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King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

EAL

Arabic           Bengali           Chinese            Hindi           Bengali           Slovak           Romanian           Portuguese           Lithuanian           Polish           Turkish           Italian           Hungarian           Greek

Marhaba      Namaskar       Nǐ hǎo              Namaste     Namaskar       Ahoj             Bună ziua             Olá                          Sveiki                    Cześć            Merhaba        Salve            Yasou                    Jo napot

          

EAL

English as an Additional Language

The Context of the School

The school has a proportion of pupils who come from a minority ethnic background and the number of students who speak English as an additional language is above average. We have 31 languages spoken in school. The three main languages are Polish, Bengali, and Turkish. Our children are either born in the UK or new arrivals. A proportion of these children are literate in their home language while some are not. Some children have experienced formal education before arriving at the school although a number of them have not.

The Ofsted report (22nd January 19) mentions:

“Pupils who speak English as an additional language acquire spoken and written English language quickly and make similar progress to other pupils in the school”.

 

Our school celebrates the different languages our children speak in our classes and celebrates the countries they come from.

The All About Me’ theme: Children learn to know each other, their likes, dislikes, what they like doing at school and at home, favourite foods, favourite colours, etc.

Here are some of the celebrations we celebrate in our school

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Celebrating Easter

Parents came in and explained to the children how they celebrate their festival (Eid). The children dressed up in their Eid clothes and took part in some activities.

Here are some resources and activities you support with your children’s learning:

 

General support from the British Council for learning English for primary-school children:

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/

Phonic games

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Reading activities for primary and pre School

https://www.roythezebra.com/

ESL Lesson Plans, Materials & Activities

http://www.esl-galaxy.com/

A translation tool. Immediate translation of words and phrases into many different languages.

https://translate.google.com/

Arabic           Bengali           Chinese            Hindi           Bengali           Slovak           Romanian           Portuguese           Lithuanian           Polish           Turkish           Italian           Hungarian           Greek

Marhaba      Namaskar       Nǐ hǎo              Namaste     Namaskar       Ahoj             Bună ziua             Olá                          Sveiki                    Cześć            Merhaba        Salve            Yasou                    Jo napot