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Science at Woodside Academy

Science at Woodside Academy stimulates and excites children’s curiosity about the world they live in and fosters in the children a respect for the environment.  The teaching of science; encourages children to be curious and  to ask questions about what they observe; help them to develop enquiring minds; broaden their scientific view of the world and enable them to gain a deeper understanding of scientific ideas.


The Science Curriculum aims to:

  • Provide opportunities for children to learn through first hand practical experience
  • Encourage and maintain curiosity
  • Develop logical thinking and investigation skills
  • Equip children with skills needed to work scientifically 
  • Develop questioning skills
  • Enable children to make sense of their world in a practical way
  • Build and secure scientific knowledge and develop understanding
  • Deepen children’s understanding  and knowledge through educational visits and trips
  • Foster attitudes of co-operation, originality, self-discipline, self-criticism, sensitivity, respect for evidence, independence, open-mindedness, perseverance and responsibility


At Woodside Academy we promote a science rich vocabulary and follow the science programme of study in the National Curriculum.

The long term plan below, shows the unit of work taught in each year group.

Educational Trips

Year 5 (Hedgehog) visited Solenis this year and learnt about the role of a Scientist. Visit Year 5 page below to learn more about the Solenis trip.

Take a look at our educational visits and trips and find out more about what we have been learning.