Learning

Science

Science Department

Children begin their science experience at Edwinstree School in Year 5 where they are taught in one of two fully equipped science laboratories and the teachers are supported by an experienced laboratory technician.  This set up allows us to keep their science experience as hands on and interactive as possible.

Each year we invite scientists to come in and work with the students so that they can experience total immersion in advanced laboratory techniques and gain an understanding of what science is like in the outside world.

Science Schemes of Work

Year 5

Term 1:

  • Life Cycles
  • Properties and changes of materials

Term 2:

  • Earth and Space
  • All living things

Term 3:

  • Life Cycles
  • Forces

Year 6

Term 1:

  • All living things
  • Animals including humans

Term 2:

  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Light

Term 3:

  • Electricity
  • Revision
  • Biology: KS3 Cells, tissues and organs-skeleton function

Year 7

Term 1:

  • Chemistry: The particulate nature of matter, particle model, dissolving, chromatography, density
  • Physics: Motion, forces, pressure

Term 2:

  • Biology: Nutrition, health, digestion
  • Chemistry: The particle model, atoms, elements and compounds, chemical reactions, the periodic table
  • Physics: Forces, changes in systems, pressure in fluids

Term 3:

  • Biology: inheritance, chromosomes, DNA and Genes
  • Chemistry: Chemical reactions, energetics, the periodic table, materials, physical changes
  • Physics: Static electricity, current electricity, magnetism

Year 8

Term 1:

  • Biology: Gas exchange systems, cellular respiration, photosynthesis
  • Chemistry: Chemical reactions
  • Physics: Calcuation of fuel uses and costs in the domestic context, Energy changes and transfers, changes in systems.

Term 2:

  • Biology: reproduction in humans and plants
  • Chemistry: Materials and everyday chemistry
  • Physics: Sound waves, energy waves, light waves, observed waves

Term 3:

  • Biology: Ecosystems
  • Physics: Space Physics
  • Chemistry: Recent Developments in science.