Click one of the buttons below for a leaflet on how to help your child become bilingual. The leaflat has been translated into 19 different languages.
games and activities
While some of these activities encourage the practising and using of English, it is important to emphasise that using your first language should still continue.
Welcome laukiamas ਸੁਆਗਤ ਹੈ i mirëpritur vítejte willkommen добро пожаловать Kaabo bienvenida
স্বাগত soo dhaweyn powitanie bun venit ترحيب bienvenue स्वागत bem-vindo benvenuto dobrodošli
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Welcome to our EAL page! Here you will find ideas and resources to support your child as they learn English. English as an Additional Language is a valuable asset to your child's education. Here at Thameside Primary School, we recognise bilingualism as a strength and celebrate the rich diversity that different cultures bring to our community.
The school has a dedicated and well equipped EAL room, with two full time Learning Support Assistants. Children who are identified as needing extra support are helped in a number of ways. They can be given extra support in class to help them access the National Curriculum and they can also be part of a withdrawal group to focus on developing English language skills.
The EAL room is open every lunchtime and is a popular place to go and practice English on the computer or by playing games with friends.
Can you help?
The school is continuing to build strong links with the community and as a result we have a few bilingual parents who volunteer to work with the children who are still learning English. If you think you could help in this way, we would be delighted to hear from you. Similarly, if you could help translate learning materials or school letters this will also be very much appreciated.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Click the button below for resources in our top 6 most common languages!