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Science

Primary

EYFS

In the Nursery and Reception students experience science in a very practical way. They investigate and experiment with a variety of materials. They are assessed against the early learning outcomes.

Year 1 and 2

Year 1 and 2 students learn science through the Edison Learning Curriculum, a topic-based programme. This is linked to the National Curriculum. There is an annual Science Week with a subject co-ordinator based at secondary.

Yr 1

Why do we play with different toys as we grow older?

Science Y1

Every day Materials

Animals including humans

 

Hello, I am new here;  Bonjour, je suis nouveau ici

Science Y1

Plants

Animals including humans

Seasonal change

 

 

What can we learn about our world from stories?

Science Y1

Every day Materials

distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made, identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock

describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials, compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Seasonal change

Why is water so precious?

Science Y1

Plants

Animals including Humans

Seasonal Changes

 

Yr2

Can Party Food be Healthy?

“Which materials would make good party decorations?

Y1/2 Science Everyday Materials

What is the best way for Mrs Armitage to travel

identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

What makes us like other animals?

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Animals including Humans

 

 

Year 3 to 6

In Years 3 to 6, students learn science through the Edison Learning Curriculum, a topic based programme. This is linked to the National Curriculum. There is an annual Science Week with a subject coordinator based at secondary.

Yr 3

How does electricity work?

Electricity

Forces & Magnets

Working Scientifically

 

 

Let’s go on an adventure. Would we like to visit Guatemala?

Forces & Friction

Measuring forces

Pulling objects

(Air resistance Y5)

Working scientifically

 

Are bugs important?

Science Y3/4 Animals including humans

Y3 Plants

Y4 Living things and their habitats

Working scientifically

 

 

Yr 4

How do I see? How do I hear?

Light & Sound

Working scientifically

 

 

Should we stop eating chocolate?

Chocolate

D&T design, make, evaluate

Y4 Science States of Matter

Working scientifically

What happens inside us?

Y3/4 Science

Y3/4 Animals including humans

Working scientifically

Yr 5

 

What is it made of?

Mysterious Materials

Context Testing materials for companies

Properties and changes to materials

Working scientifically

 

Fairground

D&T design, make, evaluate

Y6 Electricity

Y6 Light

Y5 Forces

Working scientifically

 

Do we make the most of what’s right on our doorstep?

Y5 Living things and their habitats

Y5 animals including humans 

Working scientifically

Yr 6

What’s out there?

Out of This World

Y5 Science

Earth & Space

Working scientifically

Y5 Forces

 

Let’s Go Round Again – Year 6 Science revisit

Y6 Electricity & Light

Why do some creatures no longer exist?

Evolution & inheritance

 

Y6 Living things and their habitats

Y5/6 Animals including humans

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary

Years 7, 8 and 9

Students study a variety of topics from biology, chemistry and physics throughout Years 7 and 8. Where possible they do so using practical investigations to help develop their ability to work scientifically.  In Year 9 students begin a bridging year where they start to cover the topics from AQA GCSE combined science.

Topics studied and content covered include:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

  • In Year 7, all students start to study a small course named ‘working scientifically’. This short course will equip new students with the essential scientific skills they will need to investigate the topics studied. All students will then study and investigate through practical activities the three different scientific disciplines; biology, chemistry and physics. Units include; cell structure and functions of body systems, reproduction, elements, atoms, and compounds, forces, space, sound and light. Students are tested regularly to ensure subject knowledge is at a satisfactory standard in order to progress to the next stage of learning.

In Year 8, students will have the opportunity to consolidate their learning from Year 7 through a more independent approach with many practical investigations. Topics include; electricity and magnetism, motion and pressure, periodic table, separation techniques, ecosystems, adaptation and inheritance. Students are once again tested regular after each topic to check understanding. Many of the topics studied in this year will appear in their GCSE course.

 

 

  • In Year 9 students start to study the topics needed for GCSE combined science following the AQA specification:
  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
  • Forces
  • Energy