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English as an Additional Language (EAL) at the Early Years and Infant Campus

The EAL department provides a specialist English language service for specific students. This support enables children to fully access the curriculum and wider school life at BIS. The programme combines small group / 1-1 withdrawals with in-class support. The teaching follows the school English curriculum and is tailored to the language needs of each child, to boost their English progress. Here are some examples of our recent activities.

  • EAL F3a
  • EAL F3c
  • EAL F3b

Our F3 EAL students have been developing their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. In our Talk4writing book Mr Gumpy’s Outing we explored new vocabulary, labelled the characters and practised sequencing and retelling the story. Next week we’ll visit a local river to look for boats like Mr Gumpy’s! The students also created role plays for our Doctors topic, taking it in turns to be the doctor and the patient with some excellent acting skills! In Maths, we’ve been using numbers 11-20 and making number sentences with plus, minus and equals. It’s been fantastic seeing our students grow in confidence across all four skills areas. 

  • EAL Y1a
  • EAL Y1b
  • EAL Y1c

Year 1 EAL students have been working hard recently reading information texts, doing some research and learning all about hedgehogs and owls. Chocolate the Hedgehog even came to visit! They have learnt to tell fact from fiction and are able to ask meaningful questions in order to find the facts they need. The children have learnt how to gather information and to put it together to make an informative fact file. The children have also been working on remembering to use appropriate sentence starters, capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

  • EAL Y2a
  • EAL Y2b
  • EAL Y2c

In Year 2, EAL students have been exploring a range of activities and skills development. We’ve been focusing on the Talk4Writing unit of Twisted Fairytales, where children have learnt and innovated the story map of The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig. It’s been wonderful to see their writing ability develop with the support that this learning strategy offers. Come and find our EAL display on floor 2 to see the stories created by the very talented authors of Y2 EAL!

Don’t forget to look at Seesaw for weekly updates showcasing what all our children have been learning each week and charting their progress. For more resources to help at home please visit the EAL blog:

Mr Chris Rolls, EAL Leader

At the British International School we offer some support to those children for whom English is not their first language.


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