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

Speedy Readers for pupils with EAL

At Charleston Academy and in the Highland trial in primary schools, Speedy Readers has proven very effective for pupils with EAL who have a ‘spiky profile’ eg their Listening and Talking is stage 3 or 4, but their Reading and Writing is stage 1 or 2.   Typically, this will be a pupil in P5 + who has been in UK education for more than 2 years, but who has literacy difficulties.

It is ideal for these pupils as it involves:

  • groupwork
  • reading choice
  • auditory back up
  • context

For information on how to implement, please see the Highland Literay BLOG http://highlandliteracy.com/speedy-readers-the-literacy-toolbox/

You may also want to use this with younger pupils. Please get in touch for advice.

Please note: This is not recommended for pupils who are New to English

Smartboard Resources

EAL Highland have developed some Smartboard Resources to support Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter activities. Sadly, the file type cannot be imported into the Blog so if you would like a copy of any of these please contact peter.fenton@highland.gov.uk with your email address and which resource you would like to see and he will send it on as an attachment.

If anyone develops their own Smartboard resources then please share with Peter. Thanks.

  • Elmer’s Colours
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Daily Routines

Big Bear Banter

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Our Teddy Talk activities for nurseries have just grown up!

Big Bear Banter is a series of activities for pupils in P1 to P3  who are new to English. They include flashcard activities, story activities and using songs and rhymes. There are a host of different topics and links to further resources. Click on the link to download.

Big Bear Banter


or print directly from this table (currently being populated)

Flashcard InstructionsBooks and links to visualsGames, Songs and Rhymes
Colours Topic Cover Sheet
Colours Flashcards
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see? by Eric Carle and BIll Martin
Elmer by David McKee
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Ten Green Bottles
Shape Topic Cover Sheet
Shapes Flashcards
2D Bingo
Colour and Shapes Bingo Cards
NumberTopic Cover Sheet
Numbers Flashcards
Ten in the Bed by Jane CabreraLadybird Bing 1 - 10
Ten Fat Sausages Song
Ten in the Bed Song
I caught a Fish Alive - song
Classroom Objects Topic Cover Sheet
Classroom Objects Flashcards
Classroom Bingo
Parts of the Body Topic Cover Sheet
Parts of the Body Flashcards
Little Red Riding HoodBody Parts Bingo
Family Topic Cover Sheet
Family Flashcards
Goldilocks and the Three BearsFamily BingoFamily Posters
Feelings Topic Cover Sheet
Feelings Flashcards
Feelings Fans and Word Mats
Feelings Bingo
Clothes Topic Cover Sheet
Clothes Flashcards
Mrs Mopple's Washing LineClothes Bingo
Clothes Snap
Weather Topic Cover Sheet
Weather Flashcards
Weather and Words
Incy Wincy Spider
Weather Bingo
Weather Season Word Mat
Food Topic Cover Sheet
Food Flashcards
Food BingoHealthy and Unhealthy Food Bingo
Fruit Topic Cover Sheet
Fruit Flashcards
Handa's Surprise
Oliver's Fruit Salad
Fruit Bingo
Fruit Word Mat
Vegetables Topic Cover Sheet
Vegetables Flashcards
Oliver's VegetablesVegetable Bingo
Vegetable Word Mat
Fruit and Vegetable Bingo
Transport Topic Cover Sheet
Transport Flashcards
Transport Bingo
Transport Word Mat
Transport Sorting Cards
The Wheels on the Bus
Verbs Topic Cover Sheet
Verbs Flashcards
Verbs Bingo
Farm Animals Topic Cover Sheet
Farm Animals Flashcards
A Very Busy SpiderFarmyard Dominoes
Farm Animals Bingo
Pets Topic Cover Sheet
Pets Flashcards
Pets and where they live sorting cards
Pets Bingo
Animals Topic Cover Sheet
Animals Flashcards
Handa's SurpriseAnimals Bingo
Minibeasts Topic Cover Sheet
Minibeasts Flashcards
The Very Hungry CaterpillarMinibeast Bingo
Prepositions Topic Cover Sheet
Prepositions Flashcards
We're all going on a Bear HuntPreposition Bingo
Preposition Word Mat
Where is the mouse visuals
Days of the Week Topic Cover Sheet
Days of the Week Flashcards
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game
Monday's Child Is ... Solomon Grundy
Hobbies Topic Cover Sheet
Hobbies Flashcards
Hobbies Bingo
Months Topic Cover Sheet
Months Flashcards
Months and visuals
Units Time Posters
Places Topic Cover Sheet
Places Flashcards
Places Bingo
Sport Topic Cover Sheet
Sport Flashcards
Sports Bingo
Time Topic Cover Sheet
Time Flashcards
O'Clock Flashcards
O'Clock Time Fans
O'Clock and Half Past Bingo
What's the Time Mr Wolf
Easter Topic Cover Sheet
Easter Flashcards
Easter Vocabulary
Easter Reader
Hot Cross Buns
Easter Bingo
Halloween Topic Cover Sheet
Halloween Flashcards
Halloween Bingo
Halloween Topic Words
Winter Topic Cover Sheet
Winter Flashcards
Winter Words Cards
Four Seasons Topic Cover Sheet
Four Seasons Flashcards
Four Seasons Sorting Cards
Dress the children for the season
Mary Mary Quite Contrary
Chinese New Year Topic Cover Sheet
Chinese New Year Flashcards
Chinese New Year Photo Set
Gruffalo Topic Cover Sheet
The Gruffalo Flashcards
T-S-004-The Gruffalo-Matching-Cards-and-Board (2)
Gruffalo Words Cards
Gruffalo Scenery Pictures
Diversity Topic Cover Sheet
Diversity Flashcards
Tusk Tusk Story pictures
Recycling Topic Cover Sheet
Waste Awareness Resource Pack
Recycling Sorting Flashcards
Micheal Recycle Teaching IdeasRecycling Games
Recycling Song
Homes Topic Cover Sheet
Inside and outside homes flashcards
Homes Flashcards
Goldilocks and the Three BearsHomes Bingo
Rooms and furniture Bingo
Senses Topic Cover Sheet
Senses Flashcards
Five senses flashcards
Senses Online StorySenses bingo
Jobs Topic Cover Sheet
Jobs flashcards - choose a selection
Jobs and tools matching game
Jobs and places of work matching game

As always if you find additional resources or make up your own topics then please share them with us and we can publish them on the EAL Highland Blog.