About the programme
NewsWise is a free, cross-curricular news literacy project for 9 to 11-year-olds across the UK. It helps teachers empower their Key Stage 2 pupils to navigate the news.
NewsWise is free for schools and provides teachers with a suite of curriculum-based lesson plans, online resources, exciting school workshops and opportunities to speak to real journalists.
Funded by Google, we have developed NewsWise in partnership with the Guardian Foundation and the PSHE Association.
Upcoming teacher training
We are running training sessions for teachers in the spring term to develop critical literacy skills in the classroom and build reading and writing outcomes.
NewsWise unit of work
Download all the lesson plans and resources for the NewsWise unit of work.Download
NewsWise teacher guide
Use this teacher guide to help you make the most of the NewsWise unit of work.Download
NewsWise values poster
Download the NewsWise values poster to display in your classroom.Download
Help your pupils navigate the news with this tool to use in the classroom and at home.Download
Creating a newsroom in your classroom
Add authenticity to news literacy lessons with these tips on how to turn your classroom into a newsroom.Download
NewsWise tips for parents
Suggestions and links for reading and understanding the news with your family.Download
More young people than ever are using digital media as their main source of news
20% of children believe everything they read online
58% of eight to 11-year-olds said they visited news sites or apps in 2016
35% of UK teachers say pupils have cited ‘fake news’ or false information online as fact in their work