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Wrangle School News

Wrangle Reporters have decided to write about people and events at Wrangle Primary School. We will be looking at how our local newspapers report on news events, sport, entertainment, fashion, and other items we may find. Some of our articles will reflect local and national news that has been highlighted in the media, including radio and T.V. The Editor and some roving reporters will be going out and about in the area in order to obtain first hand information about our environment.

EDITOR'S NOTE Please email wranglereporters@gmail.com if you have any suggestions or comments. Some of these may be published!

Editor: Jeannette Ellwood

Our Team of Reporters for 2012 is:
Zak, Helena, Georgia, Bethan, Arron and Sophy

P.S.I take full responsibilty for any typos! Just let me know if you spot one and I will send you the Editor's Special Secret Award...

After very busy Christmas activities and a break during the first half of our Spring Term Wrangle Reporters are back to work with writing, reporting and and film making.

Our current projects include filming footage for a DVD about our school, observing nature at Freiston Shore RSPB site, and preparing Art for a continuation of an School exhibition at Giles Academy Art Gallery in nearby Boston.

Future Projects

We are planning a visit to BBC Lincolnshire studios in Lincoln as a followup to Scott Dalton's visit to our school. We are currently arranging poetry sessions with our local poet Annette Burrell and are already looking forward to an Easter visit to the Old Pottery where no doubt a quantity of Sophy's famous cupcakes will be consumed...not to mention the publication of our Writing Rocks story competition results.

Jack Greene Tudor Time Traveller

Jack Greene Tudor Time Traveller
Our intrepid Bethan with the dried frogs!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Visit to Freiston Shore

Simon's Surprise!

Wrangle Reporters had a wonderful visit to Frieston shore on Wednesday 28th March. At least that was the date but it felt like a warm summer's day. The birds and the people were thoroughly enjoying the warm sunshine and each of us were clever enough to spot a special bird - thanks to the use of the telescopes and binoculars supplied by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. (RSPB). After our session in the hide we walked to the classrooms and out to the back where there was a well stocked natural pond.   We used the nets to trawl in the water to find interesting inhabitants of the pond. We put them in an observation tray so we could look at them under the magnifying glass. When we had looked our fill we carefully put them back so that they could carry on with their busy lives!
We all then went into the classroom where our 'choir' tunefully sang Happy Birthday to Simon who looked really surprised.! His birthday in on Friday. We said '...a little bird told us when it would be...' as we ate our cupcakes and watched Simon blow out his tiny candle perched on the top of his. 

A truly memorable afternoon. The RSPB have a wonderful site to explore with excellent teachers and equipment.  We all decided our short time there was not long enough and a return visit would be a good idea. We resolved to become a 'Bird Friendly School' - more about that next term.

Thank you so much Simon and the RSPB for giving us a great experience.

 Thanks to Mrs Lister for giving us some of her valuable time to accompany us - and for the use of her commodious car!  More from the Wrangle Reporters themselves in the next few days.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

wrangle wildlife.

I think that im going to see a lot of birds on my trip to freiston shore. I hope I get to see a different variety of birds.I hope I get to see something like a deer or a muntjack. there was a muntjack on my schools field. I saw a grey mistle thrush before, it was eating a snail it banged the shell off of the ground and the slimy snail slipped out and then the bird ate it. 

wrangle lambs

A long time ago where I used to keep my pony there were loads of sheep. Then one day I was mucking out his stable I heard loads of bahs, I went to go and have a look and there was a ewe giving birth to two lambs. I went to get my mum and the man who works at the farm yard the man let me help the ewe give birth to the lamb it was so exciting.

It was so fun he also let me name the lambs I also remember what it looked like the ewes legs were wide open and she was in so much pain when they were born they were covered in blood and slime so we had to wash them but we had to carry them and we got covered in blood and slime it was so horrible but it was an experiance that I will probaby never get to do again and now I would really like to help give birth to a puppy and a foal.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Breaking News

Read the Standard this week - Giles Gallery, in Boston has won an award! Congratulations!  Wrangle School's contributions can be seen among the gorgeous squares of the Boston Quilt Project.  

