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.

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).

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

New style Teddy Talk

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!