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23/07/22

Have a happy and safe summer everyone. See you in September! https://t.co/jHWRxVTgf4

22/07/22

And to end their time at Southgate Primary School - a treasured t-shirt. Good luck to an amzing Year 6, we will miss you. https://t.co/PvDNWgmwAy

21/07/22

Our School Council organised a charity event to raise money for UNICEF. Their fantasic and fun obstacle course raised over £200 - well done to you all. https://t.co/Q7vVDRWF00

19/07/22

All our children in Year 6 could have a 'camping' experience last Friday if they wanted to. Games, campfire songs, toasting marshmallows, eating hotdogs and keeping Mrs Homer awake until the early hours of the morning! It was fantastic. https://t.co/SkVB5wJLSM

19/07/22

Our youngest children performed to their grown ups on Friday. They sang, danced, cat walked and shared their learning. They were magnificent! https://t.co/xe82qlNwYk

18/07/22

Keeping cool in Cowell Class with a little bit of therapeutic sewing https://t.co/4P3CopXPWd

14/07/22

Pupils at Southgate Primary School receive a £1,000 brilliant box of books from Read for Good From football heroes to time travellers in faraway galaxies, children have received a massive boost to their reading adventures. https://t.co/cLLFPaaHtC

13/07/22

Bowling!! "It was the best trip ever because it was really fun" E "It was the coolest game in the world" B "It was my first school trip and it was so much fun" M Year 2 loved their trip to Hollywood Bowl in Crawley https://t.co/l9FQhf9bRD

13/07/22

Our Year 5 trip to Blackland Farm on Monday was a winner. There were zip wires, climbing walls, toboggans and lots of fun. Thank you to M7Education for fully funding the adventure, we loved it. https://t.co/Jq0ZH1m12s

12/07/22

Year 1 went to West Wittering last Friday. They built sandcastles, paddled, had ice lollies and lots of fun. https://t.co/urSgYeFf6k

11/07/22

If you go down to the woods today... https://t.co/vfpUcippHt

07/07/22

Each month we share a book with the children to widen their reading experience . After completing a book review, the children enter a raffle to win the book. We love reading at Southgate https://t.co/S8rkC9bTlX

04/07/22

St Francis Rugby Club came to train Year 6 on Friday. They taught a range of skills and talent spotted offering an immediate place for one of our pupils...Twickenham here you come! https://t.co/JrdPlY9vn2

03/07/22

Year 6 had a mini Olympics at K2 - they were brilliant with positive 'have a go' attitudes. https://t.co/2sFnOMGGOB

01/07/22

We ended our book week dressing as characters from a book. Well done to everyone for a super effort. https://t.co/AArcN6tUyp

01/07/22

Parents joined us for a Book Tasting Day yesterday. This was a chance to read with the children and have a little taste of all the different types of books we can read. https://t.co/2bmHppW1zj

28/06/22

It's Book Week at Southgate Primary School! We have our Book Fair, visiting authors, shared and paired reading, a Book Tasting Menu and a dress as a book character day...phew, so much reading. We enjoyed listening to author Jim Beckett today and learning how to start a novel. https://t.co/S3AQo0Fj6t

27/06/22

Year 2 have been observing the life cycle of a stick insect. Here they are, fully grown. https://t.co/T0wJnfCug8

24/06/22

We have a new playground with seats and benches and markings. It helps us to stay fit and active. https://t.co/YiR4zP3sf8

23/06/22

Sports Day 2022 - an absolutely brilliant day all round. The whole school took part and everyone was a winner! https://t.co/nZ7tE97nA8

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

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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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For further documentation about Early Years Foundation Stage, please click on the below.

EYFS