They will also be exhibiting a few examples of art done in Wrangle Primary School  from Staurday 3rd December until the end of the month. They don't know yet whose work will be included but the standard is high so it will look pretty good.
If you are a parent it might be worth while to visit the Gallery and see if your child's work is on show... all visitors are welcome.

Congratulations to the children of Wrangle School

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Horrible Histories in Wrangle -Tudor Time Traveller - Jack Greene

Jack Greene, a notable expert on the Tudor King of England and his times visited Wrangle School on the 15th November. He made a great impact on our Wrangle Reporters, here are some of their thoughts and impressions...

'Jack had a lot of historic artifacts, my favourite was the musket.  It was huge and loud. He also brought a longbow and three arrows. Two were sharp and these could kill you, one was blunt but it would definitely still hurt you.' Bethan went on to describe how a pig was killed and how the lady of the house would collect the blood to use with herbs and spices. 'Jack was very rude, he told us a Tudor swear word. It was 'God's bones'!
Zak's account tells of the sinking of the Mary Rose which happened during the war against the spanish ships (The Armada). He goes on to report that ...'Jack allowed us to dress up in many tudor clothes, including a bird scarer boy, a soldier, the Earl of Lincoln and his Countess. thieves, docotors and many more!...We ended the day playing Tudor games like stick wrestling and foot wrestling.'
Georgia was most taken with some of the medicines in use during that time. ...'Jack passed round all sorts of medicines like dried frogs, and  dried mouse, a pickled scorpion.  The best part of the day was when Jack used the longbow and shot an arrow 11 feet from where we all stood.
Arron told us more about the medical techniques used, including the effective use of leeches. Jack brought a jar full of live ones... 'When they saw us they tried to get out (hungry perhaps?) and it was peculiar when they started stretching out. They used the leeches to take your headache away because it sucks your bad blood away. If you had a sore throat you had to find a spider and put butter on it to help it slip down (your throat)... ' he ended his report with...'To make your cough go away you find some rats and cook them and after that squeeze their blood and guts and eat them. We saw dried up frog and dried up flesh...the medicines smelt like they've been in a sewer for fifty years!'

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Scott Dalton

The tables were turned on Mr Dalton as our WrangleSchool Reporters interviewed him for our School Blog when he visited Wrangle School on Monday last.  He told the children that he started reporting with the Boston Standard when he was on work experience with them.   He  then spent a short time with the Target and was eventually offered a job with BBC Radio Lincolnshire. In answer to Zak's question 'What is it like to be a broadcaster?' he replied
'I've been doing this job for 11 years, and I really enjoy it.' He said after being nervous to start with it only took him a few seconds to get used to the microphone. Arron and Sophy both asked him if he went to lots of small villages like this.
'Oh yes' he replied, 'My job takes me to lots of small villages all over Lincolnshire. We live in a very rural county.'
As BBC radio Lincolnshire came to school because Wrangle had been chosen as one of the places the 2012 Olympic torch will pass through Georgia wanted to know if Scott had been to an Olympic event before.
'No I haven't although I did visit the London site just as it was being built.' Georgia thought he was very kind and noticed he carried a microphone which said radio Lincolnshire written in a triangle.
Bethan was interested in the sort of interviews he usually did and asked him if he had ever been to a really bad incident. He replied that he had been to many family problems in his time. Helena wanted to know if he had ever been really nervous.
His answer to that question was 'Yes, especially when I first started with the BBC.'

Question time for Scott ended with one from Bethan who put in a special request for a song dedicated to Wrangle School.
'We would like the tune for the Final Countdown!' she said.
Everyone decided they would love to visit the BBC studio in Lincoln, to see Scotts workplace.