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Good morning, guys, Jenny here with your Tuesday Newsround.
First up, we're talking about homework and the school that
does it differently.
More than nine in ten schools in the UK set homework,
but some people don't think students in primary school
should be doing any.
I went to visit one school that's swapped spellings and sums
for challenges of a different kind.
I went on a conker walk.
I fit my entire body through a piece of A4 paper.
I designed my own board game.
I made a cake from scratch.
These might sound like fun things you do on a weekend, but
they were actually homework tasks, set by the headteacher at this
primary school in Yorkshire, where they can pick different
activities from a grid.
We used to do the normal English and maths and project-based, but we
just realised it wasn't working.
So we looked at changing ours to make it far more creative.
In the UK, the government says it's up to headteachers to decide
whether or not to set homework, so what did the children
at the school think of the challenges that they
are being set?
I can choose what I want to do, and it's a great way to learn.
I think that all children should do it this way.
Now it's just so much more flexible and stress-free.
I think it doesn't really get you prepared for high
school, where you get a lot more homework.
Also, you might have a lot of brothers or sisters like me.
That means they have to do the same things as well.
I'd say my mum isn't as stressed as she used to be.
Because she used to get really annoyed if I didn't
do any of my homework.
I don't think I'm missing out because I'm still doing the work
at school that I was doing at home.
I went to see their new style of homework for myself.
Meet Pippa, she chose to make biscuits with her mum.
So what is it like doing things like baking for your homework?
In year one, we had to do stuff like quite hard homework
and it was a bit boring.
But this time it's still to do with learning,
it's just a bit more fun.
And we are covering maths with the ingredients,
and we're covering reading with the recipe, aren't we?
But it's a much more fun way of doing it.
Now I get to do a lot of cool stuff with my family and I've
got a lot more time.
Time for tasting.
Are they good?
Loads of ideas there but do you think these
are the right thing to learn?
We want to know what you would set as homework if you were in charge.
Traditional spellings and sums or other activities?
Get on over to Newsround online and have your say.
Can you feel that chill in the air?
Well, freezing weather has gripped most of Europe,
with heavy snow causing big problems for roads and trains
all over the continent.
But where has this extreme weather come from, and more importantly
is it heading our way?
Weatherman Simon King has got all the info for us.
It's been bitterly cold across Europe over the last few days
or so, we've had lots and lots of snow, and look
at these temperatures.
-30 degrees in Moscow, that's well colder than your freezer at home.
Even down towards the Mediterranean, -3 degrees here.
In the UK, it's been relatively mild.
Our turn will come later on this week.
Where's it all coming from?
The Arctic is here, you can see the blue extending all the way down
towards Italy and Greece, that brought the cold weather.
If you look at the UK now, look at it turning blue.
Our weather is going to come from the north-west but Arctic air
is going to be with us for Thursday.
Don't dust off your sledges just yet, it's going to be a cold day
and there is the risk of snow but still some details uncertain.
It was a big night at the Fifa awards last night.
They're the group that run international football.
There was good news for Leicester as their manager Claudio Ranieri won
the Coach of the Year award.
That's after he led the Foxes to that memorable
Championship title last year.
And the big award, Player of the Year, went to,
who else, Cristiano Ronaldo.
He's had an amazing season after leading Portugal
to the European Championship and won the Champions League
and Club World Cup with Real Madrid.
Check out these chimpanzees dipping and sipping.
For the first time experts have managed to film chimpanzees making
straws to drink water.
Scientists in the Ivory Coast in Africa shot the footage
which shows the chimps making special water-dipping sticks
by chewing the ends to turn it into a soft, absorbent brush.
That's all from us for now, Newsround's back right here at 8.15.
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