Science at Cheam Common Junior Academy

The children follow the National Curriculum (2014) covering the areas listed below whilst also focusing on the five areas of working scientifically: pattern seeking, observing over time, identifying and classifying, fair testing and research. Within each academic year, children will study a range of scientific topics.

Children are taught Science as a freestanding subject, covering a specific topic each term. Each Science topic is primarily based around one of the three core disciplines (Biology, Physics and Chemistry), with children touching on all three every year. The table below shows the Science topics that are currently delivered across the school.



Autumn A Autumn B Spring A Spring B Summer A Summer B

Year 3

Helping Plants Grow

Rocks and Soils

Light and Shadow

Forces and Magnets

Animals including Humans


Year 4

Solids, Liquids and Gases




Living Things

Brilliant Bubbles

Year 5

Forensic Scientists




Life Cycles

Growing Up and Growing Old

Year 6


Circulatory System

Classification of Animals

Evolution and Inheritance


Science Trips

As a school located in the outskirts of London we are lucky to have a range of science focused venues and opportunities for practical field work on our doorstep. We’re constantly looking for new and meaningful experiences that will enrich the scientific understanding and investigative skills of the children we teach. Previous trips have included London Zoo, the Science Museum, Sutton Ecology Centre, Cuddington Recreational Ground and many more. These are regularly reported on in the Newsletter so do have a look and see what we’ve been getting up to.

Science at Home

Science is a subject that relates to our understanding of the processes of the world around us. As such, it is one of the most relevant subjects that children can engage with at home. At Cheam Common Juniior Academy we actively encourage children to continue their investigations at home, and even try some new ones. Below are some websites you might find useful to help your child learn Science at home.

Primary Science    ​National Geographic Kids    

Science Activities and Experiments The Science Museum    

The Royal Institution