Hi all,. In our school we teach a "topic" curriculum int he afternoons, made up of almost all the foundation subjects. I am concerned though because I really don't think science is represented fairly and it's such an important subject. We have been doing Ancient Egyptians this term, the science has been forces, basically an investigation on friction (thinking about how the Egyptians would have carried those blocks around to build the pyramids), But in our topic plan there is literally 1 week for this, so about 2.5/3 hours. I have to introduce and explain friction, do a starter experiment, then the children do an experiment using newton metres. But thtey literally have no baseline knowledge of friction at all for this. I've seen other plans this week where schools have 1 hour lessons once per week on science and so after 4/5 weeks the children have a sound knowledge of friction and other forces. Theyre then able to use and apply their scientific knowledge at a higher level and create and test more reasoned hypothesis. Is this acceptable that we have a 1 week stab at friction, in randomness, and then go back to talking about the pharaohs? I'd much rather teach science for an hour a week and really get into the subject, the kids absolutely love it and they are deprived of it, not fair, what do you think??