What is Science? Science is the study of the nature and behaviour of natural things and the knowledge that we obtain about them. It is separated into three areas; Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Biology is the study of living things, Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances and finally Physics is the study of motion, forces, energy and space.
The intention of our science curriculum is to foster a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promote respect for the living and non-living. The school’s approach to science takes account of the school’s own context, ensuring access to people with specialist expertise and places of scientific interest as part of the school’s commitment to learning outside the classroom.
At Rockmount, we believe that the teaching of science should be practical, engaging and exciting. The children are taught to plan, carry out investigations and evaluate their learning while exploring different topics.
We ensure that all children are provided with rich learning experiences that aim to:
Science is taught consistently, once a week for up to two hours, but is discretely taught in many different contexts throughout all areas of the curriculum. For example, through English, i.e. writing a letter to a local politician regarding the closure of a park or a biography of a famous scientist’s life.
"I like finding out about new things I didn't know before"
"I like magnetic things because I've got some magnetic toys!"
"I like everything about science! Experiments lead to different conclusions and conclusions lead to discovery."
"I like the experiments but I like predicting too."
I was proud of the circuits I made. I didn't manage to make a noise but I made the light light up. I got frustrated and couldn't focus but when I did it I was really proud."
British Science week 2023
Here is some of the amazing work children did at home during British Science Week 2023.