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At Woodside, we aim for all of our children to develop the scientific knowledge and skills to understand the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We understand that science has the power to change the world for the better and we want our children to be able to play their part in this. Our science curriculum allows children to develop key foundational knowledge and concepts, including how science can explain or predict what is happening and why. Through our science curriculum, we want Woodside children to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around them. In line with the National Curriculum for science, our intent is that all children:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

Characteristics of a scientist

  • Observation of the work around them using their senses and asking how and why questions
  • The curiosity and desire to learn more about the world around us
  • Able to predict, test and explain in response to a question asked
  • Creativity – the ability to think of ideas and possibilities, and to respond to unexpected outcomes

Aspirations for the future Careers, hobbies and interests

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Anthropologist
  • Palaeontologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Architect
  • Astronomer
  • Diver
  • Personal trainer
  • Paramedic
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Cryptographer
  • Computer programmer
  • Economist
  • Audio and video technician
  • Environmental scientist
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Automotive engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Computer software engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Dietician/nutritionist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Biochemical engineer
  • Pharmacist
  • Biologist
  • CAD technician
  • Optician
  • Forensic scientist
  • Cartographer
  • Psychologist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Surgeon
  • Civil engineer
  • Climate change analyst
  • Pilot
  • Robotics engineer

How we teach science at Woodside 

This has been developed with reflection upon the National Curriculum (2014) and White Rose Science

Our Nursery and Reception staff work closely with subject teams to ensure our curriculum is carefully planned from Nursery through to Year 6.