Macmillan Natural and Social Science is a 6-level British English primary course designed to meet the needs of teachers and pupils who have 4-5 hours of English a week and who have science classes 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. Language and vocabulary are carefully graded and introduced within the science context. The language is integrated into each topic and summarised at the start of each unit and lesson. All four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are introduced and built on. The Pupil's Book includes a Picture Dictionary.
Donna Shaw completed her degree in 1988, after spending two years teaching English as a second language in Australia. On her return to Europe, she completed the RSA Dip TEFLA at International House, Madrid, before working for International House in San Sebastian, Spain and Coimbra, Portugal. Since 1995, she has been based in Palma de Mallorca, where she enjoys teaching primary children in the state system with The British Council. Donna holds an M.Ed from Manchester University and is a regular speaker at teacher training events around Spain. She has also collaborated with numerous Centros de Educacion de Profesores, and has taught several short courses at theUniversitat de les Illes Balears. Donna is the co-author of Macmillan's primary course for SpainFind Out! and is the co-author of Macmillan's higher level primary course Footprints to English. Maggie Riach.