Discovery Education Espresso News, a key part of Discovery Education Espresso, is produced in collaboration with ITN Productions and specifically tailored to primary schools.
Espresso News gives children a safe, age-appropriate way to find out what's happening in the world using real events and footage to create lasting, high-impact learning opportunities. It features Daily News, Weekly News, News Bites quiz, Picture of the week, a Newspapers literacy channel and resources for teaching issues related to fake news.
Navigate to the News
From the Espresso homepage, use the Quick link to access the News channel.
Once on the News homepage, select the relevant key stage to see the latest news and all of the relevant supporting materials.
Key Stage News
For KS1 and KS2 News pages you will also see tabs for Learning from the news, which features our archive of curriculum linked news stories, and a Teacher area, which provides guidance and support for teaching with the news.
Daily News (KS2 only) - a 60-second roundup of today's key stories from around the world, available from 8am every morning during term time.
Weekly News - a more in-depth news story covering interesting, curriculum-relevant stories and significant events.
News Bites - weekly bulletins for Key Stages 1 and 2, covering three or four stories that address the 'Promoting British Values' part of the SMRC curriculum. An accompanying quiz helps aid comprehension.
Fake News - a brand new collection of resources designed to raise pupils' awareness of misinformation and disinformation in the media.
Picture of the week - 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.
News Hunt (KS2 only) - a whole class weekly quiz focussed on that weeks news stories.
Newspapers module - a collection of differentiated newspaper articles and supporting resources to help pupils identify and analyse the features of news reports and use them as a model for their own writing.