MES have now put their flashcards online with audio. Great for use on chromebooks and during the current online learning. (slight warning in that uses American english so need to be careful using some of the vocabulary for UK English speakers eg trousers – pants)
EAL Profile Nursery
For pupils who are learning English as an additional language, please use this sheet to monitor English language development. This can be used to supplement information gained from the Overviews and is very helpful to pass onto schools.
For pupils at Stage 1, please use the Teddy Talk resource.
Contact the EAL team for training in Teddy Talk or if you have a concern about a pupil. Please attach a completed Profile (above).
Some schools have developed their own ways of keeping track of their Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter sessions, but just in case you haven’t done so yet, here are some record sheets to keep track of sessions that are taking place for Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter.
Teddy Talk has a new style so have a look at the table (click on the link to go straight there) and choose a topic.
We have organised the table in a suggested order .. the first being suitable for pupils new to English and the latter ones for pupils working towards greater fluency.
There are also lots of new topics that have been added (apparently you say a sloth or a sleuth of bears so this is a sleuth of new Teddy Talks!):-
- Family – My mum, my dad and me
- Four Seasons – Un-Brella
- Minibeasts – Mad About Minibeasts
- Transport – Big Red Bus (a change from Mr Gumpy’s Transport
- People Who Help Us
- Pirates – Ten Little Pirates
- Animals and Habitats – Walking in the Jungle
- Chinese New Year – The Great Race
If you develop your own topics do let us know and we can add these too!
Here are a couple of audio files with the Hello and Goodbye songs that are used in Teddy Talk session.
Use any song, but it’s important to include names and ask how they are:
Hello, hello, how are you? Piotr, Piotr
Hello, hello, how are you? How are you today?
(Wait for a response, thumbs “I’m good” or thumbs down “I’m not good”)
Goodbye Song (to the tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
Now it’s time to say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye
Now it’s time to say goodbye, goodbye Piotr (or you could use the name of the objects going back into the bag)
Kodaly Hello Song
These songs have been slightly adapted from the songs used in Kodaly sessions. If you slap your knees and then clap your hands to the beat this is good for rhythm development too.
Kodaly Goodbye song
|Space - Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer|
5 little men
5 Little Men Words
|Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer||Numbers to 5, Space|
Thanks to Caroline from Crown for sharing these.
EAL Highland have developed some Smartboard Resources to support Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter activities. Sadly, the file type cannot be imported into the Blog so if you would like a copy of any of these please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address and which resource you would like to see and he will send it on as an attachment.
If anyone develops their own Smartboard resources then please share with Peter. Thanks.
- Elmer’s Colours
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Daily Routines