Addington School



Science @ Addington

The science curriculum at Addington is designed to engage the interest of the pupils and to develop observation and thinking skills.  Pupils will become more aware of the world around them and understand some of the scientific processes which they come across in everyday life.  Through the teaching of science, we aim to further develop pupil independence, problem solving abilities, communication skills and Maths skills such as measuring and handling data. 


How we teach science


Younger pupils will start experiencing ‘science’ across the curriculum in activities such as cooking and messy play.  ‘Understanding the World’ is the part of the Early Years curriculum and is taught through termly topic themes.


In Sensory and Complex needs classes, pupils explore science related themes though the My Discoveries curriculum.


As pupils progress through the school they will continue to explore and investigate.  Some science teaching will be through cross curricular activities or through Middle School topic themes.  The Specialist Science Teacher works with pupils from KS2 - KS4, delivering a more discrete science curriculum.  The majority of science lessons for secondary pupils take place in the fully equipped science lab.


In Upper School, KS4 pupils cover topics which relate to CREST Superstar science.  They learn to follow science lab safety rules and follow an age appropriate curriculum which includes subjects such as sustainability and forensics. 


In KS5, pupils will apply much of their science knowledge and understanding across the curriculum, for example, in horticulture, bike maintenance and work experience.

Pupils enjoy science here at Addington. Each lesson is an opportunity to create a memorable moment, a ‘wow – look at that!’ experience.


Science topics for Summer term - first half:

KS2* / 3 - Science Boffins (light)

KS4 - The Natural World 1

Download planning for both topics below to find out more. 

* Some KS2 pupils will follow parts of the KS3 science curriculum and well as experiencing science that links in with the KS2 topic themes. 

Summer Term 2022 science topics

 KS4 The Natural World 1 Summer 1w.docxDownload
 SCIENCE BOFFINS - light- Middle School Science MTP Summer 1 w.docxDownload
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Curriculum intent, implementation and impact

 Science curriculum overview.pptxDownload
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Science long term plans - Cycles of topics

 KS3 Science Long Term Plan.docxDownload
 KS4 Science Long Term Plan.docxDownload
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KS3 Science Schemes of Work

 KS3 SOW Frankenstein.docxDownload
 KS3 SOW Frozen.docxDownload
 KS3 SOW Funnybones.docxDownload
 KS3 SOW George's Marvellous Medicine.docxDownload
 KS3 SOW Madagascar.docxDownload
 KS3 SOW Noah's Ark.docxDownload
 KS3 SOW Rosie Revere the Engineer.docxDownload
 KS3 SOW Science Boffins updated.docxDownload
 KS3 SOW The dinosaur that pooped a planet.docxDownload
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KS4 Science Schemes of Work

 KS4 SOW Astronomy.docxDownload
 KS4 SOW Biology and environmental science Crest Award.docxDownload
 KS4 SOW Chemistry Crest Award.docxDownload
 KS4 SOW Forensics.docxDownload
 KS4 SOW Physics Crest Award.docxDownload
 KS4 SOW Scientists and inventors.docxDownload
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