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Learning for Life



Subject: Science Year Group: 10


Autumn Term




Biology : Inheritance, Evolution and the Environment

Chemistry : Introduction to Atomic Structure

Physics : Introduction to Forces








Plants - Observe and describe how seeds/bulbs grow into mature plants

Plants - Know plants need water, light and correct temperature to grow

Plants - Record growth of a plant as it changes

Plants - Compare plant growth in different conditions

Plants - Observe and record differences in seeds

Animals - Notice animals (Including humans) have offspring which grow into that animal

Animals - State water, food and oxygen are essential for survival in animals



Plants - Describe the function of the different parts of a flowering plant (root, stem, leaves, flowers)

Plants - Observe the function of the different parts of plants through investigation

Plants - Explore the role the different flower parts play in the life cycle to include: Pollination;

Seed formation; Seed dispersal

Animals - State the names of the three main food groups and what humans need them for; carbohydrates - energy, protein - growth and repair, fat - store of energy and insulation

Animals - Identify some animals have a skeleton and muscles for support, protection and movement

Animals - Name some basic parts of the skeleton

Animals - Know different organs have a specific function (heart, lungs and brain)

Animals - Identify if an animal is a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore



Plants - Use classification to identify and name a variety of living things

Plants - Begin to group vertebrate animals into fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds or mammals

Plants - Begin to group invertebrates as snails and slugs, worms, spiders or insects

Plants - Recognise environments can change seasonally and by human impact

Plants - Explore positive and negative effects of human impact

Animals - Identify and describe simple functions of parts of the digestive system (mouth,

  1. oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine)

Animals - Construct and interpret a variety of food chains

Animals - Identify producers, predator and prey






Aware that some changes are permanent and others are not

Describe objects as: Rigid



Classify changes as to whether they are reversible or irreversible

Know that some solids dissolve in a liquid and others do not, Know that solids will dissolve in a liquid to form a solution

Classify objects as solid, liquid or gas and give basic properties



Use knowledge of S. L, G to decide how mixtures can separated by filtering, sieving and evaporating

Use correct terminology when describing changing state

Identify that if a new material has been made then the it is an irreversible change





Know a force can change the shape/speed/direction of an object



Compare how things move on different surfaces

Name contact forces and that magnetic forces act at a distance

Describe magnets as having 2 poles and identify if magnets will attract or repel based on the poles

Explore the strength of a magnet



Know that gravity is force that acts at a distance

Know gravity causes objects to have weight

Knowledge of friction, water resistance and air resistance and understanding that these can slow objects down


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