Science Curriculum

Here at Sunnyside Academy we understand the importance and value of Science as a core subject within the National Curriculum.

Pupils from our Student Council met with staff to discuss their thoughts and expectations of teaching and learning in Science. These views were then consolidated into 5 key principles that are at the core of every Science lesson.

Sunnyside Science Principles are:

  • Working collaboratively
  • Developing independence
  • Engaging, hands on experiments that are fun!
  • Making predictions
  • Using and making scientific models to share our knowledge and understanding

The principles are displayed in every classroom and also in the school corridor to ensure that Staff, Pupils and Parents/Carers all share the same clear vision for Science at Sunnyside.


Science Dates 2018/2019

Science Homework

As part of your child’s current topic they will be bringing home a ‘Science Homework Sheet,’ that is related to their current Science topic. Some of the homework activities will be practical and others written. The children can choose to complete any of the activities from the homework sheet. Children need to return their homework by Friday 12th July 2019. 

These will then be displayed to parents as a ‘Science Showcase’ on Tuesday 16th July 2019 during Parents’ Evening. If your appointment is not scheduled for Tuesday, then you are more than welcome to come and see the homework on display on this date. 

The purpose of this homework and display is to raise the profile of Science for pupils and parents.

Sublime Science Workshops

‘Sublime Science’, winners of BBC Dragon’s Den will be joining us on Monday 15th July 2019. The company will be providing science workshops for children in Year 1 to Year 6 across the full day.