Cippenham School is a culturally diverse school. We are proud of the many languages spoken at home among our students who come from different ethnic backgrounds.
As a support to our pupils whose English is not their first language, we would like to share some resources to develop this skill and enable better access to the remote learning.
- This simple vocabulary building website will develop knowledge of nouns in many basic categories http://www.letshavefunwithenglish.com/vocabulary.html
- To develop reading in English, these phase 1 & 2 phonics videos will help to decode the words. The first video is on basic alphabet phonic sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2frjzrC5Jg Once the child knows these sounds they move on to watching videos using Phase 1 to phase 5 sounds. For example this one is a phase 2 phonics lesson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh_yMcuIriU
Below we have added links to some bi-lingual picture and story books . These are great as they have an English translation alongside to help you learn.
We have also found a few dual language 'Common Phrases' booklets that are a good place to start learning English. We have covered as many langauges as we can spoken by our children.