Welcome to Science at Rimrose Hope.
Robert Fulghum said that all he ever needed to know he learned at kindergarten. He wrote a poem about it. You may have read it. In it he says play fair, live a balanced life, eat well, look after your body, wash your hands before you eat, Flush, take good care of yourself and do not forget to LOOK! If you look carefully you will see the world in all its magnificence and glory.
“Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the styrofoam cup:
The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody
really knows how or why, but we are all like that.” (R Fulgham)
Your child will be encouraged to follow this advice. Science is about looking closely and carefully at the world around us. We want your children to ask questions and find answers through trial and error testing through comparing and contrasting through the relationships they can see between different things. We want your children to explore the world around them and the mysteries within them.
We want your children to ask why. We want your children to find solutions. We want your children to take responsibility and to become stewards of our world, global citizens who can take care of their future.
Our science curriculum is planned to take your child on a journey to becoming a Rimrose Hope Scientist. The steps of this journey are laid out on our ‘Becoming a Scientist’ page so please click on it to see the pathway from Year 1 to Year 6.
Our long term plan provides an outline of every topic the children will research over the next 6 years.
Our science policy explains the ethos and principles that underpin our approach to the teaching of science.
There are a number of hyper-links to extend and enhance your child’s understanding and knowledge of each topic, so please use them as a springboard to further discussions with your children and if you manage to find anything else that you think we might like then please come and share it with us.
The children in year 5 and 6 have been investigating electrical circuits. The children then used their findings to design their own circuits.
Life Cycles and Evolution
The children in year 5 and 6 were visited by Allday's Farm. During the visit the children learnt about life cycles of the animals and how they have evolved to their environment.
Animal Life Cycles.
The children in year 5 and 6 enjoyed a visit from Kim the vet to learn about animal life cycles and the gestation period of various animals. During the workshop, the children were able to classify animals and ask questions.