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Our Vision for Science

Our fundamental intent in Science is that through its teaching, it will stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. Science teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national, and global level. 

Wherever possible, we involve the pupils in real scientific activities, for example, investigating a local environmental problem, or carrying out a practical experiment and analysing the results. 

Useful Websites for Home Learning 

Science Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Science lesson at Cardinal Heenan

Year 6 enjoyed an investigative science lesson at Cardinal Heenan recently. We learned all about control variables, dependent and independent variables as we tested the rate of change of temperature of water in different sized containers.

Primary/ secondary liaison

We are very grateful for the support given by Mrs Whitelaw from Cardinal Heenan to our primary science curriculum; she is a regular visitor to Science lessons in our school.

Here, after talking about how water behaves as a solid, a liquid and a gas, two brave volunteers speeded up the melting of ice with a spirit burner.

We demonstrated how particles in solids, liquids and gases are arranged and how they differ in energy and movement.

Year 2 testing absorbency of materials

As you can see, we have some great scientists in Year 2. 

Here are some of their comments about their learning in Science.


"I like Science because you get to find stuff out." (Jacob)


"I knew I would do lots of Science at this school." (Anna)


"I like Science because you get to do experiments." (Connor)


" I like learning lots of stuff and helping the world." (Jaxon)


" I like doing experiments." (Annie)


"I love everything about Science." (Mikhail)


Science displays