EAL: Blog items

Hot and cold

Date: 12th Jan 2022 @ 8:50am

Y2 have been learning the language of temperature, and then looking at cold habitats. We have learnt the names of some animals that live in the Artic.

Happy New Year and welcome back!

Date: 4th Jan 2022 @ 11:17am

Wishing all our families a very happy start to 2022 ! We are looking forward to welcoming you back tomorrow for the start of our new term.


Well done !

Date: 16th Dec 2021 @ 10:58am

We are finishing off the week with some exciting games - practising everything we have learnt over the past term. What a lot we have covered !

Everyone has worked so hard and made so much progress! Well done!

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday,

Mrs Harriott


New phonemes

Date: 8th Dec 2021 @ 4:08pm

Each week , we learn some new phonemes because many of us are having to learn a completely new alphabet and sound system. This week,KS2 have looked at different ways of writing the sound u . How many ways can you think of?


Checking our skills!

Date: 1st Dec 2021 @ 5:10pm

We have been checking our basic skills this week to make sure we can recall  them  whenever we need to.

Here we are looking at ordering numbers and reading common exception words. 

The language of time

Date: 23rd Nov 2021 @ 10:44am

We have been looking at the language of time this week. We are learning to tell the time, order the months of the year and use other words which tell us more about when something happens such as before and after. Great work team!




Subject verb agreement fun!

Date: 17th Nov 2021 @ 8:19am

We have been practising the tricky skill of making the verb agree with the subject of our sentences by playing games. We used all of our teamwork skills to choose the corrrect from of the verb.


Date: 9th Nov 2021 @ 2:04pm

We have been looking at breaking up words into syllables to help us say, read and write words. Can you decide if we have sorted the pictures correctly? 

In, on or under ?

Date: 3rd Nov 2021 @ 10:23am

We've been having lots of fun this week using the prepositions in, on and under! Can you guess which preposition we are showing you in the photos?

Sentence order

Date: 20th Oct 2021 @ 1:18pm

We have been looking at the order of words in English sentences this week. It can be so tricky, so we colour coded the subject, verb and object in each sentence to help us.

Great work everyone !

We have been generating our own success criteria.

Date: 14th Oct 2021 @ 10:41am

We have been generating our own success criteria for  so we know what makes a great piece of writing.

Teamwork skills!

Date: 7th Oct 2021 @ 2:04pm

We have been using our language skills to work together in a team. We had to use eye contact,  ask questions and tell each other our ideas. Great teamwork skills team!


Farm animals

Date: 30th Sep 2021 @ 10:51am

As part of our new arrivals programme, we have been looking at the language of animals.

English sound system

Date: 22nd Sep 2021 @ 10:52am

We have been looking at English phonemes this week . We have found lots of different ways to practise the new sounds we have learnt!

Welcome back!

Date: 9th Sep 2021 @ 2:42pm

Welcome back to all our families. We hope you have had a relaxing holiday.

We have already been busy learning new language and having fun as we practise it ! 

Summer holidays!

Date: 21st Jul 2021 @ 2:07pm

We have come to the end of a very eventful year and we hope you and your family have a relaxing and safe summer holiday. 

We are sad to be saying good bye to Mrs Glover who will be leaving us this summer. We wish her all the very best for her next venture and will miss her in the EAL department. 

Happy holidays! 

See you in September.

Toro Toro!

Date: 15th Jul 2021 @ 8:42am

In Y5 , we have been looking at the language of bull fighting as part of the Connected Curriculum and English work on Spain. We have used graphic organisers to structure our sentences.

African animals

Date: 8th Jul 2021 @ 2:27pm

Year One have been learning all about about Kenya so this week they have had fun naming all the African animals as well as telling me what colours they all are.


Looking back

Date: 30th Jun 2021 @ 10:02am

This week, we have been assessing  our skills and knowledge to see how much we have learnt this year and what we need to learn next. It has been great to see how much progress we have made. It has been hard work, but we've also had lots of fun too!

Here's a look back at some of the fun we've had over the year :

When or where?

Date: 24th Jun 2021 @ 3:49pm

This week Year 2 have looked at adverbials for when and where. At first they found it tricky to tell which was which but jumping on our handy stepping stones helped us to decide!

Learning new skills.

Date: 17th Jun 2021 @ 10:55am

We learn a new skill every week in our EAL lessons. Here are some photos of us practising our new skills this week: 

Units of measurement

Date: 10th Jun 2021 @ 2:37pm

Year 2 have been learning about units of measurement this week and finished off with this fun matching game. They did well!

Learning our phonemes.

Date: 26th May 2021 @ 3:27pm

We have been working hard to learn all the English phonemes we need to read and spell . Some of them have three letters for just one sound! It's tricky learning them, but we keep practising - and we love a challenge!

Well done everyone. 

Word class

Date: 19th May 2021 @ 3:34pm

Year 5 have been learning all about different word class this week. We have concentrated especially on nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs and have enjoyed showing what we know by jumping on stepping stones!

Check back soon for a picture of our stepping stones...

Looking at sounds

Date: 11th May 2021 @ 2:22pm

We have been practising all of the phonemes we know so that we can remember them quickly when we need to  use them in our reading and writing. 


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