Gloucester Road Primary School

Gloucester Road
Nursery & Primary School

EAL (English as an Additional Language)

Welcome to the EAL department!

Led by Mrs Kerr-Wilson

Note from Mrs Kerr-Wilson

Hello all Multilingual speakers! I am very sad that school has to be closed at the moment and will miss you all. While you are at home, make sure you do lots of reading in both your home language and in English. 

If you are looking for ways to improve your English, there are lots of games and activities here: British Council LearnEnglish Kids

EAL Hub have a great website for home learning. There are lots of activities and resources for you to improve your vocabulary, reading comprehension and grammar.

There are also some fun English language games here: ESL games plus

If you are interested in learning some words in a different language, check out this great website from Newbury Park primary school.

Wow English TV has got stories and songs for learning English too.

Take care of yourselves and your families and I look forward to seeing you very soon. Mrs Kerr-Wilson

Information about the department

In the EAL department, we support children in developing the English language skills they need for learning. We work with children from Nursery up to Year 6, supporting their vocabulary and grammar acquisition in fun, creative and interactive ways.

Lessons include storytelling, film-making, flashcard games, grammar activities, sentence writing and comprehension work. Parents can support their children by reading with them in their first language. We also have regular story sessions in school in the children's first language.

We would like to welcome you to our school in a few of the languages we can speak.

Vocabulary Matching Game

The children in the EAL group interviewed each other about the importance their languages play in their lives. Some children have only been speaking English for a couple of weeks, while others are growing in confidence at expressing themselves multilingually.