Sharing Science at Home

Thank you for sharing your home learning with us, we have seen so many children who have been exploring and carrying out all different kinds of investigations. Our children at Corrie love learning by discovering things for themselves, especially in Science. Children love to experiment so here are some fun hands on science experiments using things you most likely already have at home.

Click here to choose your next experiment!

Don’t forget to share what you get up to by emailing us photographs or videos to your child’s year group email address or straight to our Corrie Facebook Page.

We can’t wait to see what you discover!

 

Science and Eco Week

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

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’.

 

Year 2

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

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.

 

Year 4

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.

 

Year 5

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

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.

Career and Aspiration Week

As part of Career and Aspiration Week the children have had the opportunity to interview a range of visitors about their jobs, including: A balloon artist, a magician, the police, a nurse, a soldier and a boxing champion. They also enjoyed going inside a planetarium and looking at the work of an astronomer!

‘My favourite visitor was the magician. He worked hard to be funny and he made me laugh lots.’ Frankie M

‘I liked Steven from Wild Workshops. He went to Africa to work with animals and now he works looking after creatures that you find in the garden. I want to work with animals when I’m older.’ Libby H

‘Alex from Bollington Balloons was my favourite visitor. He started off just experimenting with balloons. It took him a long time to do and some of them weren’t very good. But now because he has worked hard and didn’t give up he can make amazing balloon designs!’ Connor M

Thank you to those parents that gave up their time to speak to the children and helped to make the week a success.

Lillian Gilbreth by Honey Van Assen

 

Lillian Gilbreth was born in 1878 into a big family of nine children.  She graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with master’s in literature. She met Frank Gilbreth in the middle of completing  her PhD at Brown University. She was intrigued by his obsession with workplace efficiency and switched from literature to psychology. Her dissertation, ‘ The Psychology of Management’, was the first study of how relationships affect us at work. Together, Lillian and Frank ran a consultancy. They would study a simple task, such as bricklaying or carrying tools, and break the motions down to the most essential steps to make the workers’ jobs quicker. They also wrote many books about motion and fatigue. Often, only Frank’s name would appear on their work because publishers thought a male author would appear more authorative – even though Lillian was the psychologist. When Frank died in 1924, Lillian took charge of the company. Many of her clients did not want a woman telling them how to run factories, so Lillian focused on homemakers instead. Back then, it was common for women to spend all day cooking and cleaning. Lillian applied ergonomics and motion studies to make housewives’ tasks easier. She created new tools and new layout for kitchens that cut work time down from a day to only a few hours. It gave women more time pursue exciting interests. Lillian Gilbreth’s designs are all around us. Whether it’s the ergonomic layout of your desk or the ‘ work triangle’ that determines the distance from the sink to the hob, her designs have been integrated into our daily lives.

Career and Aspiration Week

This year as part of Career and Aspiration week the children had the opportunity to interview a range of visitors about their jobs including a meteorologist, a midwife and fire service. They also enjoyed watching a magic show by Wacky Woody a children’s magician and learned about working with animals by taking part in activities with Steven ‘the bug man’ from Wild Workshops.

Thank you to those parents that gave up their time to speak to the children and helped to make the week a success.

 

 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar workshop

On the 13th February we ran a Spelling Punctuation and Grammar workshop for Parents and Carers in School.

Thank you to the people that attended and found the SPaG workshop helpful and informative.

I have added the PowerPoint and some games with hyper links that the children can access at home.

Mrs Rafferty

Phonics Co-ordinator

NSPCC Digital safety workshop for parents

Dear Parents and Carers

We’re here to help you keep your child safe online

O2 and the NSPCC have joined forces on a mission to help all children and their families in the UK stay safe online. Together, they’re offering useful tools, support and guidance to help parents and carers have frequent conversations with their children about their online lives.

Our free online safety workshop for parents and carers

We would like to invite all parents, carers or family members to a free online safety workshop at Corrie Primary at 2.30pm on Monday 26th February 2018. The content covered in the workshops is aimed at adults. Parents with children are advised to arrange childcare if possible.

The hour-long workshop will help parents, carers and other adults understand their child’s online world, build confidence to have those important conversations that can help keep children safe online and help you know where to go for help and advice.

“After coming to this workshop today, I realise the importance of having conversations with my child rather than avoid the subject. I didn’t know there were things I could do to make it better, I’m so glad I came to this workshop. I will definitely be calling the helpline or going into store to get some help, thank you.” – Parent who attended the workshop