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Literacy Support - EAL Resources

Mantra Lingua

Mantra Lingua are trying to help households where the Home Language is not English. They have one of the largest library of dual language ebooks in the world. Currently, there are over 550 books and 38 languages. Each book is read aloud in English and your Home Language. There are folk tales, myths, stories of multi-cultural life here in the UK and reference books. Each book has a video and a set of activities to help build your child's English language skills. The library covers reading ages from 3 to 15 years, so other members of your family can also access and enjoy.



This library free of charge to all EAL households.
To access the Kitabu Dual Language Library, all you need to do is fill in the form by following the link below, and you will be sent an email with the access code for you to use. You can read the books on your computers, laptops, tablets or smart phones. This access ends on 31 August 2020.

Learning Chocolate

This is a great website to help children with English as an additional language learn new vocabulary:

Please see the information for Colourful Semantics on the Speech and Language page to help structure and expand sentences.


IDLIDL is a website many children have log ins for to help with their Reading and Spelling. Please contact Mrs Rogers is you need a reminder of these if your child has used this before. If you feel this is something that may help your child whilst working at home, please contact Mrs Rogers who can arrange for the baseline tests to be sent to you.

The Literacy Shed+ have put some activity packs on their site for free here. These involve watching a short clip and then completing activies based on these:

Oxford OwlOxford owl have included many reading books for all reading abilities in their free on line library:

Phonics Help


You Tube Video Lessons


BBC BitesizeBBC Bitesize- If you go into KS1 lessons, then down to the phonics section, there are videos to watch for each sound.


From 27th April the DFE are launching a ‘Letters and Sounds for home and school’ YouTube channel.

A new lesson will be uploaded Monday to Friday at the times below during the summer term.

*After upload, each lesson will then be available to watch throughout the summer term.

11 am* Learning to blend Phase 2 recap For children who need extra practise sounding and reading words such as ‘tap’ ‘cap’ ‘mat’ ‘pat’

10 am* Phases 3 & 4 For children who can blend and read words such as ‘fish’ ‘chat’ and ‘rain’

10:30 am* Phase 5 For children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’ ‘chair’ and ‘green’

Mr MC PhonicsHe is an inspirational teacher who delivers daily phonics lessons on his YouTube channel. He uses songs and teaches sounds in a multi sensory fun way.

Ruth Miskin Phonics on You Tube uploads daily phonics videos also.



Phonics Play is now free while school are closed and has many fun phonics games to practise. You can choose which Phase you want your child to work on. Please see attached poster with what sound correlates with which stage.



Alphablocks is available on YouTube and is a fun programme to learn about segmenting and blending of sounds.