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Message from Primary

2021 started with a bang in the Primary School with our STEAM Week! Children of all ages worked together to produce amazing Superhero designs inspired by animal adaptations and wearable technology. What I enjoyed most about the week was how it showed the incredible power of collaboration: our children are at their very best when they are working together.


Integration is at the heart of our educational philosophy at the British School of Nanjing, and it was wonderful to be able to share the benefits of this approach for parents in our EAL Workshop in January. We benefit immensely from the wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds of our students, and we value the many unique experiences that pupils who have English as an Additional Language bring to our school and to our community.

EAL Workshop

In the workshop, we shared how our model of supporting children with English as an Additional Language is rooted in the most up-to-date linguistic research. Our lessons are structured to focus on using language in context and developing the vocabulary and communications skills of all of our pupils, regardless of their current level of fluency in English.

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Above is an example from Year 4's work on postcards this month. Our children start with the "Imitate" stage, in which pupils rehearse and internalise model texts with additional visual or contextual support where required. 

They then move to the "Innovate" stage in which the teacher supports the children to adapt the features of the model text to express new ideas. Additional vocabulary or writing frames support children where required.

In the final "Application" stage, children create their own compositions whilst being supported and challenged by the classroom teacher and teaching assistant so that all children can achieve new, higher standards in their independent work.

Matthew Jones

Head of Primary