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Welcome to St Mary's C.E. Middle School

Thank you for visiting the website for St. Mary's C.E. Middle School. We are a 9-13 middle school situated on the outskirts of Puddletown, a small village in the beautiful Dorset countryside. We are a church school with an ethos built on the core Christian values of respect, forgiveness, justice, uniqueness, equality and acceptance.

Our aim is to give every pupil the chance to achieve their God given potential in all areas of their life and we are proud to have been assessed as an outstanding church school in our last two Church of England inspections. We expect the highest standards in both academic work and behaviour and we place our children at the centre of everything we do.

The pupils, staff and governors are very proud of our school and we hope that this website will allow you to see why. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet you in person.


Please select the year group from above to find out about the curriculum that your child will be studying.
Unit Outline Sheets 2017/2018

 SCIENCE - 2016/2017

                    Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
Autumn 1

Investigating Science - baseline

test, investigation skills, method

and instructions

Evolution and inheritance

(investigation skills; evaluation)

KS3 Entry Test - Particle Theory, ATOMS, ELEMENTS & COMPOUNDS Chemical reactions including Acids and Alkalis (Geog doing River systems)

The Periodic Table - 

Metal and Reactivity / Acids

Autumn 2

Living things and their habitats, links

with RainForests (The Living Rainforest)

Classification of Living Things -

investigation skills (Revision of Yr 5 work in 2016, whole unit in 2017)

Forces, Space (research topic)

Separation Techniques - The Earth Rock/carbon cycle recycling

Spring 1 Properties and changes of materials - Investigation skills; forming questions + graphs reinforcement


Space (Research Topic)


Energy resources and their effects

Spring 2 Forces - Investigation skills; explanations

Humans as Organisms - drawing line graphs. Investigation skills; Descr patterns, Graphs assessment

Structure & function of

Body systems - Reproduction

Electricity & magnetism

Summer 1

Earth, sun and moon

Animals including Humans

Electricity  - GL test,

revision of Year 5 work,

revision of year 6 work,

Test technique

Waves, Sound, Light

Ecosystem processes - Adaption and inheritance 

Revision for Yr 8 Test (GEOG Coasts)

Summer 2

Investigation Skills;

Whole investigation Parachutes spinners

The Whole investigation -

e.g. what affects the brightness

of a bulb

Working Scientifically assessment (Heat transfer)

GL Assessment - Experimental Science Challenge - Create a Science Experiment video 


Year 5 Science

Year 5 Science 1
Year 5 Science 2
Year 5 Science 3
Year 5 Science 4
Year 5 Science 5
Year 5 Science 6
Year 5 Science 7
Year 5 Science 8
Year 5 Science 9
Year 5 Science 10
Year 5 Science 11
Year 5 Science 12

Year 7 Science- Acids and Alkalis

Year 7 Science- Acids and Alkalis 1
Year 7 Science- Acids and Alkalis 2

Year 8 Science- Hair Raising Experiments!

Year 8 Science- Hair Raising Experiments! 1
Year 8 Science- Hair Raising Experiments! 2
Year 8 Science- Hair Raising Experiments! 3
Year 8 Science- Hair Raising Experiments! 4
Year 8 Science- Hair Raising Experiments! 5
Year 8 Science- Hair Raising Experiments! 6

Year 8 Science Electrical Investigation

Year 8 Science- Calculating work done by simple machines

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