We have children from many countries including Poland, Romania, France, Congo, Russia and Moldova attending EAL. Story books and big books are read regularly. We look at pictures and make sentences. The children learn simple nursery rhymes and poems to start. We play games to learn vocabulary. Playtime often includes boxes of animals or toys which the children become familiar with. Maths games and card games are used frequently. The children are encouraged to tell their own stories. A series of themes are worked on during the year including school, clothes, home, family, animals, etc.