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27/10/21

If I had a hammer.... Year R have been doing woodwork but have made sure they are totally safe with these grown up tools. Safety goggles and hi vis jackets and just look at their finished products. https://t.co/j6WJQXafPK

24/10/21

Year 1 have been making structures in Design Technology. They have been planning and making and testing and evaluating, just look at that concentration! https://t.co/xnYJyi4Ufi

22/10/21

It's Good News Week at Southgate. Every teacher had to choose children who have been great team players or amazing learners this half term. Here are our Key Stage 1 super stars. https://t.co/xVmC3K2GpU

21/10/21

In design technology Year 5 have been making phone covers. (they'll now be able to sew on a button and fix a hem!) I've seen some amazing results. https://t.co/Iv8qqWJOzD

18/10/21

On Thursday, the Year 6 football team played in the Crawley District Cup. We were drawn in a tough group but finished with two wins, one draw and a loss. We finished in 3rd place due to goal difference. Well done to all the boys involved. https://t.co/KIrIqRQgR3

18/10/21

Developing our fine motor skills to help us learn to hold a pencil and write. https://t.co/2kOJ5riX76

15/10/21

Year 1 have been finding out how to make the sturdiest sandcastles in science. They have been investigating, predicting and observing. https://t.co/2VCpIWzq8S

13/10/21

We welcomed our Parents and Carers in to school to see how we learn in maths. We understand what numbers represent, how they work together and how we build on our mathematical skills. We are learning to be maths masters! It was great to see lots of grown ups joining in. https://t.co/3JZt6JGQ6k

10/10/21

We love learning at Southgate https://t.co/dlX248xNqx

08/10/21

HSBC Bank came to Southgate to talk about all things money! https://t.co/DCe1vVxHL0

04/10/21

It's lovely to hear the sound of voices singing and music playing in school again. https://t.co/Tj5zBtcgrs

30/09/21

Welcome to The Nook, our new sensory room at Southgate Primary https://t.co/rdG8RwATrn

27/09/21

Southgate are learning about Harvest time. We think of others in challenging circumstances and where we can, we help. Well done Southgate children for all your kind donations. https://t.co/KU4YqoCfiC

24/09/21

22 drummers drumming! Year 4 Cowell Class took part in their first music lesson this week learning how to play the djemba drums. It was noisy but fun! https://t.co/m0RqTewC2f

20/09/21

Coaches from Vision Sports have joined us at Southgate to help us get better and better at P.E and sport. On a rainy Tuesday we played indoor dodgeball learning to aim and throw - we all had an exciting time whilst improving our skills. https://t.co/TFt7TR7Nbg

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

English

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English

At Southgate, we follow the National curriculum for the teaching of English across the school. Reading, writing and SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) are taught through the use of high quality texts, exposing all children to a wide range of material, in a variety of ways. We teach English through…

Phonics

We follow a rigorous phonics programme. This is taught from Reception to year 2. The children are assessed and grouped according to their ability. This enables teaching to be focused to meet their needs very specifically. Through pupil tracking all children will receive focused phonics teaching.

Reading

At Southgate, we have a strong commitment to the teaching of reading; from early reading in Reception and KS1 where reading is largely taught through our phonics scheme and then throughout KS2 where our aim is to develop fluent readers with excellent comprehension skills.

Guided reading / comprehension sessions are taught daily in all year groups with a focus on developing fluency, comprehension skills and importantly a love of reading.

Writing

The teaching of writing is based on using quality texts as a stimulus. English lessons take place on a daily basis from Year 2 to Year 6. There is a heavy focus on composition and basic skills through the use of quality texts, but we also teach grammar, spelling, punctuation and handwriting as  discrete lessons (SPaG). These skills we expect to see being applied to their written work. Every fortnight, the children have a BIG writing lesson in their classes. Here they focus on a piece of writing they have been working towards during the week, or a piece that is revisiting a genre they have previously studied. This gives the children the opportunity to write for an extensive amount of time. This supports them in building stamina for writing, but also gives the opportunity to write uninterrupted for a long time.

SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar):

SPaG lessons are taught across the school, which also include a focus on a specific spelling rule/pattern each week. Our children will practise words each week in class and for homework. These words are tested weekly also. 

 

Documents

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English Policy 2019 28th Oct 2019 Download
Year 3 Reading Objectives 09th Oct 2018 Download
Year 3 Writing Objectives 09th Oct 2018 Download
Year 4 Reading Objectives 09th Oct 2018 Download
Year 4 Writing Objectives 09th Oct 2018 Download
Year 5 Reading Objectives 09th Oct 2018 Download
Year 5 Writing objectives 09th Oct 2018 Download
Year 6 Reading objectives 09th Oct 2018 Download
VCOP (Vocabularly, Connectives, Openers,... 09th Oct 2018 Download
Writing year group objectives 09th Oct 2018 Download