Kingsmeadow School Report

The school has teamed up with BBC School Report to keep you informed of all things Kingsmeadow following the Christmas break.

The Report will include everything from sports news, to debates on the big issues in school and in the community. Students will also recreate stories to fit the Kingsmeadow angle from regional, national and international sources.

A team of Key Stage 3 reporters have been working with materials created and sent by the BBC in order to sharpen journalistic skill and knowhow and a member of the BBC’s production team is expected in the near future to add even more to the skillsets already present.

Some of the material created may appear on the BBC’s own website, and even live on the BBC news channel, as part of the School Report takeover day in March 2018.

Tommy, a year 7 School Reporter,  said this of the opportunity to take part: “It seems like a very good way to get students involved in the community.”

Emilia, a School Reporter also in year 7 said: I think the BBC is a great idea to advance a young person’s mindset; I am very glad to be a part of this project.”

Mr Lennox, who is overseeing the project, said: “The School Report is ideal opportunity, not only to improve students’ communication skills and skills in literacy, but it is also a great opportunity for those who may want to join the project in later years to see what can be achieved by this year’s reporters.”

If you know of any stories, or interesting topics, the School Report team could research, seek out one of our student reporters or speak to Mr Lennox in the English department.

By Kingsmeadow School Report team

Top 5 Best Performing Football Teams 17/18

1.Manchester City

Man City broke the Premier League record with 18 wins in a row before getting ended by Liverpool. They are top of the league by 13 points!

2.Barcelona

The Spanish giants are rocking La Liga this season, they are top of the league and have recently signed Philippe Coutinho, surely they will win the league just like they have 8 times!

3.PSG

One of the richest clubs in the world, they have an excellent team and that means that they will win the league. At least that is how it’s looking…They have won the league an astonishing 6 times.

4.Bayern Munich

The German giants never play badly, or so it seems. With a great goalkeeper, defence and especially attack they are expected to win the league, just like they have won the title 9 times out of the last 13.

5.Man Utd

Although they aren’t top of the league, they have only lost 4 games out of 25, especially with the latest signing of Alexis Sanchez, I don’t think they will lose many more. They have won the Premier League a whopping 13 times and they will be looking to add to that next season.

Now, let’s talk about my team, Newcastle United. They may not be great now, but we used to be one of the greatest teams in England with legends like: Shearer, Beardsley, Sol Campbell for a short period of time and Michael Owen. Not that long ago in 2012/13 season we finished fifth. This meant that we would be in the Europa League. We were knocked out in the Quarter Final by Benfica and then we started playing bad from then. We are currently sitting 15th in the Premier League with 24 points.

Let’s hope this is a platform from which we can challenge those big names listed above!

By Alfie – Year 7

Top 5 Urban Legends

An urban legend is a story that is essentially fiction BUT some are true. Here are some urban legends from the UK. You can decide if they’re real…

1.The Lambton Worm

This is the legend tells of young John Lambton, son of a noble family in County Durham, who was fishing in the River Wear on a Sunday. When he was unable to catch a fish, he cursed the river, and immediately hooked an ugly little black worm which he later disposed of, in disgust, in the local well. This worm was to grow into a great serpent-like monster which blighted Lambton village and wreaked havoc in the area whilst John was away fighting in the Crusades for seven years.When he came back he visited a witch and got armour and a sword to kill the beast for good.He then became a hero…

2.Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is a myth where you go into a bathroom, light some candles and turn off the lights.To make ‘bloody Mary’ appear you have to chant bloody Mary as many times as it takes to make her appear, but when you leave the bathroom, will she leave with you?

3.Slender Man

The Slender Man’s story is to abduct people, often children who seem to willingly go with the figure never to be seen again, making him a terrifying version of the Pied Piper. He is a tall man with long arms and he always wears a black suit and a red tie. If you are familiar with this story you will also know that he has no face…

4.The Clown Statue

A teenager was babysitting a couple of children. After they went to bed, she started watching T.V. in a room that had a life-sized clown statue in it. After a while, she began to feel like the clown was watching her. Creeped out, she rang the parents to ask if she could cover it up. They immediately told her to take the kids to a neighbour’s house and call the police. When they got home, they told her they didn’t have a clown statue. It was a real person.

5.The Man at the Window

A girl was sitting at home alone one night. Looking out the window, she suddenly saw a man there, watching her. She quickly hid under a blanket on the sofa and called the police, not moving until they arrived. When they came, they looked everywhere, checking for footsteps outside. Not finding anything, they came back in to see the girl and only then saw the wet footsteps leading up to the sofa. “You’re very lucky,” they told her. “It was a reflection you saw; the man was inside the whole time.”

By Jessica – Year 7

Five Must Have Console Games of 2017

Why wait for this year’s new releases?

  1. Fortnite Battle Royale

Battle Royale is a third-person action game featuring battle royale mechanics. The game has been developed by Epic Games, one of the most recognizable studios in the industry. Fortnite: Battle Royale delivers only a multiplayer mode, in which a player has but one objective – stay alive until the match ends. A hundred players are transported onto an island with almost nothing in their inventory. When over the battlefield, they have to exit their transport and skydive towards the location they see fit to start the match, e.g. near buildings. It is important, as at the beginning of a match, a player is equipped only with a pickaxe, and he has to find or loot weapons, traps, and other pieces of gear.

  1. Call of Duty WW2

Call of Duty returned to its roots last year with Call of Duty: WWII—a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history’s most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war.

  1. Assassins creed origins

Assassin’s Creed Origins is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The game is set in Egypt during the near end of the Ptolemaic period (49-47 BC) and recounts the secret fictional history of real-world events.

  1. NBA 2k18

Ridiculous depth in every mode, near-photorealistic visuals, amazing ESPN-style presentation and great storylines are all you could ever ask for from a sports sim. MyCAREER is back and rather than following a story of another player, 2K wants players to feel more like they’re living their own NBA dream, meaning there’s less of a rags-to-riches story and much more focus on playing your game. MyGM has also had a massive revamp to bring many of these story elements into the fold and offer much more depth. If you’re new to the world of basketball, 2K has made the game much more welcoming, too.

  1. FIFA 18

This is undoubtedly the best FIFA has ever been. With tons of new animations, an amazing new look with the transition to Frostbite, season two of The Journey and the continued dominance of Ultimate Team.

By Daniel