At Henry Green, the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children are valued. We encourage and support all our children to achieve the highest possible standards. We do this through taking account of each child’s life experiences and needs.
Children who are learning English as an additional language have skills and knowledge about language similar to monolingual English-speaking children. As a school, we are learning to recognise and understand the difference between communication skills and language proficiency for all children. For example, a child’s ability to participate in the full curriculum may be in advance of their ability to communicate in English.
All children in our school follow the curricular requirements of the EYFS and the National Curriculum. Children with English as an additional language do not produce separate work.
In EYFS we plan opportunities for children to develop their English, and we provide support to help them take part in activities as needed.
The EYFS stage helps children learning English as an additional language by:
On a termly basis, the children are assessed in reading, writing, speaking and listening using a scale ranging from ‘pre step’ to level one by the class teacher. Any children who require further intervention are identified and referred to the EAL team.
Children who are admitted mid phase do undertake an EAL assessment if the teacher/school’s admission team feel it is necessary. Further support if required is identified and planned for by the EAL team.
A breakdown of the top 10 languages spoken at Henry Green
Language of the Month
At Henry Green Primary School we have a number of children whose first language is not English. Each month we introduce a new language that is spoken by children in our School. We believe it will give children the opportunity to show respect for each other’s languages and cultures and it will also give us all the opportunity to broaden our skills! The children have been having fun learning new key words and phrases in different languages from around the world.
The language of the month is: Punjabi