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About The Week Junior

The Week Junior magazine is used flexibly in hundreds of schools across the country. It provides schools with a simple and easy way to add breadth and depth to their curriculum by covering areas such as:

  • News
  • The big debate
  • Interesting people
  • Animals and environment
  • Science and technology
  • Sport
  • Books
  • Word of the week
  • Amazing photos
  • Comprehension quiz
  • Things to make and do

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Key Features of The Week Junior

This week's big news

big news

This week’s big news explains the top stories of the past week in an age-appropriate way providing context and clarity to often complex issues.

All about feature

all about

The All about feature takes an in-depth look at particular subjects from building bridges and the commonwealth, to the Sikh faith and the Great Fire of London – perfect for topic work across the curriculum.

The big debate


Each week the big debate features a topical issue for children to discuss, providing two sides of a topic fairly and objectively in order to stimulate discussion and allow pupils to form their own opinion.

Photos of the week


Try using the Photos of the week page in your English lessons as a writing stimuli or an inclusive comprehension activity.

Science and technology


Keep up-to-date with everything science and technology related, from new discoveries and inventions to expert answers to all your science questions.

Quiz of the week


The simple end of magazine quiz is a perfect additional comprehension activity to bolster comprehension work in your class.

Tennyson Road Primary
Jon Snow

I wish The Week Junior had been around when I was a kid — I’d have known so much more about the world in which I was growing up.

Packmoor Ormiston Academy
Lindsay Davies, Enrichment Lead, Packmoor Ormiston Academy

The Week Junior is an age-appropriate and engaging reading resource. The weekly topics featured in the magazine encourage all pupils to read for pleasure outside of class time. We work hard to seek exciting opportunities for both girls and boys to further develop a love of reading. The Week Junior helps to do just this.

Maddy Barnes
Maddy Barnes, English Consultant, Assistant Head Teacher

The Week Junior bridges the gap between children’s newspapers and adult newspapers. The carefully selected, interesting content stimulates high-quality conversations, and children are able to dissect the articles. This is a perfect vehicle to teach comprehension strategies to all children.