This plan is an 11 page document which is an IEP, or long term yearly plan, for pupils who receive EAL support at A1 (Breakthrough) level. When planning for a group of children with EAL at the A1 level, the same basic plan is used and simply updated with details specific to each individual child.
This comprehensive plan has a section for recording pupil details (name, class, teacher etc.), test results, lists objectives for the year, outlines what areas of the EAL curriculum will be taught and when, gives examples of specific language to be taught under each theme, suggests links with the curriculum for each theme, gives examples of social interactions that can be used to encourage the language that has been taught, and lists resources, assessment strategies, methodologies and differentiation strategies.
The plan contains all of the listening, speaking, reading and writing objectives for pupils who are at A1 (Breakthrough) level according to the language proficiency benchmarks given in the Up and Away curriculum.
Note: It is very common for a child to be on different levels in each of the 4 skill areas, e.g. they might be on B1 in listening, A2 in speaking and A1 in reading and writing. This plan is designed for children who are at A1 level in all 4 areas. If you need to plan for children with a mixed level skill profile, then we recommend our comprehensive EAL plan which can be edited to suit children at all levels in seconds which is available here.
The following 13 units of work are covered in the plan:
2. Our school
3. Food and clothes
4. Colours, shapes and opposites
5. People who help us
7. Transport and travel
8. Seasons, holidays and festivals
9. The local and wider community
11. People and places in other areas
12. Animals and plants
13. Caring for my locality
The themes are not covered in the exact order above, rather some themes are grouped together where there is a lot of overlap. For example, the themes ‘People who help us’ and ‘The local and wider community’ are covered straight after each other. You are free to change this to suit your own students’ needs.