We believe that Science is a vital part of everyday life and teaching it through fascinating and practical approaches can inspire children. We strive to develop a sense of excitement, passion and curiosity about natural phenomena.

Our curriculum enhances the children’s scientific understanding and knowledge both independently and collaboratively. Our aim is to encourage the children to be inquisitive in Science and predict, explore and explain their own findings.

‘The important thing is to never stop questioning’ ― Albert Einstein.

















Science Knowledge Organisers

Science Topics

British Science Week 2023

The theme for British Science Week 2023 was ‘Connections’. Our school focused on making connections between the science curriculum and science in ‘the real world’. The idea behind this was to bring Science to life, transforming it from simply learning the facts, to linking these facts to real world situations and being inspired to dive deeper into the wonderful world of ‘Science’!


UF loved watching the change to dough as it rose up to the top of the bowl! They also created a road map of their trip to school and identified all the people that they might encounter on their way to school. They used this information to create a ‘connections map’…!

Year 1

Year 1 conducted a ‘break the ice’ experiment where they put four materials (warm water, salt, sugar and flour) on a block ice, that had a lego man trapped inside, to see which melted it faster. Most children predicted warm water but it was salt, then sugar, which worked the best!

Year 1 and 2

To start off the week, Year 1 and 2 had a workshop run by Dr K Adams; they had the opportunity to mix chemical reactions using different substances to see what happens and had a go at writing using ‘invisible ink’! What fun!

Year 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 were visited by a hospital nurse who explained some of the tasks nurses perform during their day at work, with the help of science. The children practiced bandaging twisted ankles and checking a patient’s heart rate. They also learned the importance of handwashing to prevent the spread of germs.

Year 5 and 6

Year 5 and 6 had a visit from a real-life science researcher! Kerry works for the University of Huddersfield and offered to come in to school to talk to the children about DNA and how it works! The children had great fun learning about the building blocks of our body, making DNA bracelets, creating DNA strands out of pipecleaners… and extracting DNA from a strawberry!!

Our Science Learning

Eco Warriors

The ‘Eco Warriors’ of Middlestown Primary Academy hosted an assembly to showcase the fantastic work they have been doing over the last academic year.

They confidently and enthusiastically shared some of their successes, such as fundraising events, litter picks and competitions, all in the name of looking after the local environment. They invited Wakefield Councillor, Samantha Harvey, to attend, along with two school governors, Sunil Nannar and Kath Turner.

They were blown away by the enthusiasm of the children and their efforts over the last year.

We at Middlestown are incredibly proud of them!

Year 5

Year 5 have been learning about Space! They had great fun diving into what makes a good astronaut and came up with a list of things an astronaut might need to bring along with them on their journey into space. They had some out-of-this-world debates about how important these items were!










Lower Foundation

Lower foundation really enjoyed exploring slime. They described the texture of it and experimented how far they could stretch it.










Year 1

Year 1 have been learning about the signs of Autumn. Check out what they have been doing!















Shadow Exploration in Foundation

Foundation loved exploring shadows!

They carefully traced the outlines of the animals and then coloured them in; fantastic concentration!

"I love doing experiments and finding out how things work! - Year 1"
"Science is awesome! You get to do cool activities like growing sunflowers and making volcanoes explode. - Year 3"
"I like finding out 'shocking' facts and working with my friends to answer scientific questions. - Year 5"
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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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