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Learning for Life



Subject: Science Year Group: 10


Autumn Term




Biology : Inheritance, Evolution and the Environment

Chemistry : Materials from the Earth








Aware some things are living / not living

Observe the life cycle of animals on video / live

Use a magnifying glass to look at plants and minibeasts

Sequence 4 stages of the life cycle of a plant



Plants - Begin to group plants giving reasons

Plants - Observe plants using a magnifying glass and describe them

Plants - Devise a simple test to see what happens if a plant has no water

Plants - Begin to sort images into plants or animal groups

Animals - Become familiar with common names of some fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

Animals - Observe animals

Animals - Identify food that different animals will eat

Animals - Name main face parts

Animals - Observe and begin to group animals




Plants - Observe the growth of flowers and vegetables

Plants - Student is aware of evergreen and deciduous plants

Plants - Observe and compare plants using a magnifying glass

Plants - Group plants giving reasons

Plants - Know the difference between plants and animals

Know common names of some fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals; be able to describe them

Animals - Observe and handle animals safely

Animals - Identify animals that eat plants or animals

Animals - Name main body parts (head, neck, arm, elbow, leg, knee, face)

Animals - Observe and group animals giving reasons





When describing materials use the terms ; transparent, opaque

Identify objects made of glass

Identify objects made of rock

Explore objects that are opaque/transparent

Explore objects that are bendy/not bendy

Explore and describe objects that are shiny / dull

Begin to sort objects into groups

State what a Bunsen burner might be used for

Begin to identify parts of Bunsen burner



Identify objects made of liquid or rock

Describe objects that are opaque/transparent

Identify objects as opaque

Identify objects as transparent

Describe objects that are bendy/not bendy

Identify objects that are shiny/dull

Sort objects into groups

Give reasons for above grouping stating physical properties

Talk about what objects are used for

Begin to give a reason why an object is used for a purpose (with support or choices)



Explore and observe objects that are heated

Explore and observe objects that are cooled

Explore and describe objects that can be stretched

Explore if objects float or sink

Explore if objects are light or heavy

Explore if objects are rigid or soft

Explore if objects are translucent

State main parts of bunsen burner

Describe what happens to the colour of a Bunsen flame when you change the air hole

Try and give a reason why colour of flame changes



Give reasons why materials are used for a specific purpose independently

Know that some materials are changed by heating

Know some materials are changed by cooling

Know some materials are changed by bending and stretching

Aware that some changes are permanent and others are not

Describe objects as: Light/heavy

Describe objects as: Rigid

Describe objects as: Floats/sinks

Describe objects as: Burnable

Describe objects as: Translucent


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