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Chesswood Junior School

EAL (English as an Additional Language) Support at Home

On this page, you can find lots of great ideas for ways to practise your English and support your home learning!

In school, children who speak another language at home generally work in small groups for 30 mins 2-3 times a week.  During this period of home learning, we would really like you to keep up with your English lessons!  As well as the weekly tasks in your EAL workbooks, which Mrs Wood has sent you, we would also like you to have a go at some of the fun games and activities below.  This way, you can keep improving your English listening, speaking and reading - which will also help with the rest of your Daily Learning!


These are great resources where you can listen to a story being read aloud in English.  World Stories also has stories in other languages. 

Try to listen to at least one story a day!

If you're a fan of David Walliams, you can listen to chapters from his books being read online for free here:

This is a great website with ebooks that you can read or listen to, plus practical reading & maths activities:

This website has stories you can listen to and lots of ideas for games and activities you can do at home:

If you click here, there are lots more ideas of places you can go online to find fun activities with children's writers and illustrators:


games and activities

These websites all have a wide range of games and activities - some of which we use during our English lessons at school.  They are all easy to use - with simple instructions. Pick one or two of the games or activities to complete a week.   There are also printable worksheets (if you can print out at home), which you can complete as well if you like!     



This is a link to video lessons to help improve your listening and vocabulary (word) skills.  Choose a topic you would like to learn more about - can you learn some new words?