"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." - Frank Smith –
Westover Green is a multicultural school. 25% of our pupils (99) come from different countries and heritages from around the globe. We promote and celebrate diversity and recognise the positive impact another language can have on a child’s learning and school community.
We are fortunate to have the EAL base in Maple class where students, for whom English is an additional language, get extra tuition in small groups. These sessions enable children to familiarise themselves with subject specific vocabulary and benefit from pre-teaching interventions.
We foster strong supportive links with parents who are always welcome in the EAL classroom for a quick chat or a formal meeting.
We strongly believe that children should continue to use and develop their native language alongside English. We, EAL staff, are bilingual, and it is a SUPERPOWER because the more languages you know, the more open and adaptable to the world and its diversity you are.
Support for multilingual learners in our school
!!!!! Please see below the links which will help you and your children learn English better !!!!
1. For our young learners: https://www.esl-lounge.com/student/first-words.php - follow the link to LEARN or IMPROVE your English. You can see a picture, look at the word and hear it, you can also practice your grammar or watch interesting videos.
2. https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/ - very good website with interesting games and activities for everyone. No need to register. You can choose your level and kind of activity – and have fun! I loved the “Telling time” activity BUT my poor cat fell off the bridge SO MANY times! :) Give it a try and let me know how you did it!
3. British Council offer lots of activities to improve your English skills. Follow the link http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/category/topics/animals and have fun.
4. For comprehension (understanding of the text) - https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/reading-practice. There are 3 levels with interesting texts, vocabulary activities and interactive quizzes.
Support for parents - information in different languages
Guidance for parents of students who use English as an Additional Language - HOW TO HELP YOUR CHIILD
About the English Education System: Guidance for parents of children who use English as an Additional Language
Westover Green school guidance and policies how to support your child at home
|EAL Provision in Westover Green School||Home learning with your child|
The European Day of Languages
Pre Covid Westover Green School celebrated the European Day of Languages. We did many class activities to introduce children to the notion of Europe, and the countries and languages of the continent.
St this point there are 17 languages spoken in our school and it was fantastic to be able to highlight what we can learn from bilingual and polylingual children and adults within our school. The highlight of the day was the whole school assembly where EAL children demonstrated their talents and shared songs, dances, language and culture of their country with us all.
Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!
If you want to find out more about Xmas traditions and celebrations around the world, click here
Celebrating the values of inter cultural friendship with Pete the Poet