Science is important for understanding the world, in the past it has changed our lives and is essential for developing our future.  Through their science lessons pupils will be encouraged to put together explanations and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity.  They will be encouraged to explain what is occurring, predict what might happen, and analyse what they found out.

I am attaching the KS2 topic plan for two year cycle based on new Nat Curric.

Sarah Kulmer teaches P3. Her planning and Catherines Science planning are in the planning folder if you want to see it. They work on in enquiry led learning way starting with a question. Each half term has Science /Humanities allocated. One or the other can be the class topic.

I am attaching the KS2 topic plan for two year cycle based on new Nat Curric.

Sarah Kulmer teaches P3. Her planning and Catherines Science planning are in the planning folder if you want to see it. They work on in enquiry led learning way starting with a question. Each half term has Science /Humanities allocated. One or the other can be the class topic.

I am attaching the KS2 topic plan for two year cycle based on new Nat Curric.

Sarah Kulmer teaches P3. Her planning and Catherines Science planning are in the planning folder if you want to see it. They work on in enquiry led learning way starting with a question. Each half term has Science /Humanities allocated. One or the other can be the class topic.

I am attaching the KS2 topic plan for two year cycle based on new Nat Curric.

Sarah Kulmer teaches P3. Her planning and Catherines Science planning are in the planning folder if you want to see it. They work on in enquiry led learning way starting with a question. Each half term has Science /Humanities allocated. One or the other can be the class topic.

Key Stage 2 pupils are taught science in two age based classes using a two year cycle of topics.  The topic plan is based on the new National Curriculum for England.

They work using enquiry led learning starting each session with a question.  Each half term there is a topic allocated which may be used as the class topic.

 

Primary- Key Stage 2

Distribution of New National Curriculum Science across 4 year rolling programme in KS2
 

Yr of

cycle

Autumn 1st half Autumn 2nd half Spring 1st half Spring 2nd half Summer 1st half Summer 2nd half
Primary 2

1

Light (NC,Y3)

Magnets,friction,

Materials (NCY3)

Animals including humans,

Skeleton, muscles, nutrition

 (NCY3)

Rocks and Fossils

(NCY3)

Plants (functions, requirements, parts of seed dispersal)

(NCY3)

Plants (functions, requirements, parts of seed dispersal)

(NCY3)

2

Sound

(NCY4)

Electricity (NCY4)

States of Matter

Solid,liquid,gas (NCY4)

Human digestion,teeth.

Food chains. (NCY4)

Habitats,naming, changes, classifying.

(NCY4)

Habitats,naming, changes, classifying.

(NCY4)

Primary 3

3

Materials properties,changes,

reversible,irreversible,

hardness,solubility,

magnetism, separating mixtures, fair tests. (NCY5)

Materialsproperties,changes,

,reversible,irreversible,

hardness,solubility,

magnetism, separating mixtures, fair tests. (NCY5)

Forces-gravity, air/water resistance, friction, lever, pulleys. (NCY5).

Animals including humans

Life cycles

Old age.

(NCY5)

Earth and Space

Movement of Earth,

planets, rotation.

(NCY5)

Animals

Habitats

Lifecycles.

(NCY5)

4

Electricity.

(NCY6)

Light.

(NCY6)

Animals including humans. Human anatomy,circulation, diet, nutrition (NCY6) Animals including humans. Human anatomy,circulation, diet, nutrition (NCY6)

Evolution, inheritance.

(NCY6).

Living things and their habitats.

(NCY6).

 

At Key Stage 3 science is taught to both classes of pupils using a three year cycle which is being developed to cover the new National Curriculum that was implemented in September 2014.

The strands of science are now Working Scientifically, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Working scientifically skills have replaced How Science Works.  This course includes evidence-based approaches to extend the teaching of literacy and communication and use of mathematics within science lessons.

 

Key Stage 3 Work Planned for Years 7 - 9
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Autumn Term

Biology

Muscles and bones

Breathing and respiration

Chemistry

Mixtures and separation

Biology

Cells, tissues, organs and systems

Chemistry

Rocks

 

Biology

Ecosystems

Chemistry

Acids and bases

Spring

Term

 

Physics

The Earth and Space

Biology

Food and digestion

Physics

Sound

Light

 

Chemistry

Combustion

Physics

Energy and changes

Summer Term

Physics

Electricity

Electricity 2

Chemistry

The particle model

Chemistry

Atoms, elements and compounds

Physics

Forces

Forces & motion

Physics

Energy transfers

Biology

Sexual reproduction in animals

Sexual reproduction in plants.


 

There are 2 year courses available for key stage 4 to follow at GCSE and Entry Level.  Pupils are grouped and will only be able to access one of the courses at a time.

WJEC Entry Level Certificate
Year 1 Year 2
Autumn Term

Making new materials

Coursework investigation

Materials and their uses

Space science

Spring Term

Using electricity

Exam skills

Body maintenance

Exam practice

Summer Term

Genetics and reproduction

 

Coursework investigation

Entry Level (new)

Introduction to Plant Care (part)

 

 

For GCSE we study OCR Gateway Science B which identifies the activities and experiences learners will come across in everyday life, and links them to scientific ideas and their implications for society.  It provides the opportunity to acquire the scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for life as a citizen. 

 

OCR Gateway Science B
Year 1 Year 2
Autumn Term

Understanding organisms (B1)

Carbon chemistry (C1)

Understanding our environment (B2)

Living for the future (P2a-e)

Spring Term

Carbon chemistry (C1cont.)

Energy for the home (P1)

Chemical Resources (C2)

           

Summer Term

Energy for the home (P1cont.)

Controlled Assessment

Living for the future (P2f-g)

Exam practice         

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