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12/11/19

We are celebrating our differences and individuality today at Southgate- Odd Socks Day 2019! https://t.co/Mn11CQ1nNI

25/10/19

Well done to all the children and staff for a brilliant start to the school year! We hope you all enjoy a well deserved rest, and look forward to seeing you for the second half of the Autumn Term on 4th November! https://t.co/V7qUDBYvJ3

21/10/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Booking is a must for tours - plenty of dates from today to January so come and see how to join the family https://t.co/qMfZgVPT4A https://t.co/B2ZHYJ44ZA

18/10/19

We learn in all different ways at Southgate! https://t.co/3NbaNweUTR

18/10/19

Looking after our staff, so they can look after the children! Thank you Mrs Homer! https://t.co/lfTuVfnbOa

18/10/19

If you are considering Southgate Primary School for your child next September, why not join us on a school tour, and learn more about what we can offer! Tours running throughout the Autumn term, please call 01293 525 966 for more information!

14/10/19

We will be holding school tours across the Autumn Term, and we would be delighted to show you around our wonderful school. Please note that these tours are by appointment only, so it is important to pre-book your space. Please contact the School Office on 01293 525 966 to book.

14/10/19

Was your child born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016? If so, you must apply for their reception school place by 15th January 2020. Why not consider Southgate Primary School?

08/10/19

Lovely to see our Parents and Carers at the Talk for Writing Curriculum morning today - we hope you found it useful!

03/10/19

SPOTTED! Our very talented Taya, from Year 5, has won a Debut child Performer of the Year Award for her performance in The Hunt at the Almeida Theatre, London. We are so incredibly proud of her, what an achievement! https://t.co/9ZLlYSqnF1

03/10/19

REMINDER - School is closed tomorrow, Friday 4th October, for Staff Training.

30/09/19

What a fantastic time our Year 6 children had at the annual Junior Citizen event on Friday - they thoroughly enjoyed the workshops provided. Very proud of how they represented Southgate Primary, with inquisitive questions and great behaviour https://t.co/PK2idpd3j8

27/09/19

Wonderful to see our parents and carers supporting our MacMillan coffee morning today - the cake looks delicious, and we are making money for a fantastic cause! https://t.co/CqDA8DjpgO

24/09/19

Don't forget to join us for our MacMillan coffee morning on Friday 27th September at 9am!

20/09/19

....Mrs Homer is thrilled that she has England but is concerned they'll be trounced by New Zealand (Cowell) or South Africa (Walliams)!

20/09/19

At Southgate we are all rooting for our allocated team in the Rugby World Cup. Teams were chosen at random by Mr Stewart, our P.E Leader, and we look forward to watching the rugby to see how they perform..... https://t.co/uxbYiXw5jJ

16/09/19

Retweeted From Crawley News 24

New primary school for up to 420 pupils opens in Faygate. https://t.co/SnFjOECFUF

16/09/19

We are looking forward to welcoming Parents & Carers to our Meet the Teacher event from 3.30-4.30pm on Wednesday! A chance to visit your child's classroom, meet the teacher, and find out more about the year ahead. This is an informal meeting, no need to pre-book!

09/09/19

Dates for this academic year can now be found on the website, under News and Events - please make note of important upcoming events in your diary!

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