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Ferndown Middle School
Peter Grant Way Ferndown Dorset BH22 9UP


Science is constantly evolving and changing our everyday lives and is vital to the world’s future. It is science education that provides the foundations for understanding the world. We daily make many science-based decisions when managing our health and daily living.

At Ferndown we support our pupils to think independently and to raise questions with an emphasis upon investigative practical work. We hope the children will develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to think and work scientifically. We aim to support the curriculum with interesting trips, activities and visiting speakers. In addition, we work in collaboration with other local schools to enhance the learning opportunities of all the students.

Age Related Expectations
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8

Curriculum Overviews
Year 5 Long Term Overview
Year 6 Long Term Overview
Year 7 Long Term Overview
Year 8 Long Term Overview

Scientist in the Home
Scientific curiosity and experimentation doesn’t have to be limited to school. You can learn a whole lot about the world around you in the comfort of your own home. Here are some easy experiments you can try out with materials you might already have in the cupboards! I will add more experiments soon to keep you busy. Any photos of your experiments can be sent to I am looking forward to seeing them! Mrs Melia.

Making a Lava Lamp

Lava Lamp
Lava Lamp Photo Instructions

Experimenting with Dissolving

Dissolving Photo Instructions

Recent Science News
We are proud of a broad and varied curriculum that gives all pupils the opportunity to succeed. Here is a flavour of some of the activities that form part of our regular schedule of events in Science. Click on an event to find out more.

I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here
Year 8 Girls Inspired by STEM presentation
Year 6 Science Masterclass
The Egg Blog
FUS Help Us Investigate Rockets

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