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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

20/06/22

'It was amazing'; 'I loved it at the end'; 'I loved it when they sang 'Stick it to the man''; 'My favourite part was when they were deciding their roles and instruments, it was inspiring' As you can tell, Year 6 loved School of Rock1 https://t.co/gYssl0gAPn

19/06/22

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there, from Southgate Primary School https://t.co/62mv9ofHJG

17/06/22

Campbell Class, our Reception children, invited Dads and Grandads into school to say a big thank you for caring for them. Happy Fathers Day for Sunday. https://t.co/Lx6pBoFaq3

16/06/22

Year 6 visited The Hawth Theatre to see School of Rock. It was a-ma-zing! Lots of laughter, applause and fantastic music. Truly inspirational. https://t.co/jtqIMW6LIj

14/06/22

Year 3 had fun at Football Day last week. https://t.co/ydMdwtr2sI

10/06/22

We are geographers in Year 2. We can use globes, maps, atlases and IT to help us learn about countries, cities and towns. https://t.co/DCx3O6tFt3

08/06/22

Pneumatics is how air pressure powers and moves something. Future engineers at Southgate. https://t.co/5vcXpPE0UG

06/06/22

Before half term, Year 5 used their maths, science and Design Technology skills to bake cakes. They look delicious. https://t.co/yE0y6rGnD7

27/05/22

God Save Our Gracious Queen, Long Live Our Noble Queen, God Save The Queen. We had a fantastic time at our Jubilee Celebrations today. The children looked amazing, as did Mr Watson! https://t.co/2S0LDIxjX3

25/05/22

I can feel my heart beat...science in Morpurgo Class https://t.co/jr6TnaD39S

18/05/22

Campbell Class have been reading Michael Rosen's Going on Bear Hunt. They used props to retell the story. https://t.co/SozuVcTgDY

16/05/22

Sitting in the sunshine with a good book. https://t.co/H29e7rmZHv

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

EYFS