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The aim is science is:

To give the pupils some insight and understanding of the contributions that science has had and is making to their everyday life. Through investigative science develop lively and enquiring minds; acquire skills, processes and concepts. Develop their confidence to approach new situations, apparatus and technology without fear but with due care and respect for safety. Through discovery learn about themselves and their environment. In practical and real life settings exercise and develop their cross curricular skills in English, Maths and communication skills.

To inspire pupils in the awe, magic and fun that is science!

Delivery of science

Science is taught throughout school focusing on the four areas throughout the year Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Scientific enquiry. These lessons are taught where possible in a hands on and fun approach making Science real and fun. Wherever it is feasible we will give pupils direct experiential learning involving them in making active decisions to develop their knowledge and understanding.

Science is taught throughout school focusing on the four areas throughout the year Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Scientific enquiry. These lessons are taught where possible in a hands on and fun approach making Science real and fun. Wherever it is feasible we will give pupils direct experiential learning involving them in making active decisions to develop their knowledge and understanding.

Scheme of work and overall organisation

Science topics have been selected to include a good balance, continuity and progression across all four-attainment targets. All Schemes of work and long term plans have been created by the science subject leader.

Primary science (Class L1 year 3-4 pupils) has a foundation stage curriculum based upon “Free Flow Learning with science being an integral part of their class based lessons. This is taught by their class teacher and topics are changed every half term fitting with topic if possible.

Primary science (Class L2 Year 5 pupils) have a double period of science which is delivered in units lasting one half term. This is taught by their class teacher.

Primary Science (Classes L3 and L4 Years 5 to Year 6 pupils) have a double period of science in their classes by a primary teacher. Science is delivered in topics that last for one term.

Classes L5 to U2 (Year 6 to Year 9 pupils) have a double period of science in the science room delivered by the science specialist. The science is delivered in topics that last for one term.

Year 10 and 11 Pupils have two periods of science. They follow the Edexel exam board “Entry Level Certificate in Science”. The course involves ESA “Externally set assessments” (a written test set by the exam board) and TDA “Teacher devised assessments” a practical set by the teacher. Pupils not accessing this exam will work towards a School based certificate

Topics covered are:

L1-L3

Autumn 1

All about me

Autumn 2

Christmas

Spring1

House and homes

Spring 2

Celebration and festivals

Summer 1

Transport/helping others

Summer 2

Seaside

Life process and living things

 

Our bodies

 

Physical process,

 

Toys and games

 

Life process and living things

 

Garden/Growing plants

Physical process,

 

Sound and hearing

 

Materials and their properties

 

Making our own vehicles for water, road and air.

Materials and their properties

 

Water/Grouping and changing materials

 

L4

Autumn 1

All about me

Autumn 2

Christmas

Spring1

House and homes

Spring 2

Celebration and festivals

Summer 1

Transport/helping others

Summer 2

Seaside

Life process and living things

 

Keeping healthy

 

Physical process,

 

The earth in space

 

Materials and their properties

 

Rocks and soils

Physical process,

 

Using Electricity

 

Materials and their properties

 

Grouping and classifying materials

 

Life process and living things

 

Plants and animals in their environment/ Thurcroft

 

L5-U2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

 

Spring1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

Life process and living things

 

Looking after our heart and lungs.

 

Keeping healthy

Materials and their properties

 

Investigating materials.

 

Physical process,

 

The earth in space

Life process and living things

 

Healthy eating

 

Food groups

 

Materials and their properties

 

Grouping and classifying materials

 

Physical process,

 

Electricity

 

 

Edexel entry level Science

U3-U5

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

 

Spring1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

Health and food

 

Earth and space

 

Changes in humans and plants

 

Classification and variation

 

Acids and metals

 

Genetics and evolution