“Science is about the miracle of the mundane—and children can appreciate this best. Every child is a scientist!”

Susan Bosak

“Wisdom begins in wonder”


The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.”

Claude Levi-Strauss

Helping Each Child to Flourish

At Heworth we aim to inspire all pupils to look closer at their world around them. Questioning what they see and how things work and develop. Our goal is to encourage pupils to feel they understand their world and how it works. We want to give pupils a hands-on curriculum where they can explore and investigate with good knowledge of the subject. We foster a love of the subject through asking questions and letting the pupils lead their learning through experiments, visits and a taste of jobs on offer. We give pupils opportunities to work together to solve problems and find out the answer themselves.

What Science looks like at Heworth?

We value the importance of Science as an essential subject in our curriculum. It underpins many other areas of learning and understanding. We present our work well in a specific book and have a dedicated display each half-term.

  • Following the National Curriculum and adapting the objectives to suit a certain topic in different year groups gives Science a true purpose. 
  • Visits from professionals to help with staff CPD and pupils’ engagement.
  • Forest school for Reception pupils to nurture the mind set of awe and wonder for our world. 
  • Collaboration with other MAT schools and the use of the Secondary school’s equipment to help with more hands-on learning.

How do our values shine through in Science?


Pupils will need to trust their peers when working together and trust their own ideas may work.


having the ability to keep trying even when an experiment doesn’t work first time or the results are not what they thought they would be. “I have not failed; I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison

How do children flourish in Science at Heworth?

  • They develop a deeper understanding of the world around them and how wonderful it really is. To understand how a seed grows is to truly enjoy the flower. 
  • By building on their knowledge to be able to question further and be confident to ask why and how.
  • Gaining inspiration from past and present Scientists working in many fields of the subject.
  • Pupils are given opportunities to fully immerse in the subject during topic weeks and activities in the wider community.