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Picture News Review

Updated: Feb 5

Picture News - Review by Headteacherchat

Hello! My name is Lucy Coy and I am co-host of HeadteacherChat. I am delighted to have been given access to Picture News to see what they have on offer to support schools. I thought you would be interested to know what I discovered! Read the full review be


How does Picture News describe their product?

Current and relevant weekly news for school assemblies, with resources for children 3-16, focus questions, cross-curricular links & weekly news updates.

In summary….

Picture News is essentially a handy, time-saving, weekly assembly resource pack.

  • The UK’s only weekly full-colour assembly resources for primary schools, including poster, plan and class resources.

  • BETT Finalist for Primary content.

  • Excellent and very detailed class resources provided with a KS1 and KS2 Focus.

  • An online resource with its finger on the news pulse.

What does the team at HeadteacherChat think?

Picture News is an extremely detailed assembly resource pack, which provides a range of different resources for schools to use:

  • We love how easy it is to use, perfect for busy school leaders who want to provide the children with interesting resources that help to explain current affairs.

  • We loved how detailed the plans are, including the handy links to the OFSTED Framework!

  • We like the clear summaries of the resources, so they are easy to pick up and use.

  • We feel it will reduce the workload for teachers and leaders, with regards to planning assemblies etc.

  • We like the resources for classrooms, including a follow-up and a virtual assembly.

  • We like the fact that it’s so easy to access.

How will this be of benefit to schools?

The children will benefit greatly from the superbly planned resources that will teach them about current affairs.

The children will develop their thinking skills and their ability to communicate their thoughts in discussions.

Picture News ensures that the school’s assembly plans meet the requirements of the OFSTED Framework.

Assembly packs arrive ready to share with children, staff and stakeholders.

Reduces the workload for teachers and leaders.

The resources are of the highest quality.

‘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.’

Primary Head Teacher


✓ Helps children to understand the current news stories and to become critical thinkers.

High-Quality Assembly resources.

✓ Engaging, relevant and beautifully produced.

A colourful and creative way to teach children about the world around them.

✓ Good value for money.

“I was really impressed by the quality of the resources Picture News have on offer. I can see how it would benefit the children greatly, and it is very easy to use. Perfect for busy school leaders who want high-quality resources for their children.”

Lucy Coy



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