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Form 1 - Key Stage 3 Year 7



Term Plans (2017-2018)

Term 2


WEEK
TOPIC
CONTENTS
1
Review of Term 1 Test and Living things in their environment
Habitats and learning of new terms
2
Living things in their environment
Food chains and webs, habitat destruction
3
Living things in their environment
Preventing extinction and obtaining energy
4
Living things in their environment
Review and Topic Test 1
5
Material Changes
Acids and alkalis
6
Material Changes
The pH scale and indicators
7
Material Changes
Neutralisation and Lab 1
8
Material Changes and Energy
Topic Test 2 and Source and energy types
9
Energy
Energy transfer and conservation of energy
10
Energy
Potential and kinetic energy, lab 2
11
Energy
Review and Topic Test 3

Term 1


WEEK
TOPIC
CONTENTS
1
Plants
Leaves, stems and roots
2
Cells and Organisms
The characteristics of living things, Microbes and Louis Pasteur, useful microorganisms.
3
Cells and Organisms
Harmful microorganisms, plant and animal cells, specialized cells.
4
Cells and Organisms
Tissues and organs, Topic Test 1 and lab 1.
5
States of Matter
The particle theory; changing states of matter, dissolving
6
States of Matter
Energy of state and topic test 2 and review of midterm performance.
7
Material Properties
Introduction to the periodic table and its elements and metals.
8
Material Properties
Non-metals, metal alloys and material properties.
9
Material Properties
Polymers, lab 2 and topic test 3
10
Forces
Introduction to forces, balanced forces, friction.
11
Forces
Gravity, air resistance and tension and upthrust.
12
Forces
Lab 3, topic test 3 and Review of Topic Test 3
13
Review of Science
Review of all what was done in the entire term










Term Plans (2016-2017)


Term 3


Period
Topic
Content
Notes
Week 1-4
The Earth and Beyond
- The night sky
- Stars
- Day and night
- The seasons
- Our Solar system
- The Moon
- Beyond our Solar system
- The origin of the Universe

Lab:To understand how shadow length is linked to the height of the Sun in the sky

Lab:To make a scaled model of the Solar System
Chapter 3
Week 5-7
Plants
- Leaves stems and roots
Chapter 1

Humans
- The human skeleton
- Muscles and movement
- Organ systems
- The circulatory system
- Studying the human body
- Extending lives
Chapter 2
Week 8
Variation and classification
- Variation
- Causes of variation
- Species
- Classification
- Vertebrates
- Classification of plants
Chapter 5
Week 9

Revision

Week 10-12

Exams



Term 2



Period
Topic
Content
Notes
Weeks 1-4
Cells and organisms
The characteristics of living things

Microbes

Louis Pasteur

Useful microorganisms Harmful organisms Plantand animal cells Specialized cells Nerves
Tissues and organs

Various Labs

Topic test

Weeks5-8
Material Properties
Introducing elements

Metal elements

Non-metal elements

Metal alloys Material Properties Polymers
Various Labs

Topic test

Weeks9-12
Energy
What is energy? Energy from the Sun Energy types
Energy transfer

Conservation of energy

Gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy

Elastic potential energy

Energy calculation and
Sankey diagram Various Labs Topic test



Revision



Exams




Term 1



Period
Topic
Content
Notes
Weeks 1-2
Cells and organisms
Plantand animal cell Draw and label structures
Functions of plant and animal cells
Chapter 3
Week 3

Specialized cells

Tissuesand Organs

Week 4
Living things
Variations and
Classifications

Using keys
Chapter 5
Week 5

Species
Classification of plants

Week 6
States of Matter
Particle theory of matter
Chapter 1


Change of states of matter
Dissolving

Weeks 7-8
MaterialChanges
Acids andAlkalis

pH scale and indicators
Chapter 3
Week 9

Neutralisation

Weeks 10-12
Forces
Balanced forces

Friction

Gravity

Air resistance

Tension and upthrust
Chapter 1
Week 13

Revision

Week 14

Exams





Term Plans (2015-2016)


Term 3




TOPIC
CONTENT
PERIODS
DATE
BIOLOGY
Living things in their environment
  • Habitats
  • Food chains
  • Feeding ourselves
  • Changing the planet
  • Preventing extinction
  • Obtaining energy
  • Growing fuels
  • Lab – growing fuels: converting starch to glucose
  • Topic Test
12

