|Year 6||Year 7||Year 8|
|Autumn 1||RS- Living Things/Habitats RC- Living Things/Habitats RL- Living Things/Habitats VH- Living Things/Habitats||RS- B1 Biology RC- B1 Biology RL- B1 Biology||RS- B2 Biology RC- B2 Biology RL- B2 Biology|
|Autumn 2||RS- Light RC- Animals inc Humans RL- Light VH- Animals inc Humans||RS- B1 Biology RC- B1 Biology RL- B1 Biology||RS- B2 Biology RC- B2 Biology RL- B2 Biology|
|Spring 1||RS- Animals inc. Humans RC- Light RL- Animals inc. Humans VH- Light||RS- C1 Chemistry RC- C1 Chemistry RL- C1 Chemistry||RS- C2 Chemistry RC- C2 Chemistry RL- C2 Chemistry|
|Spring 2||RS- Electricity RC- Evolution and Inheritance RL- Electricity VH- Evolution and Inheritance||RS- C1 Chemistry RC- C1 Chemistry RL- C1 Chemistry||RS- C2 Chemistry RC- C2 Chemistry RL- C2 Chemistry|
|Summer 1||RS- Evolution and Inheritance RC- Electricity RL- Evolution and Inheritance VH- Electricity||RS- P1 Physics RC- P1 Physics RL- P1 Physics||RS- P2 Physics RC- P2 Physics RL- P2 Physics|
|Summer 2||RS- Physics P1 Space RC- Physics P1 Space RL- Physics P1 Space VH- Physics P1 Space||RS- P1 Physics RC- P1 Physics RL- P1 Physics||RS- P2 Physics RC- P2 Physics RL- P2 Physics|
We believe science is incredibly important as it has inroads to different subjects, such as English and Maths, but it also helps the pupil to understand concepts in other subjects, e.g. Music- Why do string instruments make the sounds they do? Or Geography- How and why does it rain?
Pupils are taught in mixed ability classes in KS2 and learn a range of topics from the 3 specialisms as the year progresses. Our curriculum is partly inspired from Collins SnapScience and Twinkle, which both offer online resources.
In KS3 pupils are taught the 3 sciences separately in each term by science specialists, where we use Kerboodle, which is an Oxford University Press resource. This offers online assessments that we use in school and for homework, as well as hard and digital copies of their textbooks. Each pupil is provided with a username and password to access the content.
For some of our smaller KS3 classes, we also offer ‘learning outside the classroom’; this involves working in and around our new greenhouse, learning how to plant, germinate, grow and tend for many different types of plants.
Our assessments include using ‘End of Chapter/Topic’ tests, practical skills and reports, and online quizzes, to build an overall picture of scientific ability, knowledge and skill set.