Our Young Journalists meet every Monday after school to create blog articles; films and material for the school newspaper. Please take a look at our page.
Brambling Class are also involved in a Young Journalist project and have started writing articles for the YJA (Young Journalist Academy). Visit the website for lots of news and events from our school and other Lincolnshire schools
Noah’s ark, but digital…
Corby Glen Primary School recently had a Comic Relief day and did a sponsored run and had a target of 250 miles … but actually they ran a whopping 258 miles. Everyone was tired afterwards and this is what Amos thought about the run “I felt tired,” ... and loads others felt the same way.
Everyone was able to come in non – uniform as long as they wore some red on them. Mr Johnston stated after the run :
“I was tired after all the laps I did,” We at Young Journalists are not quite sure we believe Mr Johnston!
Pancake day is on its way! Luxurious pancakes made just for you. You could have sweet honey drizzled on top, jam, maple syrup, sugar, lemon and lime juice and maybe even some pepper.
On Tuesday 5th March 2019 it is Pancake Day. Everyone enjoys pancake day. Don’t they? Some people have very odd toppings a bit like Ruby Phillips although she might not think that. It is fine to have a weird topping , that makes you unique. Here are some toppings that some of our students put on their pancakes:
Gracie Brown said that she hopes to have five pancakes and her favourite topping is chocolate spread.
Rubie Phillips said that she has about two to three pancakes and she loves some of her secret topping with some pepper and fruit.
Toby Smith said that he likes fudge, strawberry, and chocolate sauce with some lemons and I have about three to four pancakes.
World Book Day
On Thursday 6th March it will be world book day! Here at CP Primary School we will have the children dressing up as a character from a book or, if you want to, you can dress up as the front cover of your favourite book. Also, if you could possibly bring in your favourite book, that would be great( if you have a favourite). Here are some interviews of what people think world book day:
Amber, “World book day is a very good day to celebrate reading and its importance. I love.. love… LOVE reading!”
Ellis, “I like world book day because we get to dress up as characters from our favourite books, although I don’t really like reading.”
Poppie, “ I also think that it is fun because we get to dress up as characters, but I actually really enjoy reading.”
By India Lee
If you carry on reading ten minutes a day, you just might be as smart as SpongeBob!
Reading is a special human quality which calms the brain and improves imagination.
Why do we read?
On the basics, reading is very important. Reading can help you feel relaxed and can also release the edge-of-seat feeling. It depends on the type of book, although, if you are really stuck into a book, you will feel more action or relaxation then you would when reading for a short time. Also, reading is a great way to improve vocabulary; most books are full of immense detail.
When is reading especially important?
Although reading is always important, there are various days all about reading and sharing your stories! One of these are World Book Day, which, this year, is on the 7th March (2019). World Book Day can be celebrated many different ways: from bringing your favourite book to school to dressing up as your favourite character. This year, we are bringing our favourite book in, as well as, wearing our book cover. It’s going to be a good one!
What do we enjoy reading?
Elizabeth: “The Chronical of Narnia.”
Rubie: “Judy Blume books.”
Toby: “I enjoy reading 2,024 IQ Facts to Stop You in Your Tracks.”
India: “Harry Potter.” Remember to read as much as possible but also enjoy it!
By Amber Allison!
How do we clean up the oceans?
A team in California and America are making a barrier that attracts plastic. This means that in 5 years the plastic country in the Pacific Ocean will disappear and all the fish won’t die so easily. We have millions of tonnes of rubbish that end up in the oceans every year, and most of it comes from the land. For example, litter gets swept into drains and ends up in rivers - so that plastic straw or cup lid you dropped could all end up in the sea. And because most plastic isn't biodegradable - meaning it can't easily be broken down - it may be stuck there for many years. We have already tried to save our oceans but we have never had such good equipment .
SAFER INTERNET DAY
On Tuesday 5th January, we will be celebrating Safer Internet Day, which is a day when we think about using the internet safely, respectfully and creatively.
Safer Internet Day is going to many schools to encourage children to think responsibly when online. This includes thinking about giving personal information and pictures to the internet. It is also about thinking about consent: permission. This means that you need to ASK before you allow something. This may be notifications, locations and personal data to improve the game.
Have you ever thought about asking before you got a game that is for an older age? For example, TikTok is an online game for 12+. It is up to your parents whether they would like you to play that game. If you don’t ask and your parents wouldn’t like you to accept, you may be in danger. The internet is used by many people and not everybody is your friend. Also, have you ever just ticked a box in a hurry to play? This is not helpful because if you just agreed to something you do not want or something that you don’t have consent for, you may be in trouble when you try to play the game.
India stated that she thinks Safer Internet Day is a good idea because it reminds children to always be careful when on a device.
“ Safer Internet Day encourages everyone to be mindful when using YouTube, TikTok or ROBLOX. It can change the way somebody thinks about it.” Amber commented.
Safer Internet Day will be really inspiring to school children everywhere tomorrow, Tuesday 5th January 2019!!!!!
By Amber Allison
Stay safe – internet week
This week is internet week and in school we have been talking about being safe. In assembly this morning, Monday 4th February, we talked through some right and wrong decisions. We also talked about permission and when you would need it, considering other people’s feelings. Here are a few words from some children about what they think.
