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22/01/21

Moustache Day at Southgate Primary School! We all needed a bit of a giggle so we had Moustache day at school today. Children and staff at home and at school enjoyed the whiskery fun!! https://t.co/GDRT72iYB1

22/01/21

Moustache Day at Southgate Primary School! We all needed a bit of a giggle so we had Moustache day at school today. Children and staff at home and at school enjoyed the whiskery fun!! https://t.co/IddqUTpF55

22/01/21

Moustache Day at Southgate Primary School! We all needed a bit of a giggle so we had Moustache day at school today. Children and staff at home and at school enjoyed the whiskery fun!! https://t.co/fYvpeINHwO

20/01/21

We love rainy days at Southgate! https://t.co/79WzVUBmr7

15/01/21

Year 1 having been learning about their bodies naming parts of the body and it's organs. https://t.co/WGA5aRfN97

13/01/21

Friday 15th January 2021 is the last day to apply for a Reception Class place for September 2021. Have you completed your on line form? https://t.co/6ceM1g8GjP

11/01/21

At the end of last term we held our Good News assembly where we celebrated teamwork, one of our school values. These children were commended for being team players in Years 4, 5 and 6 https://t.co/nCQ80IQ4Rh

11/01/21

At the end of last term we held our Good News assembly where we celebrated teamwork, one of our school values. These children were commended for being team players in years 1, 2 and 3. https://t.co/e3s0UTzTUD

17/12/20

Southgate celebrated Christmas Jumper Day and raised £348.24 for Save the Children. Well done everyone https://t.co/6Ce4ny1Yan

15/12/20

The children at Southgate have made little goodie bags and cards for some of our community neighbours who may be on their own or isolating this Christmas. We wish would like to wish them all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. https://t.co/TEZBScxfen

11/12/20

Look who is doing exceptionally well with his reading. He devours books, reading new novels every single day. He is a very mature reader and has devoured a huge range of topics. I am such a proud teacher. Mrs Wilkie (and I'm a proud Headteacher too) https://t.co/gHKZOWcbcw

09/12/20

We love reading at Southgate! We have a book recommendation each month and the children read and review the book. Here are our book review winners for Years 1 and 2; 3 and 4 and 5 and 6. They each won the 'actual' book. Well done super readers! https://t.co/r2pwDzFKas

07/12/20

Year 6 have been testing out different types and sizes of beaks in science. They have had a quacking time! https://t.co/eWBEcQqbhm

02/12/20

Vegetables, skittles and painting with spices in Year 2 https://t.co/27YUE7MO7J

30/11/20

Art in Burningham Class is in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the children used fruit and vegetables. They also painted autumn scenes using spices - turmeric, cumin, paprika and cinnamon. They looked good and smelled delicious!

27/11/20

Is your child 5 between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022? Looking for a school place? Contact Southgate primary to hear all about us. https://t.co/2Z7ceoDtsJ

26/11/20

Will your child be 5 years old between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022? Are you looking for a school place? Contact us to hear all about our wonderful school https://t.co/25RzHn7sU9

26/11/20

Max loves dinosaurs. He has been using his models to explore light and shadow. https://t.co/a1JY0hYwSG

25/11/20

Blackman Class participated in an RAF Glider Challenge virtually, with other schools. We had to plan and design a glider based on an RAF aircraft. We tested their gliding ability - one travelled 8.5m! Tommy and C won our class competition for teamwork and creativity. https://t.co/StRmRzMcp0

19/11/20

We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Here are our Year 4 Odd Sockers! https://t.co/5RWhdgwlwK

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