09/01/2017 Newsround


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Morning, guys - Martin here with your Monday Newsround.

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Red pandas check out snow for the first time.

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You're back at school, which means lessons, assembly,

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hanging out with your friends at break-time, and,

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But some people don't think students in primary school

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Jenny has been looking into the homework debate.

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Homework, it's given out in most of the primary schools in the UK,

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but for more than 100 years experts have been trying to decide

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whether or not it's a good thing for you to do.

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Some people think homework puts too much pressure on kids.

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They say research suggests homework in primary school isn't

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helpful for students, and because of this some heads

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and teachers want homework to be banned completely.

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But others say homework is an important part of you learning

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how to work on your own, and gives you the chance

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to practice what you've learnt in the classroom,

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like reading, writing, spelling and times tables.

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At this school, the students are given written and number

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Homework is a good thing because it might help children

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who are struggling or just need a bit more information to help them,

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and I think all children should be doing it.

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I don't like homework because I feel after school I should relax.

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I think it's beneficial because you're recapping

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Sometimes I get really stressed when I don't have it all done.

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It's really, like, it puts you under pressure.

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The Government says headteachers can make their own decision

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about whether or not to set homework, so why does this

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school, like many others, think it's important?

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Basically we give them homework because we want them to reaffirm

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what they've learned that week and enjoy what they're learning,

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and we also want them to be ready for when they go to secondary

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school, that they will be getting homework on a regular basis

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I would like homework to be a bit more varied,

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and I'd like there to be history projects and science things,

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If homework was taken away, I'd feel glad but also sad

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because the homework helps me know what I'm doing and makes me more

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confident, but I'd be happy as well because I've got more time to spend

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Now there's loads more about the great homework debate over

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Check out our guide to the arguments for and against it.

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Should you get more, less or none at all?

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OK, time for a quick round-up of some of the big

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is being criticised after he picked

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the youngest Liverpool side ever for their 0-0 draw with

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The Reds couldn't get a goal, even when Sturridge,

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Firmino and Lallana came on, and will now face a replay.

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No such problems for Chelsea, who beat League One Petersborough 4-1.

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Willian and youngster Michy Batshuayi bagged the others,

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but John Terry got sent off on his first start since October.

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The draw for the next round of the Cup is made tonight at 7pm.

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And away from the footy, Johanna Konta is nicely building up

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for the Australian Open next week with a win at the warm-up

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Sydney International tournament - she's now through to the second

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Now, it's pretty chilly outside, and icy too, and it's pretty easy

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But, fear not, we might have found a solution to help you move around

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without slipping over, and it comes from a familiar

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It is freezing outside, but it's OK, I've got my gloves,

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I've got my coat, I am ready to go, so...

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Oh, there has got to be a better way.

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Doctors in Germany are advising people to try walking like penguins

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Some penguins live in cold places like Antarctica,

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and are well known for their unusual walk, which helps them

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By taking small steps or shuffling, and leaning forward to change

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their centre of gravity, penguins reduce their

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So, Jenny, try channelling your inner penguin.

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Point your feet outwards, raise your arms for balance,

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Well, she might not be slipping over, but she does

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You never know, though, it might just catch on.

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Pretty sure Jenny walks like that all the time!

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Now, if you think it's chilly here in the UK,

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just look at what it's like for the rest of Europe,

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The cold weather has caused big problems for roads and trains -

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And snow has even been recorded as far south as holiday resorts

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And sticking with the snow - check out these cute red panda cubs

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seeing snow for the first time at their Cincinnati Zoo in America.

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Harriet and Hazel can be seen here playing around,

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They obviously don't get bothered by the cold!

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That's all from me, Newsround's back at 4.20pm.

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To celebrate the start of the new Worst Witch,

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and to come up with the name of a spell,

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All you have to do is head to the CBBC HQ page,

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leave us a comment, and you could be seeing your spell on the telly!

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