Each week, in collaboration with our partners at ITN Productions, we release timely and engaging news content to the platform, allowing you to introduce news and topical events into the classroom with confidence.
The content is specifically tailored to primary schools and you are able to select the age group of your class ensuring that they have a safe, age-appropriate way of finding out what is happening in the world.
This Week's News
Each Thursday, a new video will be released with a round-up of the week's news presented in an engaging and sensitive manner, with vetted and safe video content. We call this News Bites.
News Bites Quiz and News Hunt
For use with each week's News Bites, we also release interactive quizzes based on the content shown.
The News Bites Quiz is an assignable, interactive quiz that the students can complete on their own devices. The results will be recorded and as a teacher, you can see how each child answered.
The News Hunt contains the same questions as the News Bite Quiz, but the format is designed for use at front of the class. The whole class can work through the questions together after watching the News Bites video.
Picture of the Week
Each week, a Picture of the Week will also be featured. This is a quick and effective way of getting children focused on a single event, encouraging them to make predictions based on visual evidence and to make connections to prior knowledge.
It can be used in front of class or can be assigned to the students. If you choose to assign individually, you can also create a copy of the board and add your own question and answer prompts so that children can record their answers in the board.
This area of the page highlights extra videos or resources relevant to the week's news. This is especially helpful when answering any follow-up questions arising from the News Bites video, and allowing you to engage in meaningful discussions without the stress of searching for suitable resources.
In Espresso, we also aim to make it as easy as possible for you to include current news content into each curriculum subject. Using Curriculum in the News, you can connect the learning to real world examples.
We also offer comprehensive supporting resources so you can approach including news into your teaching with confidence.
To get further practical advice, visit Using News and Topical Content in the classroom