Gloucester Road Primary School

EAL (English as an Additional Language)

Welcome to the EAL department!

Led by Mrs Kerr-Wilson



In the EAL department we support children in developing the English language skills they need for learning. We work with children from Reception 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.