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25/03/20

Such a lovely note in school today. We are so happy to be able to help our amazing front line staff https://t.co/A7c6Mbv3V3

20/03/20

To end this term before our school closes Southgate have had a colourful dress up day to brighten everyone's day. They have also donated to our Little Boxes of Kindness which will be delivered to the elderly in the area. https://t.co/W4GvUXeVfU

06/03/20

Receptionist / Office Assistant https://t.co/WA4VQD9GTT

14/02/20

Hot Chocolate Reward with Mrs Homer today ☺️ https://t.co/AtsbftJfdg

14/02/20

Have a great half term everyone! See you back in school at 9am on Monday 24th February 2020 https://t.co/UMIFTdvJNZ

31/01/20

Some children had a lovely hot chocolate treat with Mrs Homer as a reward for their amazing good behaviour, everyone enjoyed it especially Mrs Homer! https://t.co/bX6FQ2kaqi

20/12/19

We made it everyone!!!!!! Have a great Christmas and New Year and we will see you back at school on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 9am! https://t.co/ZwfkomokG4

19/12/19

One more sleep to go everyone! Don't forget early pick up tomorrow at 1.30pm and that the chidlren will recieve both their AM and PM attendance marks https://t.co/9zLyzcST2T

16/12/19

PrimeVr came into school to deliver a virtual reality day last week. https://t.co/Y7B3yOerD1

12/12/19

Staff took part in a great science training session with Tom Holloway the GLF science cluster Lead, fun was had by all https://t.co/Or17vMQuML

15/11/19

We are READY for Children in Need 2019! As well as a £1 donation for wearing spots and stripes, children have brought in copper coins to fill up this beautiful Pudsey Bear painting - a fantastic way to raise even more money! ! https://t.co/tFNOwySRwD

15/11/19

Retweeted From Sam Stewart

I took eight Year 6s to the district netball festival today and for each of them, it was their first experience of representing our school in an inter-school sporting event. 🏐 Superb teamwork and values shown throughout, what a bunch!

14/11/19

Earlier in the week, Southgate children and staff took to the playground to line up and honour Remembrance Day with a 2 minute silence at 11am. We are very proud of our children who showed understanding and respect. https://t.co/E9LHoDJmH5

14/11/19

REMINDER! We are really looking forward to raising money for Children in Need tomorrow - please come to school wearing spots or stripes in return for a £1 donation!

14/11/19

Retweeted From Sam Stewart

Loving the progress my year 6s are making in dance, particularly the boys who in week 1 we’re very unimpressed with our new PE unit. Today, one particular group performed their ‘dance mashup’ and received a standing ovation from the rest of the class. Brilliant stuff!

12/11/19

We are celebrating our differences and individuality today at Southgate- Odd Socks Day 2019! https://t.co/Mn11CQ1nNI

25/10/19

Well done to all the children and staff for a brilliant start to the school year! We hope you all enjoy a well deserved rest, and look forward to seeing you for the second half of the Autumn Term on 4th November! https://t.co/V7qUDBYvJ3

21/10/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Booking is a must for tours - plenty of dates from today to January so come and see how to join the family https://t.co/qMfZgVPT4A https://t.co/B2ZHYJ44ZA

18/10/19

We learn in all different ways at Southgate! https://t.co/3NbaNweUTR

18/10/19

Looking after our staff, so they can look after the children! Thank you Mrs Homer! https://t.co/lfTuVfnbOa

Early Years Foundation Stage

EYFS

The Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the Reception year. In our school, children join us fulltime in the September of the year in which they turn five.

Teaching in Reception is delivered in accordance with the government’s document, ‘The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’. It is an approach which brings together children’s welfare, developing relationships and learning and development. The curriculum is centred on Seven areas of learning, the prime and specific areas:

Prime Areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentEYFS 2
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

And Four Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

None of these areas can be delivered in isolation from the others. They are equally important and depend on each other. All areas are delivered through a balance of adult led and child initiated activities. In each are there are Early Learning Goals (ELG’s) that define the expectations for most children to reach by the end of EYFS/Reception.

These are underpinned by the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’, which show the learning styles of individual children.

  • Playing and Exploring – Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’
  • Active Learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
  • Creating and Thinking Critically – Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things

CHEYFS

Learning and Development

At Southgate we believe that ‘Play’ is how children learn best. Play can be seen as;

Purposeful

Learning                                                          

Activities for the

Young

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‘Children’s play reflects their wide ranging and varied interests and preoccupations. In their play children learn at their highest level. Play with peers is important for children’s development.’

Through play our children explore and develop learning experiences, which help them make sense of the world. They have the opportunity to practise skills, develop ideas and think creatively alongside other children as well as individually. The children communicate with others as they investigate and solve problems. They have the opportunity to express fears re-live anxious experiences in controlled and safe situations.

‘When children have opportunities to play with ideas in different situations and with a variety of resources, they discover connections and come to new and better understandings and ways of doing things. Adult support in this process enhances their ability to think critically and ask questions.’

Children at Southgate are given opportunity to be creative through all areas of learning, not just through the arts. Adults support the children’s thinking and help them to make connections by showing genuine interest, offering encouragement, clarifying ideas and asking open questions. Children in our Reception classrooms can access resources freely and are allowed to move them around the classroom to extend their learning.

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Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Parents Guide to EYFS.pdf 11th Feb 2019 Download
Characteristics of Effective Learning.pd... 11th Feb 2019 Download
Activites To Try At Home.pdf 11th Feb 2019 Download
EYFS Early Learning Goals.pdf 11th Feb 2019 Download