As Scientists at Perton Middle School, we ask questions about the world we live in and test them out. We do not learn lists of facts we aim to explore a range of phenomena with an open and inquisitive mind.
The curriculum is delivered in small units that cover the 3 disciplines of Science Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Within each unit we learn how to work and think scientifically through practical scientific methods, processes and skills.
Teaching British Values
Science helps to prepare Perton 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.
As Biologists we will explore the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. We will explore the life processes of some animals and plants. We will also investigate the changes in humans as they develop into old age.
As Biologists we will explore how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics, based on similarities and differences. We will identify the main parts of the human circulatory system and digestive system and examine the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. We will explore the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function.
As Biologists we explore how the body is made up of cells, the role of cells and how some cells are specialised to carry out the life processes. We explore how plants and animal reproduce and how genetic information is passed on from one generation to the next. We investigate how animals and plants are suited to the environment and how humans can impact upon that environment.
As Biologists we explore the human digestive and respiratory system and how these provide us with the essentials for life. We investigate the process of respiration and photosynthesis in plants and animals and how animals and plants have evolved over time.