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​​This branch gives guidance on working with pupils new to English, downloadable teaching materials, and specialist information on Refugee and Asylum Seekers.

Documents created before September 2011 will refer to EMAS or ACTES. Services have been reorganised and addresses will have changed. Contact your local authority for details of their support services.

 

 Teaching Materials documents

  • 2D Shapes Board Game Stage 1 (English)This game is for pupils new to English. It is designed to help them learn the names for 2D shapes and properties e.g. square, rectangle, circle, semi-circle, and triangle. It will also reinforce language for colours, size and numbers from 1-40.
  • 2D Shapes Board Game Stage 1 (Polish)This game is for pupils new to English. It is designed to help them learn the names for 2D shapes and properties e.g. square, rectangle, circle, semi-circle, and triangle. Translated into Polish. See English version of the game.
  • 2D Shapes Board Game Stage 2 (English)This game is for pupils new to English. It is designed to help them learn the names for 2D shapes and properties e.g. oval, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon and octagon. It will also reinforce language for colours, size and numbers from 1-40.
  • 2D Shapes Board Game Stage 2 (Polish)This game is for pupils new to English. It is designed to help them learn the names for 2D shapes and properties e.g. oval, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon and octagon. Translated into Polish. See English version of the game.
  • Alphabet Frieze 2015An alphabet frieze that reflects diversity, it can be adapted to reflect the diversity of any class or school
  • BANES EAL Secondary New Arrivals ProgrammeA programme to support newly arrived students at the early stages of learning English. Schools can adapt the programme to meet their students’ particular circumstances. Developed by Kick Start Enterpise
  • BaNES New Arrivals Programme for Primary SchoolsA programme to support newly arrived pupils at the early stages of learning English. Schools can adapt to meet their particular circumstances.
  • Catalogues and Publisher 2015A list of providers to support inclusion and cultural diversity in schools across key stages.
  • Clothes and Weather Game (English)A board game for teaching vocabulary relating to clothes and the weather. 9 different weather symbol cards and 27 variety of clothes picture cards reflecting the type of clothes worn in our multi-ethnic Britain.
  • Clothes and Weather Game (Polish)A board game for teaching vocabulary relating to clothes and the weather. 9 different weather symbol cards and 27 variety of clothes picture cards reflecting the type of clothes worn in our multi-ethnic Britain. See English version of the game.
  • Everyday Objects in School Happy Families Teaching Notes (English)This game is for pupils new to English to familiarise them with some of the language that they will need to use in school.
  • Everyday Objects in School Matching Pairs (English)This game is for pupils new to English to familiarise them with some of the language that they will need to use in school. This Matching Pairs game will teach pupils how to match the same objects according to the same colour.
  • Everyday Objects in School Matching Pairs (Polish)This game is for pupils new to English to familiarise them with some of the language that they will need. This Matching Pairs game will teach pupils how to match the same objects according to the same colour. Translated into Polish. See English version.
  • Food PhotographsPhotographs of foods from different cultures
  • Going to School Board Game (Chinese)The Going to School Board Game is for pupils new to English to familiarise them with some of the language that they will need to use at school. Translation in Chinese. See English version of the game.
  • Going to School Board Game (English)The Going to School Board Game is for pupils new to English to familiarize them with some of the language that they will need to use at school.
  • Going to School Board Game (Polish)The Going to School Board Game is for pupils new to English to familiarise them with some of the language that they will need to use at school. Translation in Polish. See English version of the game.
  • Going to School Board Game (Somali)The Going to School Board Game is for pupils new to English to familiarise them with some of the language that they will need to use at school. Translation in Somali. See English version of the game.
  • More Words in School (English)Classification Activity. These materials can be used for many activities to support pupils who are developing their English skills (classroom equipment, school furniture, school fittings, clothes, colours and patterns).
  • More Words in School (Polish)Classification Activity. These materials can be used for many activities to support pupils who are developing their English skills. Translated in Polish. See English version of the game.`