13th – 29th Apr.
CHEMISTRY
Material Changes
  • Acids and alkalis
  • The pH scale and indicators
  • Neutralisation
  • Labs – making an indicator
  • Labs – To neutralise an acid with an alkali, and to observe the pH changes that occur
  • Topic Test


14


4th – 25th May
PHYSICS
The Earth and beyond
  • The night sky
  • Day and night
  • The seasons
  • Stars
  • Our solar system
  • The moon
  • Beyond our solar system
  • The origin of the universe
  • Labs – Tounderstand how shadow length is linked to the height of the Sun in the sky
  • Labs – To make a scale model of the Solar System
  • Topic Test


16


1st – 24th June



Term 2




TOPIC
CONTENT
PERIODS
DATE

  • Correction of End of Term Exam Paper
2
6th Jan


BIOLOGY
Cells and Organisms
  • The characteristics of living things
  • Microbes
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Useful micro-organisms
  • Harmful micro-organisms
  • Plant and animal cells
  • Specialised cells
  • Nerves
  • Tissues and organs
  • Various Labs
  • Topic Test
14

8th – 29th Jan.
CHEMISTRY
Material Properties
  • Introducing elements
  • Metal elements
  • Non-metal elements
  • Metal alloys
  • Material properties
  • Polymers
  • Various Labs
  • Topic Test


12


3rd – 19th Feb.
PHYSICS
Energy
  • What is energy?
  • Energy from the Sun
  • Energy types
  • Energy transfer
  • Conservation of energy
  • Gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy
  • Elastic potential energy
  • Energy calculation and Sankey diagram
  • Various Labs
  • Topic Test


12


24th Feb – 11th Mar.


Term 1





TOPIC

CONTENT

PERIODS

DATE

Plants

  • Leaves, stems and roots

  • Lab

6

9th – 16th Sept.

Humans

  • The human skeleton

  • Muscles and Movement

  • Organ systems

  • The circulatory system

  • Studying the human body

  • Extending lives

  • Lab

  • Topic Test

10

18th Sept – 2nd Oct.

States of Matter

  • The particle theory of matter

  • Boiling, evaporating and condensing

  • Melting, freezing and subliming

  • Energy and changes of state

  • Using particle theory to explain dissolving

  • Lab

  • Topic Test

16

7th – 30th Oct.

Forces

  • Introduction to Forces

  • Balanced forces

  • Friction

  • Gravity

  • Air resistance

  • Tension and upthrust

  • Round in circles

  • Lab

  • Topic Test

16

4th – 27th Nov.

Revision for end of term examinations


4

2nd – 4th Dec.




Term Plans (2014-2015)


Term 3




CHEMISTRY
Month
Week
Topic

APRIL

1

Review of Term II exam

Forces – Introduction to forces, Balanced forces

2

Forces – Friction, Gravity

3

Forces – Air resistance, Tension and Upthrust

MAY

4

Forces – Round in circles

5

Forces – Review and Topic Test

6

Energy – What is energy? Energy from the sun

7

Energy – Energy types, Energy transfer

JUNE

8

Energy – Conservation of energy, Gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy

9

Energy – Elastic potential energy, Energy calculation and Sankey diagrams

10

Energy – Review and Topic Test

11

Revision

12

End of Year Exams

JULY

13

Last week of school





Term 2





CHEMISTRY

Month

Week

Topic

January

1

Review of Term I exam papers

2

States of Matter – particle theory, boiling, evaporating, condensing

3

States of Matter – melting, freezing, subliming, energy and changes of state, dissolving

4

States of Matter – Review and Topic Test

February.

5

Material Properties – elements, metal, non-metal

6

Material Properties – metal alloys, properties, polymers

7

Carnival & Mid-Term

8

Material Properties – Review and Topic Test

March

9

Material Changes – acids, alkalis, pH scale, indicators

10

Material Changes – neutralization

11

Material Changes – Review and Topic Test

12

Last week of school




Term 1




Weeks
Dates
No. of Sessions
Topic
Content
1-2
2nd Sept- 12th Sept
8
Beginning to be a scientist
  • Learning to measure
  • Doing experiments
  • Noticing differences Data
3-6
15th Sept- 10th Oct
16
Looking at Living things
  • Looking at life and its Variations
  • Sorting animals into Classifications
  • Using keys
7-11
13th Oct- 7th Nov
16
Energy
  • Kinds of energy
  • Energy for your body
  • Energy for the home and industry and transport
12-13
10th -28th Nov
16
Building Blocks
  • The three states of matter
  • Air pressure
  • Elements and compounds

1st Dec- 12th Dec

End of term exams







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