Year 4 Term 1
Non-fiction: Newspaper articles
Objective 24
Resource Title
  Royal Apartments: Castle Times
Type of Resource
  Link to Kids' Castle
Online Resource
  Kids' Castle  
  In Royal Apartments see information about the function of the royal apartments within a castle, plus the Castle Times newspaper.  
URL of project


Downloadbles available
Downloable teachers notes

Word file
PDF file

Downloadable worksheets

Word file : making a newspaper
PDF file : making a newspaper

In the Classroom

Use the idea of an impending visit from the King as the starting point for newspaper reports.

Online activities, instructions or forms

Submit your own news item for the Castle Times

URL of online activities  
Summary - extended information in notes or worksheets

Create a class newspaper, The Castle Times, containing feature articles, reports, editorials, interviews, advertisements, puzzles etc. using the entire Kids' Castle site as inspiration.


Keywords for extensions: Adaptations for different age groups and abilities, special needs

Create a school newspaper that can be read by parents and provide a way of passing on news and events

Teachers' notes (see URL above)


External Links

  Southwold Online - newspaper section  

NLS framework objective (Year)
NLS framework objective (Term)
NLS framework objective (Number)
NLS framework objective (Name)

To write newspaper style reports, e.g., about school events or an incident from a story including:

  • composing headlines.
  • using IT to draft and lay out reports.
  • editing stories to fit a particular space.
  • organising writing into paragraphs.
Year group(s) UK - Starting Year group range
Ending year group range

Curriculum Links
  English, Literacy, ICT  
ICT Skills

Word Processing

Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  5 lessons  
  Examples of newspapers  




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