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Pupils in all years follow a programme of study based on the National Curriculum for England (2014) and are taught to communicate and interpret information in a variety of forms. Observational skills and scientific techniques are developed so that pupils are able to plan, perform and evaluate their own investigations.

Provision in the curriculum will enable pupils to:-

Biology
 
Plants
  • Look at the function of parts of flowering plants, requirements of growth, water transportation in plants, life cycles and seed dispersal
 
Evolution and inheritance
  • Look at resemblance in offspring
  • Look at changes in animals over time
  • Look at adaptation to environments
  • Look at differences in offspring
  • Look at adaptation and evolution
  • Look at changes to the human skeleton over time
 Animals and humans
  • Look at nutrition, transportation of water and nutrients in the body and the muscle and skeleton systems of humans and animals
  • Look at the digestive system in humans
  • Look at teeth
  • Look at the human circulatory
 All living things
  • Identify and name plants and animals
  • Look at classification keys
  • Look at the life cycle of animals and plants
  • Look at classifications of plants, animals and micro organisms
  • Look at reproduction in plants and animals and human growth and changes
  • Look at the effect of diet, exercise and drugs
Chemistry
 
Rocks and fossils
  • Compare and group rocks and describe the formation of fossils
 
States of matter
  • Look at solids, liquids and gases, changes of state, evaporation, condensation and the water cycle
 
Materials
  • Examine the properties of materials using various tests
  • Look at solubility and recovering dissolved substances
  • Separate mixtures
  • Examine changes to materials that create new materials that are usually not reversible
 
Physics
 
Light
  • Look at sources, seeing, reflections and shadows
  • Explain how light appears to travel in straight lines and how this affects seeing and shadows
 
Sound
  • Look at sources, vibration, volume and pitch
 
Electricity
  • Look at appliances, circuits, lamps, switches, insulators and conductors
  • Look at circuits, the effect of the voltage in cells and the resistance and conductivity of materials
 
Forces and magnets
  • Look at contact and distant forces, attraction and repulsion, comparing and grouping materials
  • Look at poles, attraction and repulsion
  • Look at the effect of gravity and drag forces
  • Look at transference of forces in gears, pulleys, levers and springs
 
Earth and space
  • Look at the movement of the Earth and the Moon
  • Explain day and night
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