Cambridge Primary Science 5

About the Textbook

Cambridge Primary Science 5 (CPS5) is written by Jon Board and Alan Cross, published by Cambridge University Press and endorsed by Cambridge International Examination.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Investigating plant growth
1.1 Seeds
1.2 How seeds grow
1.3 Investigating germination
1.4 What do plants need to grow?
1.4 Plants and light
1.5 Check your progress

Unit 2 The life cycle of flowering plants
2.1 Why plants have flowers
2.2 How seeds are spread
2.3 Other ways seeds are spread
2.4 The parts of a flower
2.5 Pollination
2.6 Investigating pollination
2.7 Plant life cycles
2.8 Check your progress
Unit 3 States of matter
3.1 Evaporation
3.2 Why evaporation is useful
3.3 Investigating evaporation
3.4 Investigating evaporation from a solution
3.5 Condensation
3.6 The water cycle
3.7 Boiling
3.8 Melting
3.9 Who invented the temperature scale?
3.10 Check your progress
Unit 4 The way we see things
4.1 Light travels from a source
4.2 Mirrors
4.3 Seeing behind you
4.4 Which surfaces reflect light the best?
4.5 Light changes direction
4.6 Check your progress

Unit 5 Shadows
5.1 Light travels in straight lines
5.2 Which materials let light through?
5.3 Silhouettes and shadow puppets
5.4 What affects the size of a shadow?
5.5 Investigating shadow lengths
5.6 Measuring light intensity
5.7 How scientists measured and understood light
5.8 Check your progress
Unit 6 Earth’s movements
6.1 The Sun, the Earth and the Moon
6.2 Does the Sun move?
6.3 The Earth rotates on its axis
6.4 Sunrise and sunset
6.5 The Earth revolves around the Sun
6.6 Exploring the solar system
6.7 Exploring the stars
6.8 Check your progress

This Course is for

Y4-6 students who have studied CPS4 or attained CEFR A2 English 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 accumulating teaching experience since 2016 and am comfortable teaching students of any age. I have taught English for 6 months in Xuzhou to primary school children and two years in Hong Kong to individuals of all ages. I have extensive experience as a Biology, Chemistry, and Medical Studies tutor of High School and University students.

Having learned several languages myself, I am fully aware of the difficulties students face and as such, I am able to better understand my pupils. I strive to understand and adapt my approach to the learning styles of each child in the class, in order to help each individual achieve their full learning potential. I am a strong believer that ‘practice makes perfect’ and as such my lessons take an interactive approach to learning, encouraging student participation as much as possible. This coupled with regular revision of previous topics allows for effective cumulative learning and produces impressive results.

I am wholly invested in the welfare and progress of each of my students and will go the extra mile to ensure they are happy, healthy, and enjoying the journey of learning.

I was born and raised in the UK. I am about to undertake a Masters’s degree in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the U of Manchester, as part of my training to become a doctor.


I am currently undertaking a Bachelors of Science in Geology at the University of Portsmouth. One of my biggest passions in life is helping students to learn effectively, and I believe I am adept at doing so while facilitating learning. 

At GCSE level I achieved A* in English literature and an A in Geography. This, coupled with A-Levels in both allows me to have first-hand knowledge of the subjects.

Most importantly, I am passionate about what I do and making sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed. In both of my favoured subjects, I had some brilliant teachers who have had a huge impact on my education experience. My ultimate goal is to extend this to other students. My areas of key knowledge are within Geoscience, Physics, and English.


I am a highly experienced tutor and I have experience of tutoring everything from primary school Maths and English, KS2 and KS3 SATs, preparing for the 11+ and GCSE and A-Level.

I can also help with preparation for university entrance exams and interviews. I am familiar with the current syllabus for all school years and

I create my own lesson plans and learning materials to suit the students I am teaching. I believe in a personalised approach, teaching in the way that the student learns best. I have experience of teaching students of all ages and abilities, with a focus on students enjoying the subject they are studying and achieving results.

I have been tutoring on and off since 2012 in order to fit this around studying and working full time. I studied Physics at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2015.

Learning Goal

Upon completion of the course, students would have learnt 40 topics of scientific knowledge as well as 97 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, scientific inquiry and rsearch skills.

Learning Plan

  • 46 live lessons online are delivered across 8-12 weeks;
  • 4-5 lessons per week;
  • 30 minutes per lesson;
  • 46 live lessons online consist of lectures, class activities, and check your progress sessions.
  • Students are encouraged to take part in scientific activities as homeworks in after-school hours.

Tuition Fees

Course Code Course Name Tuition Fee per student No. of lessons Class Size
5CPS5 Cambridge Primary Science 5  £460.00 46 5 students
3CPS5 Cambridge Primary Science 5  £920.00 46 3 students