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20/07/20

More information about our re-opening plans has now been published on our website, including FAQs for parents: https://t.co/mufsYWQEht

17/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A massive thank you to the Kennedy family for their unbelievably kind donation of not one, but two pianos to the Music and Performing Arts departments! We are incredibly grateful and we cannot wait for our students to use them! https://t.co/QYZsuyEbXa

17/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Phenomenal turnout from Year 7 today for their Tutor Group Celebration Assemblies! It has been absolutely wonderful to see them all again! https://t.co/9MerY6mfRX

16/07/20

We are delighted to share the final edition of our virtual school newsletter! In today’s newsletter we have photos of sports day, emotional farewells to Day School, exciting Bedrock news, and much more. https://t.co/YIW0oej93R https://t.co/plk2QfymBV

16/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A fantastic turnout at yesterday’s first Year 7 Celebration Assemblies! Really excited for today’s four assemblies and getting to see more of the students again! https://t.co/IpTG5uvNVW

15/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Absolutely loved today’s four Year 7 Celebration Assemblies! Wonderful to see the students again! Excited for the remaining four assemblies tomorrow! https://t.co/zUZwwce7kV

15/07/20

We have some Year 7s in today for their celebration assemblies. Students should wear full uniform (but no bag) and arrive on time (not too early please!). Each assembly will last around 40 minutes. We are so excited to see everyone! https://t.co/8gFrpZ3oX7

15/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Really excited to have these chairs filled with Year 7 students over the next two days as we have our Celebration Assemblies for each Tutor Group! Can’t wait to see you all! A4, H2, S5 and H1 today, U7, S6, A3 and U8 tomorrow. https://t.co/DGMnZYE0kX

14/07/20

Our HASU Lockdown Anthology has now been published. It features beautiful poetry on the theme of childhood, written by our talented students. Read it here: https://t.co/rPpBwfBKS6 https://t.co/NhsankdUA7

13/07/20

8A3 arriving for their assembly today ❤️ https://t.co/rp0Gw2UA9N

13/07/20

So lovely to see some of our Year 8s this morning https://t.co/TvpAUnqqaL

13/07/20

We can't wait for our celebration events this week. Today we have 8H1 at 9am, 8H2 and 10.30am, 8A3 at 12pm, and 8A4 at 1.30pm. Students should wear full uniform (but no bag) and arrive on time (not too early please!). We are so excited to see everyone! https://t.co/eqZJ8kibwi

10/07/20

Our final day of IID Week is Discovery Day. Discovery Day is all about embracing wider learning, and enriching our students with knowledge that they may not otherwise have access to. Lessons will be live on Teams all morning. Timetables for Yr 7 and 8 respectively are shown here. https://t.co/qiTwts9cLz

09/07/20

Our penultimate newsletter of the term features staff welcomes and goodbyes, information about next week, results of the Junior Maths Challenge, information about next year's music lessons, and lots more! https://t.co/d2mT1dto0d https://t.co/oWh3I6pRKE

09/07/20

On what would have been the day of the annual Harris Federation Sports Day at Crystal Palace, today we present our lockdown alternative: the HASU Virtual Games. We hope students enjoy this day - please send us photos of them taking part! https://t.co/iUvAYjINmh

08/07/20

Well done to all students who took part in Innovation Day yesterday. We had lots of fantastic contributions. Today is Integrity Day. The full timetable is shown here - note that there is a special live tutor time at 1.20pm. https://t.co/4aMZPh2ZHj

08/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

I am so excited for these assemblies and getting to see again! https://t.co/C0JRhHv6AS

07/07/20

Mr Fisher sent a letter home today inviting students to attend a celebration event at school next week. We really hope that lots of students are able to attend. Please complete the online reply slip in the letter so we know how many to expect. Thank you! https://t.co/pToEs5PqCA https://t.co/8PU9sMY6E3

07/07/20

Thank you to everyone who participated in IID Day yesterday. Today is Innovation Day, and the focus for both year groups is 'The Shocking History of Electricity'. The first assembly of the day is on Teams at 9am. Enjoy! https://t.co/LE9SLMtfew https://t.co/j7Cpp00kOQ

04/07/20

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Science

Science is a way of studying and understanding the universe in which we exist, developed over time and in many cultures.  We teach essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

Our Science curriculum supports our Academy values:

Innovation:

  • Testing theories and looking for alternative explanations.
  • Building links with the wider scientific community, especially in the field of medical sciences.

Integrity:

  • Helping pupils to develop as independent and collaborative learners, respecting everyone’s contribution.
  • An evidence-based approach to enquiry.
  • Encouraging pupils to recognise the power of rational explanation.

Discovery:

  • Developing a sense of excitement and curiosity through an enquiring and investigative approach.

We hope to kindle the spirit of enquiry expressed by Albert Einstein, who said, "The important thing is not to stop questioning…  (We) cannot help but be in awe when (we) contemplate the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality."

At Harris Academy Sutton, we offer a high-quality science education which provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  The essential skills of working scientifically are taught throughout the course and are developed further through a series of required practicals.

We follow the AQA Key Stage 3 Science syllabus which divides the content into ten ‘big ideas’ of Science: Forces, Electromagnetism, Energy, Waves, Matter, Reactions, Earth, Organisms, Ecosystems and Genes.  Each of these ‘big ideas’ is in turn divided into four smaller topics encountered at regular intervals through Year 7 and Year 8.

Year 7

Biology

Organisms – Movement

Organisms – Cells

Genes – Human Reproduction

Genes – Variation

Genes – Evolution

Ecosystems – Interdependence

Ecosystems – Plant Reproduction

 

Chemistry

Matter – Particle Model

Matter – Separating Mixtures

Reactions – Acids and Alkalis

Reactions – Metals and Non-Metals

Earth – Earth Structure

 

Physics

Earth – Universe

Forces – Gravity

Forces – Speed

Waves – Sound

Electromagnetism – Current

Electromagnetism – Potential Difference and Resistance

Energy – Energy Costs

Energy – Energy Transfer

Waves – Light

Year 8

(2019/20)

 

Biology

Genes – Variation

Genes – Evolution

Genes – Human Reproduction

Genes – Inheritance

Organisms – Digestion

Organisms – Movement

Ecosystems – Respiration

Ecosystems – Photosynthesis

 

Chemistry

Reactions – Acids and Alkalis

Matter – Separating Mixtures

Earth – Climate

Matter – Periodic Table

Reactions – Chemical Energy

Earth – Earth Resources

 

Physics

Earth – Universe

Forces – Gravity

Waves – Light

Forces – Speed

Energy – Energy Costs

Energy – Energy Transfer

Energy – Work

Energy – Heating and Cooling

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