Play@Home resources in English and Polish

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Here is a link to downloadable resources Play At Home in English and Polish. These resources have been developed by the NHS to encourage early development through play at home.

The NHS website says:

play@home activity sheets

These activity sheets were developed by the Care and Learning Alliance as additional play ideas for parents, carers and children.

Presented in the style of play@home with instructions, variations, benefits and precautions, they continue to encourage everyone to have fun using things found easily around the home.

Remember to use your play@home book regularly as your child grows, as their interests will change and develop and you will be creating those special childhood memories.

Polish versions are now available.

Secondary Induction Pack

The following links will give you an Induction Pack for secondary pupils who are new to English. There are flashcard links, games, activities and web links to practice and develop vocabulary learning.  There are also QR codes for quick links to online activities, a record of activities sheet to keep a track of what subjects have been covered and a folder full of Topic Words lists for each subject.

Secondary Induction Pack

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EAL Induction Pack Record of Activities

Topic words folders

Primary Induction pack for P4-7

The following link takes you to an Induction Pack for P4-7 pupils. This is for pupils who are new to English and has flashcard links, stories and games. There are also QR codes that can be used for quick access to ICT support materials and games.  These m,aterials are designed to be used with EAL Language Builder pack. For more information or support contact EAL Team

Click on the links below to download.

P4_7 Induction Pack

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EAL Profile for nursery

EAL Profile Nursery
For pupils who are learning English as an additional language, please use this sheet to monitor English language development.  This can be used to supplement information gained from the Overviews and is very helpful to pass onto schools.

For pupils at Stage 1, please use the Teddy Talk resource.

Contact the EAL team for training in Teddy Talk or if you have a concern about a pupil. Please attach a completed Profile (above).

Leafets about being Excluded from School

Help I’m Being Excluded. This leaflet has been produced by Govan Law Centre and is for children who have been excluded so that they are aware of their rights. It is available in the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Gaelic, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovakian, Tagalog and Urdu.

Click on Help I’m Being Excluded to access

Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter record keeping sheets



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Some schools have developed their own ways of keeping track of their Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter sessions, but just in case you haven’t done so yet, here are some record sheets to keep track of sessions that are taking place for Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter.


Teddy Talk Record of Activities

Big Bear Banter Record of Activities Final

Read All About It! News and Current Affairs Sites for Learning English

Here are some links to useful websites that can be used for the teaching of EAL Pupils.

News In Levels  is an American site that has different news stories that are pitched at 3 different levels. Key words are highlighted and explained and there are accompanying You Tube clips of the news stories being read out .

Breaking News has 7 different levels and accompanying question sheets that could be used for homework and getting pupils to think about the news story in more detail.

New Internationalist is a well known magazine looking at stories from the developing world. They have adapted their stories to be written in simpler English to be more accessible to pupils. Useful for developing Global Citizenship approaches in EAL teaching.


If anyone comes across further sites that may be useful, please post them in a comment to share.