Science

Science is all around us and at Woodside, we are very fortunate to have such a wonderful and inspiring outdoor environment. 

Whether it’s listening for different sounds, collecting sticks to recreate a human skeleton, collecting mini beasts or leaves to classify, planting bulbs or seeds or understanding life cycles and reproduction, our school's outdoor environment allows for all of this to happen right on our doorstep and perhaps on your doorstep too!

During each unit of science, children have the opportunity to design and carry out investigations and work scientifically in a variety of ways; observations over time, comparing & fair testing, classifying & grouping, pattern seeking and researching using secondary resources. 

 

We encourage all of our Woodside pupils to always be inquisitive, always be thinking and to always be learning!

'I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these 'how' and 'why' questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.' Stephen Hawking

 

'Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.'
Albert Einstein

We are so proud of Harry Sawyer, who was a finalist in the national BP Ultimate STEM challenge 2020, with his fantastic design of the Detector Watch. This amazing idea was designed with his Grandpa in mind, who struggled with memory loss. The idea is to have a tracking sticker stuck to items that you may lose or forget and your watch will help to locate them for you!

 

Harry was presented with an beautiful glass trophy, an Ultimate  STEM challenge t.shirt, a STEM kit to build a robot and £200 for the school to use to buy STEM equipment.