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15/01/21

Year 1 having been learning about their bodies naming parts of the body and it's organs. https://t.co/WGA5aRfN97

13/01/21

Friday 15th January 2021 is the last day to apply for a Reception Class place for September 2021. Have you completed your on line form? https://t.co/6ceM1g8GjP

11/01/21

At the end of last term we held our Good News assembly where we celebrated teamwork, one of our school values. These children were commended for being team players in Years 4, 5 and 6 https://t.co/nCQ80IQ4Rh

11/01/21

At the end of last term we held our Good News assembly where we celebrated teamwork, one of our school values. These children were commended for being team players in years 1, 2 and 3. https://t.co/e3s0UTzTUD

17/12/20

Southgate celebrated Christmas Jumper Day and raised £348.24 for Save the Children. Well done everyone https://t.co/6Ce4ny1Yan

15/12/20

The children at Southgate have made little goodie bags and cards for some of our community neighbours who may be on their own or isolating this Christmas. We wish would like to wish them all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. https://t.co/TEZBScxfen

11/12/20

Look who is doing exceptionally well with his reading. He devours books, reading new novels every single day. He is a very mature reader and has devoured a huge range of topics. I am such a proud teacher. Mrs Wilkie (and I'm a proud Headteacher too) https://t.co/gHKZOWcbcw

09/12/20

We love reading at Southgate! We have a book recommendation each month and the children read and review the book. Here are our book review winners for Years 1 and 2; 3 and 4 and 5 and 6. They each won the 'actual' book. Well done super readers! https://t.co/r2pwDzFKas

07/12/20

Year 6 have been testing out different types and sizes of beaks in science. They have had a quacking time! https://t.co/eWBEcQqbhm

02/12/20

Vegetables, skittles and painting with spices in Year 2 https://t.co/27YUE7MO7J

30/11/20

Art in Burningham Class is in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the children used fruit and vegetables. They also painted autumn scenes using spices - turmeric, cumin, paprika and cinnamon. They looked good and smelled delicious!

27/11/20

Is your child 5 between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022? Looking for a school place? Contact Southgate primary to hear all about us. https://t.co/2Z7ceoDtsJ

26/11/20

Will your child be 5 years old between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022? Are you looking for a school place? Contact us to hear all about our wonderful school https://t.co/25RzHn7sU9

26/11/20

Max loves dinosaurs. He has been using his models to explore light and shadow. https://t.co/a1JY0hYwSG

25/11/20

Blackman Class participated in an RAF Glider Challenge virtually, with other schools. We had to plan and design a glider based on an RAF aircraft. We tested their gliding ability - one travelled 8.5m! Tommy and C won our class competition for teamwork and creativity. https://t.co/StRmRzMcp0

19/11/20

We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Here are our Year 4 Odd Sockers! https://t.co/5RWhdgwlwK

19/11/20

We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Year 2 learned 'If you can be anything, be kind!' https://t.co/635fCjwIuE

19/11/20

We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Year R had lots of Odd Socks, Year 1 identified people who can help us - the Helpful Tree https://t.co/QZlCxsXiHd

18/11/20

Thank you everyone for your generous contributions! https://t.co/TEbvCIFbJe

16/11/20

Southgate celebrated Children in Need 2020 with a mad hat and hair day. We collected coins to donate to Child in Need. Here are some of the children's crazy creations! https://t.co/ngwazlPE81

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