What a week it has been!
On Monday 9th March, we launched our Science and Eco Week. Throughout the whole school we have been exploring the themes of our ‘Diverse Planet’ and ‘Fight the Plastic’ in lots of different ways.
Throughout the week, we have had family workshops where families were able to see the brilliant learning taking place and join in with their projects and investigations too – thank you to everyone who could join us! We have also had a visit from two amazing staff from Tameside Council to teach us all about ‘Recycling, Reusing and Reducing’ waste. Every year group took part in their workshop and went away with so many ideas about how they could help with the fight against plastic to look after our Diverse World! The children have used some of these ideas to reduce the plastic in their lunches to help achieve their class’ plastic pledge. We have also collaborated as a whole school to create a mosaic from recycled bottle lids and other materials to remind us all how ‘Corrie Cares’ for our planet. The final masterpiece will be displayed by the front carpark very soon.
Year 1 have had a fun filled week to celebrate, they too have looked at our diverse people and living things. They thoroughly enjoyed their minibeast hunt to identify which living things live in our area – thank you to families who were able to join us. They have also been busy making a weather station for our outdoor areas to be able measure our rainfall and much more! They have enjoyed reading and discussing Evelyn Bookless’ ‘Captain Green and the Plastic Scene’.
What a busy and exciting week Year 2 have had! We have been taking part in the Crest Star award in Science. Across the week, the children have completed 8 hours of activities, which have involved hands-on investigations, decision-making and group discussion. The children have gained an appreciation of investigative work and developed many key skills for working scientifically. After completing all eight challenges, each child will now receive a CREST Star certificate and iron-on badge. We have found Neal Layton’s book called ‘A Planet full of Plastic’ fascinating!
Year 3 have thoroughly enjoyed exploring how to take good care of our diverse plants and flowers. They have carried out many investigations to study how the different parts of the plants function and how they need to be cared for. They have also found it fascinating to learn about the different talents and characteristics of plants, for example, clever camouflaging plants. They too were inspired by George when reading ‘George Saves the World by Lunchtime’ by Jo Redman. They have loved learning new tips to fight the plastic battle.
The children in Year 4 have found it captivating how our animals have adapted to protecting themselves from the dangers of the world, from camouflaging chameleons to insects found in your back garden. The children have also learnt the true journey of a plastic bottle when reading ‘The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle’ by Alison Inches.
In Year 5 they too have taken part in the Crest Superstar award. Across the week, the children have completed 8 hours of activities, which have involved hands-on investigations, decision-making and group discussion. The children have gained an appreciation of investigative work and developed many key skills for working scientifically. After completing all eight challenges, each child will now receive a CREST Superstar certificate and iron-on badge. The children were moved by Miranda Paul’s story, ‘One Plastic Bag’, they could not believe that a plastic bag from the UK, for example could travel so far and the problems it could cause.
Year 6 are referring to themselves as two minute superheroes, by working together to achieve as many of the mini missions as they can to save the world. They have taken inspiration from Martin Dorey’s ‘Kids Fight Plastic: How to be a 2 minute Superhero’. The children decided that they needed to spread the message in order to make a real difference and have made PowerPoints and iMovies to educate others and inspire them to also get involved.
Science Awards – Science 2020
We would like to say huge congratulations to the following children for their exceptional attitude and outstanding application of scientific vocabulary throughout Science Week.