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Science at Rushmore

Science Lead: Nikki Taylor

At Rushmore, we believe that Science is a vital part of children’s learning.

Children need to understand the world around them, and importantly, what the world might be like in the future. We aim to provide children with a broad and exciting curriculum which inspires inquisitive thinking and exploration, with a focus on scientific skills as well as scientific knowledge.

We believe that children should be encouraged to challenge their ideas about the world around them, therefore questioning is at the heart of Science at Rushmore. Questioning and critical thinking help children to develop paths towards understanding, a skill which can be applied across all Curriculum subjects.

This year the profile of science has been raised within the school, with every class taking part in at least two science lessons a week. Many classes have had a science-focussed trip or a visitor in school to introduce them to new scientific concepts and inspire them to learn about a particular topic.

Rushmore will take part in Science Week March 11th when each class will take part in science workshops throughout the week.  A science fair is planned for the summer term which will be led by year 4, 5, 6 for years 1,2,3 to attend.