Cambridge Primary Science 1

About the Textbook

Cambridge Primary Science 1 (CPS1) is written by Jon Board and Alan Cross, published by Cambridge University Press and endorsed by Cambridge International Examination.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Being alive

1.1 Animals and plants alive! 

1.2 Local environments

1.3 Animal babies

1.4 Healthy food and drink

1.5 Check your progress

Unit 2 Growing plants

2.1 Plant parts

2.2 Growing seeds

2.3 Plants and light

2.4 Check your progress


Unit 3 Ourselves

3.1 We are similar

3.2 We are different

3.3 Our bodies

3.4 Our fantastic senses

3.5 Check your progress

Unit 4 Materials in my world

4.1 What is it made of?

4.2 Using materials

4.3 Sorting materials

4.4 Check your progress  


Unit 5 Pushes and pulls

5.1 In the playground

5.2 How toys work

5.3 Pushes and pulls around us

5.4 Changing movement

5.5 Check your progress

Unit 6 Hearing sounds

6.1 Where do sounds come from?

6.2 Our ears

6.3 Sounds move

6.4 Check your progress


This Course is for

Year 1-3 studens who have attained CEFR A1 English Level or Cambridge English Starters Level. 

CPS Teachers


I am a qualified teacher. My teaching experience started in July 2015.  I received a BA English Language and Literature from the University of Liverpool in June 2015. Then after, I took a 2-year PGCE Teach First Leadership Development and an on-the-job teacher training programme at The Grangefield Academy. Then after I taught students in schools in both the UK and Sweden, as well as tutoring students in KS2, 3 and 4.

I worked with young students in an international preschool in Copenhagen many of which did not speak much English. I really enjoyed helping these students to develop and begin to have some conversations in English. I enjoy working with students of all ages and helping them to progress with their studies and language.  Outside of the classroom, I regularly met with students for extra 1-to-1 support, including an after-school club. I also engaged with parents whenever appropriate.  

I am an incredibly passionate teacher. I strive to make sure all of my lessons and assessments are well planned and differentiated. I also make sure my lessons are engaging, with a variety of tasks, one to one support and some fun games. My aim is for students to feel they can trust me, ask me for help, as well as be inspired by my enthusiasm.

I was born in Yorkshire, England. In my spare time I like reading, traveling, playing netball and cooking.


I have been a primary school teacher since 2014. I have taught across KS1/2 and have experience of preparing children for sitting their SATS papers and phonics screening. I have a wealth of resources to support and help to build students’ confidence in many different subject areas  such as Science, English and Maths.  I am aware of current educational changes and am able to discuss resources with other educational colleagues. 

I completed a 4-year BA (Hons) in Primary Education (5-11 year old) at university and have worked across many different year groups and in many different schools as a result. My main passion as a teacher is to find appropriate learning styles for each individual child, which enable them to flourish and feel confident enough to tackle any challenge they may face in their study.


I am majoring in geology at Portsmouth University. In the fields of both Science, and specifically Earth Science I have spent over 5 years studying the subjects myself, giving me wide insight into the knowledge and types of thinking needed to understand the topics being taught. I have been interested in teaching since my childhood. My dream is to become an excellent teacher. I have rich working experience in primary school and junior high school. I am very keen on helping children expand their knowledge and I will try my best to make sure that every student can reach their full potential.

My teaching philosophy is to give students the tools and knowledge to use their own thinking to answer questions. This is important because I think giving students the opportunity to use their own thinking when studying science is critical to their understanding of the subject and progression in the field as a whole.

Learning Goal

Upon completion of the course, pupils would have learnt 21 topics of scientific knowledge as well as 100 scientific terms of Enlgish. Following the textbook, teachers deliver lessons to a small group of students in live lessons online, which are composed of lectures, class activities and  revisions. In addition, students would have learnt scientific knowledge, inquiry and research skills.

Teaching Plan

  • 28 live lessons online are delivered across 28 weeks.
  • 1 lesson per week.
  • 60 minutes per lesson.
  • 28 live lessons online consist of 21 lecture lessons, 6 revision lessons and a final session for the assessment.
  • Students are encouraged to do scientific activities as homeworks in after-school hours.
  • 6 students in a class.

Tuition Fees

Course Code Course Name No. of Lessons Tuition Fee
CPS1 Cambridge Primary Science 1 28 £448