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21/05/19

Your school needs YOU! Don't forget our Friends of Southgate meeting tomorrow morning at 9.15am - ALL WELCOME!

16/05/19

Our lovely ducklings are enjoying their last full day with our Reception children - they have loved all their cuddles! https://t.co/bpnCFisQV2

14/05/19

Our phone lines are back up and running!

14/05/19

Unfortunately, our phone lines are still unable to accept incoming calls (pls rest assured we can make outgoing calls in emergencies). Please use the school email address to communicate with us - office.co.uk until further notice.

13/05/19

Please note our phone systems are currently down. Please email us on office.co.uk if you need to communicate with us.

10/05/19

We've had the best day today! Children from other classes came to visit and we had our first swim! We were a little bit nervous to start with and kept jumping out the water, but we soon took to it like ducks to water! Love the Ducklings x https://t.co/N4NNeIYWP3

09/05/19

We are delighted to announce the births of 6 beautiful & healthy ducklings! Very excited children and staff in our Early Years Department today! https://t.co/mvj5G6vPZl

07/05/19

The duck eggs have arrived in Reception, and everyone is super egg-cited for our new arrivals!! Watch this space - looking forward to welcoming our new fluffy friends. https://t.co/2WNd83DJnf

29/04/19

All lunchtime and after school clubs start this week!

23/04/19

Welcome back to the beginning of the summer term! We hope all our children, parents and carers had a well rested Easter break. We are ready for an exciting and busy term ahead!

05/04/19

Year 3 children had great fun being hunters and gathers - a great ending to their Scavengers and Settlers topic! https://t.co/YL2AQn2kGn

02/04/19

We have had some EGGscellent entries into our design an egg competition...we have some super talented and creative children at Southgate! Here is a sneak preview.... https://t.co/f6HtKf44um

02/04/19

Two weeks ago, in Reception, we were given tiny caterpillars to look after because we were looking at The Very Hungry Caterpillar story! We have watched them grow into big caterpillars, turn into chrysalis’ and now they are beginning to emerge into butterflies! https://t.co/xiUHfAy2Vr

29/03/19

In Year 1, we investigated (artificial homemade!) poo samples to see if they belonged to animals which were herbivores, omnivores or carnivores! The children loved it! https://t.co/BF7WK3Veug

29/03/19

WOW what an amazing assembly to our KS1 children from FizzPop Science - children were in complete awe - SCIENCE IS FUN! https://t.co/dtuvNJX4lr

29/03/19

Thank you to those who came and supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning at school on Wednesday - we hope you enjoyed the yummy cakes and drinks! https://t.co/mo5niSd9D6

28/03/19

Current views from inside the space dome! https://t.co/TgUXi3xN1T

28/03/19

Our Year 4 And Year 5 children are incredibly lucky to be experiencing the space dome today! We can’t wait to hear all about it! https://t.co/BVxQid2z3h

28/03/19

Thanks to for an exciting assembly this morning! We are looking forward to introducing your after school club in the summer term! More info to follow....! https://t.co/44sIMoArah

15/03/19

To celebrate the end of science week, and to raise money for , Southgate Primary school has been taken over by scientists!!! Some fantastic costumes on display today, more pictures to follow....! https://t.co/sW1ClTG3de

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