New resources added last month include…

UK Flag Colouring mat for Geography or Art – Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Catalan, Chinese, Corsican, Chechen, Cornish, Czech, English still more to come.


Colour me in UK flag.

Colour me in UK flag.

Thank You cards – Latvian, Lithuanian, Lojban, Luganda, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Manx, Mauritian Creole, Navajo, Ndbele, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Occitan, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Romanian, Rapanui, Russsian, Samoan, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindarin, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorbian, Spanish, Sranan, Stellingwharfs, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrynia, Tok Pisin, Tongan, Tswana, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Valencian, Venetian, Vietnamese, Voro, Walloon, Welsh, Xhosa, Xitsonga, Yappese, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zazaki and Zulu that’s 137 different languages in total.
Mothers Day Card – colour in yourself for either Art, PSHE or Early Years in Albanian, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, Filipino, German Italian, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Welsh, Polish.
Parts of a plant 5 page Assessment and worksheets for Science in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Czech, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Italian and more to come. Good for differentiation.
Easter Card and Teacher Information to support Art and RE in Arabic, Armenian, Aromanian, Bengali, Basque, Belarusian, Bikol with more to come.

Just to mention a few.  P.S. when in the library – Don’t forget to go to the bottom and scroll along to see more pages or double click on blue outside box to expand. Also it is sorted alphabetically starting with capital A , and then again further along with lower case a.


Education Members Upload Update – February 2013


This month we have uploaded over 150 NEW resources.  These include:

Fire Triangle - Russian/English

Fire Triangle – Russian/English

Like our Facebook page to see the same resource in Bengali.

These fire triangles can be used in Science lessons or to explain about fire hazards in Design Technology, STEM or Engineering lessons. These have been uploaded as bilingual resources in the resource library. You can find these by either choosing By Subject, then Science or Design Technology or by Language and choose from any of these languages Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Nepali, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu then find the file names fire triangle.

Uploaded to the teachers part of the vault is the monthly e-zine and an EAL exemplar policy for you to use as a starting base and then personalise for your school.  Also re-uploaded are the parents guide telling parents about the  Early Years Curriculum in Gujarati.

Additional languages have been uploaded to the resources;

For Literacy and poetry support – sheets entitled

Literacy through storyboards, Acrostic poem, Alliteration, Ballad, metaphor, noun, past present, future timeline which is also good for history, shapes posters

Numeracy support sheets – sheets entitled

Addition Numeracy Sheets, 2D name shapes poster


Colours topic front cover and internal pages, flag colouring sheets

Design Technology

tool recognition sheets and posters


Body systems, hand, head, skeleton, small intestine

and finally a full set of cards that can be used to play many games. This months is all about animals that live in ponds.

Animals that live in ponds Malay/English

Animals that live in ponds Malay/English

These are available  in Albanian, Bengali, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Nepali, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu.

Find the file named Cards – Animals that live in ponds.






Why using games are good for developing linguistic literacy?


Developing resources for children means working towards their attention span and ability levels this often means creating resources that are one hit visually appealing with the information required. For example if I were to want to learn the numbers 1-10 in Welsh the simplest way would be to practice counting, but this often gives you  a  linear view of numbers. This means that as a learner I know that 5 comes before 6 so 6 must follow 5, but if you threw the number 8 at me if I hadn’t gone from 7 then I could end up stumped.


If we were to develop this further into a game of snap and I played against a welsh speaker as the numbers went down they would say what was on the card, I would hear this and I would know what it sounded like, consequently, I would learn very quickly what the number represented or I would lose my cards. This is an non- linear method of teaching number progression its fast, efficient and fun, and the majority of learners don’t even know they have done it. This works with numbers really well but if I wanted to learn animals then perhaps a game of pairs would be better.  The secret of the learning part of the game is to make sure that both parties verbalise what they are seeing. The same cards could then be used to develop a game with  flash cards or clock solitaire.

Within the resource library is a series of cards that cover the basic words needed to have a good understanding of curriculum areas such as maths  and science and can be used in 100 different ways.

The cards and activities are good all round learning and assessment tools as well as having the added ability of  being sent home for parents to play as well as being ideal games for wet playtimes.

See our Facebook page for todays free resource of  animals that live in ponds.  I especially chose Malay as un-translated the one words says IKAN EMAS and supporting learners is what we all Kan do. Which animal is it?  Clue we all know that EMAS means gold as we always talk about the Golden Welcome as we want to give everyone a golden welcome.