  • Number Lotto 0-10 (Polish)Polish translation of the number lotto
  • Number Lotto 0-10 game with teaching notesGame for pupils new to EAL to learn and recognise numbers from 0-10 and the colours red, blue, green and yellow. Objective of the game - pupils to identify numbers and colours in sequence and randomly.
  • Number Lotto 0-100 (Polish)Polish translation of the lotto game 0-100
  • Number Lotto 0-100 game with teaching notesGame for pupils new to EAL to learn and recognise numbers from 1-100 and the colours pink, black, brown and purple. Objective of game - pupils to identify numbers and colours in sequence and randomly.
  • Number Lotto 10-20 (Polish)Polish translation of the lotto game
  • Number Lotto 10-20 game with teaching notesGame for pupils new to EAL to learn and recognise numbers from 10-20 and the colours black, orange, pink and grey. Objective of the game - pupils identify numbers in sequence and randomly and recognise the colours.
  • Numbers Happy Families 0-10Game for pupils new to EASL to teach symbols and names of numbers 0 to 10, and the colours brown, pink, grey and orange. Object of game - collect families of a number that are the same e.g. 4 zeros ( a brown 0, a pink 0, a grey 0 and an orange 0)
  • Numbers Happy Families 10-100Game for pupils new to EAL to teach symbols and names of numbers 10 to 100, and the colours purple, white, yellow and black. Object of game - collect familes of a number that are the same e.g. 4 30s (purple 30, white 30, yellow 30, black 30)
  • Numbers Happy Families 10-20Game for pupils new to EAL to teach symbols and names of the numbers 10 to 20, and the colours blue, orange, green and red. Object of game - collect families of a number that are the same e.g. 4 twelves (a blue 12, an orange 12, a green 12, a red 12)
  • Numbers Matching Pairs 0-10 (English)This game is for pupils new to English to teach them the symbols and the names of the numbers from 0 to 10, also the colours brown, pink, grey and orange.
  • Numbers Matching Pairs 0-10 (Polish)This game is for pupils new to English to teach them the symbols and the names of the numbers from 0 to 10, also the colours brown, pink, grey and orange. Translation into Polish. See English version of the game.
  • Numbers Matching Pairs 10-100 (English)This game is for pupils new to English to teach them the symbols and the names of the numbers from 10-100, also the colours purple, white, yellow and black.
  • Numbers Matching Pairs 10-100 (Polish)This game is for pupils new to English to teach them the symbols and the names of the numbers from 10-100, also the colours purple, white, yellow and black. Translation into Polish. See English version of the game.
  • Numbers Matching Pairs 10-20 (English)This game is for pupils new to English to teach them the symbols and names of the numbers from 10 to 20, also the colours brown, pink, grey and orange.
  • Numbers Matching Pairs 10-20 (Polish)This game is for pupils new to English to teach them the symbols and names of the numbers from 10 to 20, also the colours brown, pink, grey and orange. Translated into Polish. See English version of the game.
  • Playground Fans (English)These fans are for pupils who are new to English to support them during playtimes. They are designed to help pupils communicate basic needs and problems that might arise during playtime and lunchtime. The fans may also be used in the classroom.
  • Playground Fans (Polish)These fans are for pupils who are new to English to support them during playtimes. They are designed to help pupils communicate basic needs and problems that might arise during playtime and lunchtime. The fans may also be used in the classroom. Translated into Polish. See English version of the game.
  • Pushes and Pulls PhotographsA science resource that can also be used to teach verbs to newly-arrived children.
  • Variation - Humans photosPhotos illustrating variation in humans from diverse backgrounds
  • Verbs Around School Picture Dominoes (English)This game is for pupils whoa re developing their English skills. It explores the use of verbs and will consolidate every day school language.
  • Verbs Around School Picture Dominoes (Polish)This game is for pupils who are developing their English skills. It explores the use of verbs and will consolidate every day school language. Translated into Polish. See English version of the game.
  • Verbs Around School Picture Dominoes (Somali)This game is for pupils who are developing their English skills. It explores the use of verbs and will consolidate every day school language. Translated into Somali. See English version of the game.
  • Visuals to aid communication for students new to EnglishVisuals to help secondary school pupils communicate with the school office/reception or medical room. Created by Kick Start Enterprise and St Gregory’s Secondary School, Bath
  • Visuals to aid communication for students new to EnglishVisuals to help secondary school pupils communicate with the school office/reception or medical room. Created by Kick Start Enterprise and St Gregory's Secondary School, Bath.

