Primary Science

Spark your child’s interest in Science at a young age, with our tutoring lessons for Years 3-6. We work to build each student’s confidence and give them the courage to ask questions in class.

We also build the foundations for successful SATs and help students attain the results they need for high set placement in Year 7. For those working toward grammar/ private school entry exams, we’re on hand to help too.

At Air Maths we go further than just the key topics. Our students learn the reasoning skills and exam techniques to excel at the even the most challenging of questions.

By learning with our engaging and practical tutors, your child will gain extensive knowledge in Science.

Here are some of the fun topics taught at the Primary level


Students should:

  • understand the requirements of plants for life and growth
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • understand the life cycle including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal


Students should:

  • identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  • describe the changes as humans develop to old age 
  •  identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood


Students should:

  • notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • recognize that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them


Students should:

  • construct a simple series of electrical circuits, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches, and buzzers
  • compare and give reasons for variations in how components function
  • use recognized symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram


Students should:

  • Know that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance, and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • recognize that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys, and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect

Evolution and inheritance

Students should:

  • recognize that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the earth millions of years ago
  • recognize that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents