now in our changing world.


A great example of how these resources work has been from Market Weighton Infant School in York. Headteacher Sarah Kay-Wood told us: “It went down really well in assembly. I especially like the link to British values and the fact the poster and British Value caption will make an instant display after assembly. I like the way you differentiate between the key stages.


If this is of interest to you, visit www.picture-news.co.uk or contact help@picture-news.co.uk / 01765 530908 for more information.

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