 

  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
Bristish Council Learn English - Kidshttps://www.sgsts.org.uk/SiteCollectionImages/BritishCouncilSchoolsOnline.png
For young children to learn English through free online games, songs, stories and activities.
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/New tab
British Council Learn English - Teenagershttps://www.sgsts.org.uk/SiteCollectionImages/BritishCouncilSchoolsOnline.png
Free games, videos, images online activities for teengers to learn English.
http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/New tab
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Site created by several LAs for EAL and BME attainment, with resources across the whole curriculum and all phases, include resources promoting race equality, challenging racism, Global perspectives and multilingual resources, acts as a portal with link to many other useful websites
http://www.emaonline.org.uk/ema/New tab
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A CD ROM with more that 250 flexible activities for teaching English
Racing to English updates - includes free sample resources
http://www.racingtoenglish.moonfruit.com/#/contents-of-racing-to-english/4577177225New tab

 

  
Description and link
Beginners in English as an Additional Language

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/beginners/programmes.htm
Developed by the Slough RARA to assist schools in supporting pupils who are new to English

Bracknell Forest Inclusion Website

An EAL and diversity websites with resources for pupils in many languages: Chinese, Czech, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Thai
http://www.bfinclusion.org.uk/

Bristol Black Archives Partnership

 http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/leisure-and-culture/bristol-black-archives-partnership
The Bristol Black Archives Partnership (BBAP) protects and promotes the history of African-Caribbean people in Bristol.

Collaborative Learning Project

http://www.collaborativelearning.org 
A highly recommend website, collaborative group work is an excellent way to support pupils with EAL, there are numerous resources across all phases and across the curriculum

Gordon Ward
Simple activities to use with newly arrived bilingual pupils.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gordon.ward2000/listfiles.htm
iRespect
http://www.irespect.net/index.htm
 Gloucestershire Race Equality and Diversity Service - Promoting Positive Tolerance And Active Citizenship - includes resources in Polish
Making New Arrivals Feel Welcome
Mantra Lingua resources to make new arrivals feel welcome and to help the understand the education system, incuding a Welcome Booklet CD ROM
Mama Lisa's World
A collection of children's songs and nursery rhymes from around the world. Whatever the culture a child belongs to, whatever the flag he or she lives under, this is the place to find the lyrics to kids songs, in English and in the original languages! Some songs include MP3's and Midi music.
Maths Dictionary for Kids
http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com
An animated, interactive online maths dictionary for students which explain over 600 common mathematical terms and maths words in simple language.
Maths Vocabulary Translated into 26 languages
Key Maths terms in:  Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese simplified and traditional, Czech, Dutch, French, Hatian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tibetan, Ukranian, Urdu.
Milton Keynes
LA Ethnic Minority Achievement and Support Service, includes bilingual resources, resources for working with GRT pupils, key visuals, new arrivals resources and advice
Portsmouth Ethnic Minority Achievement Service
http://emas.lea.portsmouth.sch.uk/home/new-arrivals-specific-needs​​         Has a range of useful resources including multilingual story planning sheets, multilingual school signs for greetings, school equipment and school subject signs
The Treasure Box

http://www.the-treasure-box.co.uk/Pages/FreeResources.aspx
Includes a collection of commonly used words and phrases in a variety of languages, Islamic craft activity booklets, language jigsaw puzzles and AfL resources.

Distributor of Multicultural Toys, Games and Books
EAL Primary Starter Pack

​Resources for supporting New Arrivals including fans for daily activities, everyday school vocabulary, literacy development and images for creating visual timetables.

http://www.wiganschoolsonline.net/inclusion/emas/docs/eal/Primary%20starter%20pack.pdf

 

EAL Resources and Advice from the British Council

​EAL Nexus has free teacher resources for primary and secondary scools, also has information for learners and parents https://eal.britishcouncil.org/free-resources-teachers