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25/03/20

Such a lovely note in school today. We are so happy to be able to help our amazing front line staff https://t.co/A7c6Mbv3V3

20/03/20

To end this term before our school closes Southgate have had a colourful dress up day to brighten everyone's day. They have also donated to our Little Boxes of Kindness which will be delivered to the elderly in the area. https://t.co/W4GvUXeVfU

06/03/20

Receptionist / Office Assistant https://t.co/WA4VQD9GTT

14/02/20

Hot Chocolate Reward with Mrs Homer today ☺️ https://t.co/AtsbftJfdg

14/02/20

Have a great half term everyone! See you back in school at 9am on Monday 24th February 2020 https://t.co/UMIFTdvJNZ

31/01/20

Some children had a lovely hot chocolate treat with Mrs Homer as a reward for their amazing good behaviour, everyone enjoyed it especially Mrs Homer! https://t.co/bX6FQ2kaqi

20/12/19

We made it everyone!!!!!! Have a great Christmas and New Year and we will see you back at school on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 9am! https://t.co/ZwfkomokG4

19/12/19

One more sleep to go everyone! Don't forget early pick up tomorrow at 1.30pm and that the chidlren will recieve both their AM and PM attendance marks https://t.co/9zLyzcST2T

16/12/19

PrimeVr came into school to deliver a virtual reality day last week. https://t.co/Y7B3yOerD1

12/12/19

Staff took part in a great science training session with Tom Holloway the GLF science cluster Lead, fun was had by all https://t.co/Or17vMQuML

15/11/19

We are READY for Children in Need 2019! As well as a £1 donation for wearing spots and stripes, children have brought in copper coins to fill up this beautiful Pudsey Bear painting - a fantastic way to raise even more money! ! https://t.co/tFNOwySRwD

15/11/19

Retweeted From Sam Stewart

I took eight Year 6s to the district netball festival today and for each of them, it was their first experience of representing our school in an inter-school sporting event. 🏐 Superb teamwork and values shown throughout, what a bunch!

14/11/19

Earlier in the week, Southgate children and staff took to the playground to line up and honour Remembrance Day with a 2 minute silence at 11am. We are very proud of our children who showed understanding and respect. https://t.co/E9LHoDJmH5

14/11/19

REMINDER! We are really looking forward to raising money for Children in Need tomorrow - please come to school wearing spots or stripes in return for a £1 donation!

14/11/19

Retweeted From Sam Stewart

Loving the progress my year 6s are making in dance, particularly the boys who in week 1 we’re very unimpressed with our new PE unit. Today, one particular group performed their ‘dance mashup’ and received a standing ovation from the rest of the class. Brilliant stuff!

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

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

Page Downloads Date  
English Policy 2019 28th Oct 2019 Download
Phonics policy 2019 23rd Sep 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
Blooms Taxonomy 09th Oct 2018 Download