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17/09/21

Welcome to our New Reception children! They are all part of Campbell Class and what a team they are already. They are brave - look at that climbing and exploring, inquisitive and enthusiastic about learning. They also really liked their school dinner...well it was roast potatoes! https://t.co/6M5fANUyu2

16/09/21

Southgate are celebrating National Teaching Assistants Day! Our Teaching Assistants are integral to all we do at Southgate and we value them so much. Thank you for all that you do. https://t.co/YAzH68zrR2

09/09/21

Back to school! Our new Year 2 have been painting with mud, producing art in the style of Jackson Pollock, creating lava lamps and learning about their brains and neuroplasticity - all in one week! It's so good to be back at school. https://t.co/USgb2xK71H

04/09/21

We are looking forward to welcoming back our children, Parents, Carers and staff on Monday 6th September 2021. Happy new term every one. https://t.co/6G9qRUBsed

31/08/21

Who has been an amazing learner this year? These children have! Here are our Lead Learners from Key Stage 2 from our last Good News Assembly of the year. Well done to you all. https://t.co/aP4XLhPE8k

03/08/21

Shield Winners 2020-2021 These children won this award for amazing learning this year as well as motivation, detrmination and aspiration. Well done T and H (H has done 'last day of primary school' shirt signing too!) https://t.co/39aZz0GvCh

30/07/21

After 25 years at Southgate we said goodbye to our amazing Mrs Gate. On the same day she received a Key Worker Award fromTilgate Bakery, nominated by a Parent. Flowers arrived through the day and she had a wonderful send off from Parents, staff and pupils! Good Luck! https://t.co/6SOpUYuTlb

26/07/21

We loved our cake from Dorian's Mum. A big thank you to Southgate Staff https://t.co/H0UP2PFH0C

23/07/21

Year 6 had a 'Posh Do' to celebrate their time at Southgate. Cocktails, pizza, icecream and fun times with friends. The perfect end for a superb year group! 'You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!' Dr Seuss https://t.co/J4zl8VtgnR

22/07/21

The farm visited today with some very unusual animals. We met a bearded dragon from Australia, an armadillo from Africa with his friend the tortoise. We also said hello to some hens, some guinea pigs and Joey the kitten. It was fantastic! https://t.co/18XxZQj0YX

11/07/21

We have had the most amazing two days at school with a Samba workshop and a calypso day. The children were beaming when they learned how to play the samba beat or the steel pans. Max said 'It was the best day ever!' https://t.co/Niggb7dj4w

10/07/21

We have had the most amazing two days at school with a Samba workshop and a calypso day. The children were beaming when they learned how to play the samba beat or the steel pans. Max said 'It was the best day ever!' https://t.co/q5hSplt6um

09/07/21

Southgate School are cheering on Gareth Southgate and the England Team with our red and white day and our 3 minutes of fame on Heart FM. Good luck on Sunday...bring it home! https://t.co/aGvkBhi0La

23/06/21

Thank you to all our amazing staff at Southgate. (but we couldn't do what we do without our brilliant children and supportive Parents) Well Done to the Southgate Team! https://t.co/LR4pulKvl6

14/06/21

We're all going on a summer holiday (or staycation) Year 1 are learning all about holidays in this term's topic. They have paddling pools, ice cream kiosks and sand to learn about the seaside. https://t.co/L0m330kThh

11/06/21

At the end of last half term we celebrated Good News at Southgate Here are our Year 6 Superstars. lead learners and respectful. We also had Spelling Shed and tT Rockstar winners https://t.co/YedBGarqFE

10/06/21

We celebrated Good News before half term. Teachers chose super learners and children that were respectful. Here are our youngest Good News Super Stars https://t.co/lagFXf5Pos

28/05/21

Our 4 and 5 year olds went on a bug hunt. They found woodlice, snails, slugs, worms, beetles and even a millipede. The children wrote down some words to describe the bugs they found. They said the woodlouse ‘is bumpy’ and 'tickly' https://t.co/c8h76MvEmj

27/05/21

Year 6, Horowitz Class made trancadis-effect vases in Art, inspired by the architect, Antoni Gaudi, who used broken bits of pottery to create this effect on the facades of his building designs. As you can see, they used paper mache and tissue paper to create the effect. https://t.co/khteR2Mu2i

22/05/21

We love art at Southgate. Year 4 have been printing, it takes great concentration. They are sampling their prints in their art book. https://t.co/mdttOseG5C

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