Science

Teaching British Values

Science helps to prepare Bilbrook students for British life by helping them to understand the spiritual conflicts that science can cause in modern society and providing knowledge to enable them to respect the views of others and move forward.



In the Science department we aim to get students to explore the world around them, by questioning and then investigating a range of phenomena.

We teach all three disciplines of science; Biology, Chemistry and Physics in all 4 year groups. Our programmes of study are arranged into small units throughout the year with scientific enquiry and investigative work in every unit.

 

A break down of the units in Key Stage 2:

Year 5

  • Forces at work
  • Materials
  • Life Cycles
  • Earth in Space
  • Changing State
  • Micro-organisms

Year 6

  • Dissolving
  • The Human body
  • Electricity
  • Reversible and irreversible changes
  • Classification
  • Light
  • Adaptation and Evolution

A break down of the units in Key Stage 3:

Year 7

  • Cells and systems
  • The Particle Theory
  • Energy
  • Variation and Ecology
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Forces
  • Reproduction
  • Pure and impure substances

Year 8

  • Food and Digestion
  • Atoms and elements
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Respiration
  • The Earth and atmosphere
  • Waves
  • Photosynthesis
  • Chemical Reactions

Science

Year Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
5 Materials Plants and Animals Human Life Cycles – Change of state Forces Forces Space
6 Classification and Adaptations Properties and changes of materials Electricity The Human body Light Classification and Adaptations – Evolution and Inheritance
7 Cells and Systems Energy Matter Reproduction Acids and Alkalis – Forces Variation and Ecology
8 Nutrition and Digestion The Periodic Table – Atoms, Elements and Compounds Electricity and Electromagnetism Gas exchange systems – Cellular respiration Waves – Sound, Energy and Light Waves Photosynthesis