In the UK, winter has arrived and it is almost time for a long awaited break! We want to help keep your students engaged on their EAL journeys over the holidays, so we’ve put together a FlashAcademy® winter holiday pack. Expect to find fun and accessible resources, ready to share with your EAL students. You can print things off or share them digitally, it’s entirely up to you!
Simply click the links below to open up our resources and get started on your wintery EAL journey!
Want to share the joy of Christmas?
Christmas is a traditional holiday celebrated in the UK. Your EAL students might be interested in learning more about the holiday even if they don’t celebrate it themselves. So here are a range of fun resources to help you bring the festivities to your classroom.
- Christmas – Vocabulary poster
- Christmas – Vocabulary worksheets
- Christmas – Vocabulary and sentence building
- Christmas – Flashcards
- Christmas – Building dialogues
- Christmas – Word search
- Christmas – Phonics Race!
- Victorian Christmas Resource
Health and wellbeing during the winter break
While holidays bring lots of fun and excitement, they can also be a challenging time for people who miss their usual routines and structure. Here are some resources focused on maintaining positive health and wellbeing.
Let’s get creative!
Set your students a creative writing task they can share next term. Ask them to tell the class a story on what they did during the break and whether their families have any interesting traditions.
- Weather – Vocab Booster Pack
- Building Dialogues: Free-time Activities
- Free-time Activities
- Free Time Flashcards
- Creative Story Writing
- Descriptive Writing Kits
- Countries and Nationalities
Christmas flashcards: Print and cut out the vocabulary flashcards, put them in envelopes and ask students to open them during the Christmas holidays. They can draw their own pictures on the other side of the word!
Object translator: For independent learning from home, advise students, parents, or carers to utilise the Object Translator tool to learn new words, like ‘scarf’ or ‘hat’.
FlashAcademy lessons: Encourage your students to log into FlashAcademy® and complete the ‘Fluency Boost 1’, ‘Fluency Boost 2’ and ‘Fluency Boost 3’ lessons from the beginner ‘Holiday & Travel’ category.
For access to all of our free resources, visit the help centre!