Macmillan Natural and Social Science

A course for children studying science in English

Macmillan Natural and Social Science is a 6-level primary course specifically designed for young learners studying science, history or geography in English.

Macmillan Natural and Social Science is a six-level course for children studying science in English. The course develops children's knowledge of science, history and geography as well as providing systematic development of English language skills. The activities are varied in their approach to provide a motivating stimulus to children's learning and cater for differences in learning styles. A key feature of the course is the development of English language skills alongside science content. All four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are introduced and built on.

Key features

  • Emphasis placed on subject content, as well as language development, gives young learners a head start early in their education.
  • Children are introduced to critical and investigative thinking through in-course experiments which hone skills like evidence gathering and observation.
  • Songs, raps and stories help to bring context to the various concepts being studied, making lessons memorable and engaging. 
  • Every unit in the Student’s Book ends with a set of revision pages to help learners consolidate their knowledge and practise their skills.
  • Slide shows, animations and interactive posters to be used on interactive whiteboards or with a projector make lesson planning easy.

Pupil's Book Pack

The Pupil’s Book includes the best of both worlds; a thorough approach to scientific content and method integrated with English Language Teaching techniques such as stories, songs and raps that are proven to facilitate the acquisition of content and concepts.

Activity Book Pack

The Activity Book offers a range of engaging exercises to consolidate and extend the topics covered in the Pupil’s Book. It also provides pupils with additional reading and writing practice of the science content. 

Teacher's Book

The Teacher’s Notes contain lesson plans which provide easy to follow instructions for carrying out the activities and suggest ways in which to generate discussion or stimulate interest and investigation amongst the students. Useful ideas and support is also included, along with CLIL methodology and classroom management sections.


A pack of 120 full-colour illustrated and photographic flashcards are ideal for presenting and revising Science topics and content in an interactive and fun way.


There are 12 Posters within the pack, with each poster representing a unit from the Pupil’s Book. The Posters are ideal for providing a visual reference and reinforcing the content of each unit.

Digital Resources Pack

The Digital Resources Pack contains a CD-ROM which is designed to be used on an interactive whiteboard; Slide presentations which use high quality photos and graphics that allow the pupils to visualise and contextualise Science, History and Geography concepts; Interactive posters; Animations which demonstrate a variety of concepts; Simulations which demonstrate key concepts; and Digital versions of the Pupil's and Activity Books.

Presentation Kit

The Macmillan Next Move Presentation Kit is an engaging and convenient resource for the modern classroom. The DVD-ROM contains projectable page-faithful versions of the Pupil’s Book with embedded class audio and answer keys. In addition, it contains five Culture Videos, an Interactive Glossary and accompanying Teacher’s Notes and Worksheets.

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