Science is taught by specialist teachers in two well resourced laboratories. Each year group studies a range of topics relevant to physics, chemistry and biology. Practical work, demonstrations, interactive whiteboards and ICT are used in lessons to engage pupils’ attention and interest.
Year 5, 6 and 7 are taught Science in form classes. Year 8 are grouped in order to better prepare them for their future scientific studies.
|In Year 5 pupils study:|
Pupils will be looking at balanced diets, circulation and investigating factors that can affect our pulse rate
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Pupils will be looking at the properties of solids, liquids and gases, the main processes associated with the water cycle and investigating the factors that can affect evaporation.
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Earth Sun Moon
Pupils will be looking at the relative sizes and movements of the Earth, Sun and Moon.
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Pupils will be looking at the life cycles of plants and animals and investigating factors that can affect germination.
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Pupils will be looking at what causes sounds and how to change the volume and pitch of a note.
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Interdependence & Adaptation
Pupils will be looking at how animals are adapted to their environment and are introduced to food chains and food webs.
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In Year 6 pupils study the following topics:
Pupils will be looking at soluble and insoluble materials, solutions and investigating factors that speed up dissolving.
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Pupils will be looking at different types of circuits and investigating factors that affect the brightness of bulbs.
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Pupils will be looking at the main types of microbes and investigating factors that cause decay.
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Pupils will be looking at balanced forces and investigating factors that affect how fast a spinner falls.
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Pupils will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes.
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Pupils will be looking at luminous objects and investigating shadows.
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Pupils will be looking at particle theory and diffusion.
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|Learning at home|
Key stage 2 pupils may find the following websites useful to help with homework tasks and revision:
|In Year 7 pupils study |
Pupils will be learning how to separate different materials using various practical techniques including filtration, chromatography and distillation.
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Variation & Classification
Pupils will be learning about inherited and environmental variation and how to classify living things.
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Pupils will be learning about energy resources and sustainability. They will also be looking at heat energy and the main types of energy transfer.
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Pupils will be learning about the structure of cells using microscopes. They will also be looking at the reproductive systems.
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Electricity & Magnetism
Pupils will be learning about current and voltage in electrical circuits and the force of magnetism.
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Pupils will be learning about an eclipse, the phases of the Moon, the seasons and evidence that has been collected about the solar system.
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Environment & Ecology
Pupils will be learning about habitats and feeding relationships. They will also learn how to construct pyramids of numbers and biomass.
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|In Year 8 pupils study...|
Pupils will be learning about chemical reactions, fireworks and fire safety. They will also be looking at acids, alkalis and the pH scale.
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Pupils will be learning about different types of forces and calculating the speed of moving objects.
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Pupils will be learning about food and digestion. They will also be looking at breathing and respiration.
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Pupils will be looking at the Rock Cycle and learn about the effect of pressure and temperature on rocks.
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Pupils will be learning about the Periodic table: looking at elements and compounds and writing word equations for chemical reactions they have carried out.
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Pupils will be learning about the factors that affect the process of photosynthesis and finding out if green plants respire.
|Learning at home|
Key stage 3 pupils may find the following websites useful to help with homework tasks and revision:
Pupils often find scientific vocabulary difficult; you can use the links above to the word sheets to use with your child to help their understanding of the key words from each topic.
Pupils enjoy the practical tasks completed within topics but sometimes find it difficult to fully explain their findings using evidence. Encouraging pupils to read their work aloud and discussing their ideas can help to develop their scientific writing.
Pupils will be assessed throughout the year using a variety of means. Pupils complete end of topic tests and each piece of work is assessed and levelled against set criteria.
Teacher assessments are based on the teacher’s knowledge of the pupil's class work, observations during lessons and interaction between teacher and pupil.
End of year assessments for Year 5, 6 and 8 take place in the summer term.