Amber: “ I think that it is a great idea because before you just agree to anything on the device it ends up in something that you don’t really want.”
Meredith: “I think we should really concentrate on the reason that we are having internet week so that we can stay safe!”
These girls are right, it is important to be careful so we can all be safe!
By India Lee
Are phones being banned from schools?
Many children and teenagers are taking phones to school but they have to keep them in a locker or somewhere safe. This stops too much time on social media (Snapchat ,Facebook, Instagram) and unfocused students.. There is a new law in France where children can’t use their phone at school and if they do teachers can take it away until the end of the day.
This is what some of the people in our school think about this…
Mrs Giblin thinks “it is a good idea because it helps people concentrate.”
Emily thinks “it is a bad idea because you can’t contact your family”
Mrs Jackson said “ it is a good idea.”.
What do you think?
By Tiana Brown
Be Active Day (BAD)
On Friday 18th January, we had our BAD (Be Active Day). A BAD is where we all come together to be active for a whole day. Our school had some help: Paul Phillips (Ruby and Lacey’s dad) came in to tell us all about his big adventure this April. He is going to participate in the London Marathon! He is also raising money for Havens Hospices, one of his clients! We all wish him luck. Paul took us for a run around our field: we did over a mile! To find out more information, check out our interview with him!
In the afternoon, we all went through a series of activities: Oliver Lockton and Mariella Morris did a rocket throwing activity, Mrs Whadcock did basketball, Mr Knight did quick cricket, Oliver Hand and Max Andrew did rounders and Isobel Haylock and Isla Earth did an obstacle course. Oliver H, Max, Isobel and Isla are our Bronze Ambassadors and represent sport in sporting events. We also now have our Be Active ambassadors: Mariella and Oliver L. They show our school how to be active and do activities every day.
Quotes and thoughts about the day
Ruby Phillips: “My Daddy was amazing. All of the sports activities were sporty.”
Poppie Bridges: “I loved it because you get to dress up in something sporty.”
Meredith Marsh: “I thought that Paul’s slideshow was very informative and gave me a lot more information about the Marathon.”
Elizabeth Boyle: “I found it exciting because we got to go outside and have fun!”
India Lee: “I thought it was very fun although it was very cold!”
As you know, we were to dress up in sporty clothes for a donation toward Paul and Havens Hospices. Most people gave £1:00 and we managed to raise £90 for Paul's chosen charity
We all enjoyed our Be Active Day (BAD), even though it was cold. However, we didn’t let the cold stop us and we continued to enjoy ourselves. Good luck Paul!
By Amber Allison.
YJA visit (YOUNG JOURNALIST ACADEMY)
The Young Journalist Academy had a person called Toni come in to Brambling class to represent the YJA and show them how to be a young journalist. Toni showed them what they had in their tool kit as a journalist.
Some of Brambling Class have written and published their articles and now they are on the YJA website. Toni said that Brambling Class would be going to be doing radio next.
She came in to our school to try and get at least a newsdesk up and running to be an actual journalist but I think she left with most of a class who had planned and started writing an article.
An article by Megan and Will got published and it’s called is screen time - is it as bad as we believe?
So if you are interested go to:
By Tiana Brown and Libby West
Create Your Own Character Competition!
On Monday 28th, a create your own character competition will be revealed. The people organising this event are Meredith Marsh and India Lee. Bring 50p for a sheet and/or 50p for a wristband to join in on the fun! There will be a 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place for each KS. The prizes will be given out in assembly on Friday 1st Feb (pinch punch first of the month) the prizes will be CHOCOLATES and SWEETS! This is all in aid of SWAN UK.
Children in Need
Last Friday (16th November), was a special day known as Children in Need. This spectacular day is created to raise money for ill children/teenagers, who have suffered terribly. They may not actually be ill, they may suffer from a loss that made them sad. The money we raise goes to the care homes and people who help these unfortunate youngsters.
Most of the British population watches the Children in Need show, that happens on the very night. It lasts a long time, so you may need to watch it the next morning. But, the show is there to tell everyone why they should call and donate. You could have donated, £10, £20 or £30. The total raised was £50,595,093! That is a record-breaking amount. The overall total is still to be announced but is soon. Children in Need have two mascots: Pudsey and Blush! They have supported Children in Need for years! Pudsey was created in 1985. He soon became the Children in Need mascot. But Blush came soon after and became a ‘friend’ of Pudsey’s.
We had our own type of celebration for Children in Need; we wore crazy clothes and did activities in the afternoon. We also had a colouring competition. We had to colour Pudsey in the most creative way possible. The winner was Eloise Lockton with an amazing design. The winner was picked by School Council, who came up to announce the winner in Celebration Assembly. We raised £96.28 in school, but that was without Robin Class as they were on their school trip. Remember to keep raising for those who have been unlucky. By Amber Allison.
Dance at Corby Glen
Greenfinch class are doing a dance about the plague. We got put in groups first and we had to make a dance about the man that carried the cloth from London to Eyam. Then, we danced the rest of the story. Here are some of the results: