Welcome to the EAL page
(English as an Additional Language)
You can find out about our children that speak English as a 2nd language on this page.
Currently, we have 38 children that speak a different language as their 1st language.
Reception - 5 EAL children
Year 1 - 6 EAL children
Year 2 - 10 EAL children
Year 3 - 4 EAL children
Year 4 - 6 EAL children
Year 5 - 3 EAL children
Year 6 - 4 EAL children
They speak Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Chinese and Indian.
Miss.E.Hodgkinson is the EAL co-ordinator at our school. She teaches the Flamingo Class (Class 5).
Primary schools are now given £535 for each child in their 1st year at their 1st English school and the same in their 2nd year. This money could be used for other EAL children if the school feels they need it. At our school, we have used some of the money to employ and train a TA, Mrs.Flay, to work with the EAL children either as 1:1 or in small groups. We have used the rest of the money to purchase resources. This year we are in the process of purchasing I pads and Pen Pals (books with pens that translate the words).
We also have a Polish translater that helps in the reception class as a free resource from county.
Last year we had an EAL week. The children took part in EAL workshops from an outside organisation. This involved different activities, such as learning about how it can make you feel if you are an EAL child and information about different countries.
We also invited the EAL parents into our school to cook food from their country. We had a lot of fun tasting the different food! We always welcome EAL parents into our school to help us with our work.
The children also took part in lessons with their teachers that involved learning about different countries and speaking their languages.