Teachers Resource Samples
Cambridge PrimarY Science
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Cambridge University Press is a world-leading international education publisher, providing educational materials, resources and services to teachers and learners, from ages 3-19, in over 160 countries.
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A view from the publisher why we have commissioned Cambridge Primary Science
An enquiry-based, language-rich approach to learning with an international focus
Methodology and approach
Cambridge Primary Science is a flexible series that can be used to support a range
of teaching methods in different settings. We do this by offering a variety of ideas
for activities to support teaching and learning of each objective in the curriculum
framework, from which you can select those most suited to your learners.
In keeping with the Cambridge International Examinations curriculum framework,
Cambridge Primary Science strongly supports a science curriculum in which
enquiry is central. Support for the scientific enquiry learning objectives is
embedded across the series, with full guidance for teachers on how to develop
the required skills. Throughout, activities are suggested that will help learners to
discover and investigate scientific concepts for themselves in an engaging way.
Cambridge Primary Science is a truly international series, written for a global
audience. Exercises focussing on scientific vocabulary and suggestions for
classroom discussion are included throughout the series, thus supporting
development of language as well as subject knowledge. Examples from a
wide range of international settings are included and alternative activities are
suggested in case certain materials are hard to come by in your part of the world.
Key featuresIn our Learners Books, all required learning objectives are covered in an engaging visual layout and suggestions for hands-on activities encourage enquiry-led learning. The Talk about it! features stimulates classroom discussion and the Check your progress questions present assessment opportunities and help learners prepare for the Progression and Checkpoint Tests.
In the Activity Books, additional exercises for each topic may be completed in class or set as homework. The exercises help to consolidate understanding, apply knowledge in new situations and develop scientifi c enquiry skills. Core vocabulary is developed in a dedicated language activity for each unit in Stages 3 to 6.
The Teachers Resource Book with CD-ROM offers support for using all three components. The teaching ideas offer fl exibility with plenty of activity suggestions, as well as guidance on differentiation, assessment and using resources available online. Additionally, a collection of worksheets supports suggested activities. The resource offers fl exible delivery, with all content both in print and in editable format on the CD-ROM.
We hope you enjoy your sample copy and dont forget to visit education.cambridge.org/cambridgeprimary to fi nd out more!
The International Education team
Introducing Cambridge PrimaryCambridge Primary seriesIn addition to our market-leading titles for Cambridge Checkpoint, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS and A Level, we will be publishing an exciting new series for the Cambridge Primary curriculum frameworks developed by Cambridge International Examinations for Stages 1-6 and for the Cambridge Primary English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum framework developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment. This will complete the learners journey with Cambridge materials from Primary to Pre-University.
We are working with Cambridge International Examinations towards endorsement of the brand new suite of products for English, Mathematics and Science. Cambridge Global English will not go through the Cambridge endorsement process as it follows the curriculum framework developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment.
About the Cambridge Primary CurriculumCambridge Primary, typically for 511 year olds, gives schools a curriculum framework to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in younger learners. Cambridge Primary provides guidance for curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning. It enables teachers to assess childrens learning as they progress with Cambridge Primary Progression Tests. [Cambridge English Language Assessment tests for learners at the Cambridge Primary stage are: Cambridge English Starters, Movers and Flyers and Key English Test (KET) for schools].
About Cambridge Primary ScienceCambridge Primary Science fully covers the Cambridge Primary Science curriculum framework. The course offers plenty of teaching ideas to give flexibility, allowing teachers to select activities most appropriate to their classroom and learners.
An enquiry-based style of teaching and learning is stimulated, with the scientific enquiry objectives integrated throughout to encourage learning of these skills alongside the scientific concepts. The language level is carefully pitched to be accessible to EAL/ESL learners, with concepts illustrated through diagrams to allow visual understanding and learning. There is dedicated support for practising scientific language and vocabulary.
Comprehensive teaching support helps teachers to bring all elements of the course together in the classroom.
IGCSE is the registered trademark of Cambridge International Examinations.
What is in your free sample?Included you will find a representative sample chapter for two stages of:
There is another sample booklet available titled Science Booklet 1 which has within it sample chapters for two stages of:
To see samples of all stages as they become available simply visit education.cambridge.org/cambridgeprimary
What is in the complete series?Cambridge Primary Science
Teachers Resource Books
How do I order, find out more and register my interest?Simply visit education.cambridge.org/cambridgeprimary for more information on the series, extended sample material and to pre-order your copies!
Also available for Cambridge PrimaryCambridge Primary Mathematics