Cumbria early years EAL is a good guide to enable you to self evaluate your progress in establishing a great setting for EAL learners in the Early Years. With ticklists to help you reflect on your practice and suggestions of things to do, a look at enrolment and a brief loo into the theory behind supporting strategies for EAL pupils. Lots to absorb… could be part of a development plan or and in-service CPD session.
start early and
stay active for life
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
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).
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
Ideal for new arrivals, this gives some basic survival vocabulary in English and Hungarian including greetings, simple instructions, maths vocabulary etc. You may also be interested in Hungarian Phrases for School posted earlier..click here
Hungarian survival vocab
Please click on the link below for a list of topic words in Albanian. Topics include my school, colours, animals, transport and many more.
Albanian topic words
These Polish resources have been made for Primary pupils. Click on the link to download the word lists.
If anyone is developing word lists in different languages and they would like to share them, please share with EAL Team to put onto the blog. Thanks.
A Teddy Talk for Easter using the book Spot’s First Easter has been added to the table.
Click on the link to go straight there!
Teddy Talk has a new style so have a look at the table (click on the link to go straight there) and choose a topic.
We have organised the table in a suggested order .. the first being suitable for pupils new to English and the latter ones for pupils working towards greater fluency.
There are also lots of new topics that have been added (apparently you say a sloth or a sleuth of bears so this is a sleuth of new Teddy Talks!):-
- Family – My mum, my dad and me
- Four Seasons – Un-Brella
- Minibeasts – Mad About Minibeasts
- Transport – Big Red Bus (a change from Mr Gumpy’s Transport
- People Who Help Us
- Pirates – Ten Little Pirates
- Animals and Habitats – Walking in the Jungle
- Chinese New Year – The Great Race
If you develop your own topics do let us know and we can add these too!
It’s Christmas Time has been added to the Teddy Talk Table (click on link to access).
It contains a Teddy Talk Plan, Christmas themed flashcards for you to use in a Teddy Talk session.
Ho ho ho!