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English as an Additional Language
Red Oaks Primary SchoolIntroduction

At Red Oaks we recognise bilingualism as a huge strength and celebrate the rich diversity that different cultures bring to our community.

On this page you will find ideas to support your child with their English at home.

If you have any questions, Mrs Jacques is Red Oaks EAL lead and is available to answer your queries or support you on

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Useful websites
British council
Google translate
English for kids

In school we have books in duel languages to support your child’s English. You may wish to buy some at home too.
OUP First Words
Books for Bugs
Language Lizard
Parents role at home:
  • Listen to audio books in English and discuss with your child - there are some available on our school website and Story LIne
  • Songs like Head, shoulder, knees and toes - to learn repetitive language
  • Duel language books
  • Flashcards
  • Watch good quality English TV programmes BBC and CBBC (subtitles included)
  • Keep in touch on class Dojo - here is a link to translate class Dojo into different languages

We hope you find our site informative and interesting and welcome feedback at any time. If you would like to visit the school please do not hesitate to contact the school office any time. If you require paper copies of any information on our website, please ask at the office.

Red Oaks Primary School, Redhouse Way, North Swindon Learning Campus, Swindon SN25 2AN
Tel: 01793 493920 Email:

Red Oaks is strongly committed to protecting and safeguarding children and expects all staff and volunteers to embrace this commitment.

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