English as an Additional Language (EAL) Practice at Home
Welcome to English as an additional language (EAL) practice at home for you all to work on during lock down. Each year group has its own plan with resource links. Try to do as much work at home as you would normally do in our weekly sessions in school at Chesswood.
New weekly plans will be posted here every Wednesday and you will have till the following Tuesday to complete the tasks set. On this page, you will also find knowledge organisers that may help with your school work.
Also on this page, you will find other reading and listening resources and activities for you to enjoy. We'd suggest that you choose one or two of these to do each week. Any AR quizzes you take and pass will earn you 30 house points!
We recommend that children record their work in a notebook and, if you would like you can send pictures of your completed work to Mrs Wood each week, let her know how you’re doing and if you’ve passed any AR quizzes, for extra house points!
If you have any questions please email either Mrs Johnson, EAL leader, (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Mrs Wood, EAL teaching assistant, (email@example.com) and we will reply as soon as possible.
We would like you to be able to use your school email to contact Mrs Wood, your teachers and your friends, if you are not sure how to use it then click the link below for instructions.
Don't forget to Email Mrs Wood each week and let her know how you are getting on with the work!
Click on the link below for your year group
If you have missed a week or would like to repeat it, then go to the Home learning archive page and you will find the previous weeks tasks here.
EAL Knowledge Organisers
Here you will find EAL knowledge organisers, which may help with spellings, common English words and phrases. Click on the links below to take you to the page.
Click the link below to access the AR website. If you have forgotten your log in then email either Mrs Wood or Mrs Johnson and we will help you out.
reading and listening Resources
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 e-books 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:
Amazon audible is providing free books for children to listen to during Lock down and there is a lot of choice and some of the books are even on AR, so you can do the quizzes too.
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 activity resources
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?