EAL Resources for Home Learning

Primary

Useful Websites

Duolingo app

Duolingo is a language learning app, that can be downloaded for free via the App Store or Google Play. It is designed as a game, to make learning fun, and is accessible to all.

www.duolingo.com

Free EAL Resources from Twinkl

Twinkl is providing free access to their resources and they have many bilingual resources and resources for learning English.

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS

Step 3: Click on EAL

Here are some examples for you

LearnEnglish Kids

LearnEnglish Kids is a British Council website.

"We have lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children. For parents, we have articles on supporting children in learning English, videos on using English at home and information about face-to-face courses around the world."

learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org

Languagenut

To support students with their home learning, Languagenut have created 100s of language assignments. These are for both Primary and Secondary, and those learning English or another language. Languagenut is accessible via a website and app.

Until the end of May 2020 Languagenut are offering their resources free of charge to schools.

languagenut.com

Secondary

Duolingo app

Duolingo is a language learning app, that can be downloaded for free via the App Store or Google Play. It is designed as a game, to make learning fun, and is accessible to all.

www.duolingo.com

BBC Learning English

There lots of audio visual resources for learning English, including:

This covers simple topics like language for going to school or going to the shops and would be great for home learning either on your own or as a family.

There are lots more materials for more advanced learners too:

LearnEnglish Teens

LearnEnglish Teens is a British Council website.

"If you want to learn English while having fun, this free website is just for you. LearnEnglish Teens can help improve your English with reading, writing and listening practice, tips for exams, grammar and vocabulary exercises, games and videos."

learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/

Languagenut

To support students with their home learning, Languagenut have created 100s of language assignments. These are for both Primary and Secondary, and those learning English or another language. Languagenut is accessible via a website and app.

Until the end of May 2020 Languagenut are offering their resources free of charge to schools.

languagenut.com

Free EAL Resources from Twinkl

Twinkl is providing free access to their resources and they have many bilingual resources and resources for learning English.

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS

Step 3: Click on EAL

Here is an example of the materials available:

Useful Websites

 

Starter Pack

Colours

My Feelings

  • About My Feelings
  • My Feelings games and roleplay
  • The Feelings song
  • The Feelings song - activities
    This is a useful video for learning the names of emotions, and how to talk about them. Why not learn the words to the song with your child so that you can sing it with them (a great way of building core vocabulary). Translate the words for the emotions into your first language so that you can be sure that your child understands the meanings of the words. Try to ask your child "how are you feeling" in English and get them to respond with "I am feeling ________ today. Follow this with "How did you feel yesterday?" and get them to respond "I felt _______ yesterday"
    Key vocabulary and learning:
    - Happy, sad, cry, laugh, feelings, excited, mad, worried, nervous, surprised.
    - "How are you feeling?" "I am feeling ________ today"
    - "How did you feel yesterday?" "I felt ______ yesterday"

The Face and Body

Hello

  • Hello song
    This is a good video for very early English learners, which will give your children the vocabulary to say "hello" and "how are you".
    Learn the song with your child and sing along to it. Practice the greetings whenever somebody new comes into the room. Translate the greetings "Hello" and "How are you?" into your first language so child knows what they mean. Practice responding to "How are you?" you could do this with soft toys or dolls if you don't have very many real people to practice with.
    Key vocabulary and learning:
    - Hello
    - How are you?
    - I am great, I am fine, I am very well today
    - I am hungry, I am tired, I am not so good today

School

 

Grammar

EAL Support for BBC Bitesize Activities

Grammar Activities

Vocabulary/Spellings Activities

CVC words

Vocabulary/Spellings activities

 

Topics

Animals

Calendar, Seasons and Weather

  • Days of the Week activities

  • Days of the Week song

  • Days of the Week song - activities

    Learning the days of the week is really useful for children who are getting a bit better with their English, since it gets them ready for learning about past and future tenses.

    Watch the video and practice singing along with the song.
    Translate the names of the days of the week into the child's first language so that they are familiar with the concept of the days of the week.
    Practice asking your child "what day is it today?" and getting them to reply "It's ______ today".
    - You can begin to introduce past and future once they're confident with "what day is it today" by asking "what day will it be tomorrow?". Response should be "It's ______ tomorrow"
    - You could extend this further for confident children by asking questions about what they want to eat or do, for example "What do you want for tea on Thursday?" "Would you like to go to the park on Sunday?"
    Key vocabulary and learning:
    - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
    - "What day is it today?" "It's ______ today" "What day is it?" "It's _____ today"

  • Months of the Year activities

  • 'Which Month Am I?'

  • About Weather

  • Weather and Seasons activities

  • Weather and Seasons quiz

  • quiz answers

  • Weather and Seasons crossword

  • crossword answers

Reading Comprehension

Clothes

Food

Holidays and Leisure

House

Jobs

People who help us

Reading Comprehension

My Family / People

My Family

People

Sports

Transport

Reading Comprehension

True Stories

United Kingdom Yr3 |United Kingdom Yr3 : Adobe Acrobat file (1190.2k)

United Kingdom Yr1 |United Kingdom Yr1 : Powerpoint Presentation file (24106.5k)

Comprehension

Science

Healthy Eating

Minibeasts

Rocks, Soils and Fossils

Rainforests

Yr1 Everyday Materials

Yr2 Animals and their habitats

Yr3 Plants

EAL Support for BBC Bitesize Science Activities

Lower Key Stage 2

Upper Key Stage 2​

Science & Technology

 

History

Mayans

The Romans

Ancient Egypt

Vikings

Victorians

Anglo Saxons

Edith Cavell

Florence Nightingale

Yr1 The Great Fire of London

 

Free Access to Crick Software for Schools

Many children do not currently have access to educational software at home, and this will be particularly important for learners who usually benefit from additional reading and writing support when at school.

Therefore, Crick Software would like to offer every school free access for their pupils and teachers to use on their home devices. Choose from:

If this would be of help to you or to any of the organisations that you work with, simply complete this access request form and we will be in touch with your access codes and installation instructions. Feel free to pass my email on to any of your schools or contacts.

 

Bilingual Home Reading Offer - Many languages

uk.mantralingua.com/kitabu

The Kitabu dual-language ebook Library is the world's largest interactive ebook range and growing. Every book has audio in the Home Language (eg Arabic, Polish, etc) and in English. There are videos and activities to go with this.

If families email: info@mantralingua.com

and ask to access Covid-19 Home-Reading FREE Offer

 

Translated messages explaining school closure

We have translated the following message into a number of languages for schools to use:

Dear Parents/Carers,

The schools are closing from Friday 20 March after school for foreseeable future .They will be sharing work electronically for pupils to complete at home and they will be using emails to communicate with parents. As much as possible, all pupils should establish good routines and be working on their home learning during school hours.

Please can you:

· Create a special place for school work to be carried out during the day.

· Minimise disruptions and ensure that the television is not on.

· Create set times for work, allowing breaks and set eating times which is done away from class work.

Please contact your child's school if your child is unable to complete the work.

Translated school closure letters - on Mantra Lingua