Useful Links

Useful Links

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English an Additional Language (EAL)

Here at Squirrels Heath Junior School, we are extremely proud of the immense cultural background brought by our students, parents and staff. Over 27 different languages are spoken throughout the school and we know that only by working together will we achieve our full potential!

Resources used in school The Learning Village

Blended learning EAL programme providing targeted learning for 6-14 year-old English language learners in schools where English is the language of instruction. All EAL children have a login to use at home or school.

Websites with free online books, videos and games


  1. Tips on reading at home in different languages -BookTrust: Reading with your child aged 4-6 years | BookTrust

  2. The Bell Foundation offers a guide for parents of students who use English as an additional language -

  3. Grammar and spag activities -

  4. A website with activities for children to support the learning of English( games, animated stories, songs) -

  5. An excellent site with dual language traditional tales and short stories from around the world. The stories can be read and listened to online, or downloaded. -

  6. Online books for children in many languages. -

  7. Bilingual fairy tales for children (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German) -


Amazing online dictionaries for children

  1. A basic dictionary that helps children to associate words and pictures. - Online Picture Dictionary (

  2. An online Thesaurus for children, structured into different areas. -

  3. A fantastic online dictionary that comprises a variety of languages, as well as pictures for words. -

  4. An online dictionary with pictures, that focuses on Maths concepts -