Pearl and Crystal

Intensive Language Acquisition classes (Mixed Year Groups)

There are two Intensive Language Support classes: Pearl (Key Stage One) and Crystal (Key Stage two).

The curriculum is specifically designed to suit the needs of children who are new to the country, have not previously been to school and have little or no English.


What are we studying?

These are the topics covered throughout the year to help the pupils to acquire English language skills at an accelerated pace:


  • Memory Box
  • Big Wide World – Focus on food
  • Where Do I Live?
  • Splendid Skies
  • Dinosaurs
  • Beside the Sea



  • Little Blue Planet: Investigating Earth (incl. deciduous trees)
  • Let’s fly away
  • The Great Fire of London
  • Carnival of the Animals
  • Kings, Queens and their Castles
Physical Education

Here at Tinsley Meadows we aim to promote a healthy lifestyle and a love of excersise.  We expect all children to change into an appropriate PE kit when they do PE.

All children must bring full PE Kit into school, which should be in a named bag and must be kept in school every day:
• a white PE t-shirt
• black shorts or leggings
• a tracksuit for outdoor PE in cold weather
• a pair of trainers (Children are NOT allowed to wear trainers during the school day except in PE lessons.  They must change into trainers for PE.)

PE days are as follows:
Pearl: Tuesdays and Fridays
Crystal: Mondays and Fridays

PE Days

Pearl: Tuesdays and Fridays
Crystal: Mondays and Fridays


Parents in Class

Regular parents events are planned to invlove parents in their children’s learning.

Useful Dates