Developing Good EAL Practice in the Early Years

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.

 

EAL Assessment in Primary Schools

Initial assessments can be made by a member of the EAL team. Please contact EAL Team to be directed to the appropriate member of staff.

Assessments are undertaken using the Primary EAL Profile .

Guidance on Updating EAL Profiles helps you to fill in the profiles

The targets identified in the profiles are linked with strategies from the Primary EAL strategies booklet.

Children may go through a silent period during their initial time in school. The Silent Period Language Development checklist may be useful to track this period.

 

The EAL Team may also be able to offer CAT sessions to support staff to update profiles.

Play@Home resources in English and Polish

play@home
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

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.

http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/20735.aspx

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

qr codes 4-7