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Online Flashcards with audio

In Teddy Talk, Big Bear Banter and the induction packs for P4-7 and Secondary we have all used flashcards to learn new vocabulary.

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)

https://www.mes-english.com/flashcards/flashcards-online.php

EAL Profile for nursery

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).

Hello and Goodbye Songs

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 Song

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

 

Smartboard Resources

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 peter.fenton@highland.gov.uk 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.

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