Parents are reminded that children should be supervised when accessing the internet, in order to ensure they are safe when online. Read more about our          e-safety advice here

recommended websites

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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.

  • Picture noughts and crosses (free, printable resources can be found online).
  • Bingo!
  • Songs - (Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes) look on Youtube or borrow CDs from the Library.
  • Healthy eating - cooking.
  • Flash cards (matching pictures to words).
  • Books - dual-language books are available to borrow at the school or local library.
  • Websites - Try 'Treasure Island' for lots of ideas and advice. Also see our website links at the bottom of the page. 
  • Talk about homework in your home language.
  • Day trips - a visit to a park, the zoo, or museum will open up a whole new worlds for your child.
  • Watch TV! Good quality TV programmes in English can be found on channels BBC1 and CBBC.
  • ​Online games - see our website suggestions below!


Ideas to develop language

english as an additional language (eal)


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!


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