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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

12/03/19

Wow weren't our Year 2 children brave! Looking at and touching these amazing creatures! https://t.co/DKGzBNVhrf

12/03/19

Creepy crawlies in school today - Year 2's are enjoying a Zoolab workshop!! Pictures to follow....

12/03/19

We thoroughly enjoyed World Book Day last week - some brilliant outfits from both staff and children! https://t.co/YTfR28yn6r

01/03/19

REMINDER - World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March - children are able to come into school dressed as their favourite book character!

15/02/19

Well done to our WINNER of the Early Years Valentines hamper, Mrs Sands! Thank you to all EYFS parents for buying raffle tickets - the team are excited to be able to use the funds for resources for the children! https://t.co/NbOGf8tIdz

15/02/19

Wow- Beautiful work by Samuel in Year 1 - he made a comic book about Traction Man! Beautiful writing, so creative, well done! https://t.co/ZDzDNSLJ5h

15/02/19

Thank you to Parents/Carers who came to view the Home Learning yesterday afternoon. The work on display was absolutely brilliant -well done to all our children for their hard work this half term! https://t.co/QGOxdcUzjj

14/02/19

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To all prospective Kilnwood Vale Primary School parents. Today is officially the last day to apply for a nursery place. So if you are still thinking of applying please do it today! Link to our website & application form -https://t.co/c8aAavTVRx & https://t.co/ZDNZITvPDh KVPS https://t.co/NDYpCli0mr

14/02/19

We were very lucky to have a visit from a paramedic and nurse today in Owls and Hedgehogs. They taught us all about their jobs and let us have a go with their equipment, we loved pretending to be a nurse or paramedic! https://t.co/J2xLC89THS

11/02/19

Another wonderful piece of topic work produced by Year 5 - a news report on the beast from the east for our What a Wonderful World topic! https://t.co/uBF8jd8deJ

08/02/19

We have some wonderful display boards around the school at the moment - super impressive work is being produced by our children! https://t.co/oPynywC0An

08/02/19

Interested in a career within GLF schools? Come and find us at the Recruitment Fair THIS SATURDAY at Ifield Community College form 10-2pm! https://t.co/POfIrB1FKu

05/02/19

It's Safer Internet Day! Reception children have met Smartie the Penguin today, the clever penguin who learns how to stay safe on the internet! https://t.co/PN8SmVK7SW

01/02/19

Reception had great fun today! We looked at the footprints that had been left. The children applied their previous learning suggesting they could be from the Gingerbread man or the Evil Pea! They saw animal footprints too and thought this may be the Gingerbreads Cat - who knows?! https://t.co/A2r9N9f8MO

31/01/19

Thank you to Parents & Carers who joined us on our curriculum morning on Wednesday! Lovely to see so many of you there, and we hope you took away some useful information about how to support your child with their Maths learning at home. https://t.co/C2Uy8z1oot

29/01/19

In Year 1, we have been reading Traction Man. We had a very hands on lesson to help us generate adjectives in readiness for our writing! https://t.co/QFuKCZlZAW

29/01/19

Parents and Carers - we are looking forward to opening our classroom doors to you tomorrow morning from 9-10. Come and see how maths is taught at Southgate Primary! Unfortunately as this will be a lesson, it will not be suitable for younger children. See you tomorrow!

25/01/19

REMINDER- We are welcoming parents & carers next Wednesday for our Curriculum Morning between 9 and 10am. You will be able to see how maths is taught within school, and learn techniques on how to support your child at home with their learning. We look forward to you joining us!

22/01/19

Retweeted From Jen@GLFTT

Calling all ⤵️ https://t.co/2Yy5OBFx93

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