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26/07/21

We loved our cake from Dorian's Mum. A big thank you to Southgate Staff https://t.co/H0UP2PFH0C

23/07/21

Year 6 had a 'Posh Do' to celebrate their time at Southgate. Cocktails, pizza, icecream and fun times with friends. The perfect end for a superb year group! 'You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!' Dr Seuss https://t.co/J4zl8VtgnR

22/07/21

The farm visited today with some very unusual animals. We met a bearded dragon from Australia, an armadillo from Africa with his friend the tortoise. We also said hello to some hens, some guinea pigs and Joey the kitten. It was fantastic! https://t.co/18XxZQj0YX

11/07/21

We have had the most amazing two days at school with a Samba workshop and a calypso day. The children were beaming when they learned how to play the samba beat or the steel pans. Max said 'It was the best day ever!' https://t.co/Niggb7dj4w

10/07/21

We have had the most amazing two days at school with a Samba workshop and a calypso day. The children were beaming when they learned how to play the samba beat or the steel pans. Max said 'It was the best day ever!' https://t.co/q5hSplt6um

09/07/21

Southgate School are cheering on Gareth Southgate and the England Team with our red and white day and our 3 minutes of fame on Heart FM. Good luck on Sunday...bring it home! https://t.co/aGvkBhi0La

23/06/21

Thank you to all our amazing staff at Southgate. (but we couldn't do what we do without our brilliant children and supportive Parents) Well Done to the Southgate Team! https://t.co/LR4pulKvl6

14/06/21

We're all going on a summer holiday (or staycation) Year 1 are learning all about holidays in this term's topic. They have paddling pools, ice cream kiosks and sand to learn about the seaside. https://t.co/L0m330kThh

11/06/21

At the end of last half term we celebrated Good News at Southgate Here are our Year 6 Superstars. lead learners and respectful. We also had Spelling Shed and tT Rockstar winners https://t.co/YedBGarqFE

10/06/21

We celebrated Good News before half term. Teachers chose super learners and children that were respectful. Here are our youngest Good News Super Stars https://t.co/lagFXf5Pos

28/05/21

Our 4 and 5 year olds went on a bug hunt. They found woodlice, snails, slugs, worms, beetles and even a millipede. The children wrote down some words to describe the bugs they found. They said the woodlouse ‘is bumpy’ and 'tickly' https://t.co/c8h76MvEmj

27/05/21

Year 6, Horowitz Class made trancadis-effect vases in Art, inspired by the architect, Antoni Gaudi, who used broken bits of pottery to create this effect on the facades of his building designs. As you can see, they used paper mache and tissue paper to create the effect. https://t.co/khteR2Mu2i

22/05/21

We love art at Southgate. Year 4 have been printing, it takes great concentration. They are sampling their prints in their art book. https://t.co/mdttOseG5C

20/05/21

In Year 6, we have been designing houses using Tinkercad, a fantastic piece of 3D design software. We have learned to manipulate objects and have created some pretty wacky designs that we are adding to each week. https://t.co/7awCULjRE6

14/05/21

Year 1 have been learning about the tradition of Shabbat. This happens each week in Jewish households, it is Friday night dinner, when all the family come together. https://t.co/EKaO6fbJlD

13/05/21

Year 2 have been learning about Eid Happy Eid everyone from all of us at Southgate Primary https://t.co/AVWXlz0euF

07/05/21

When you are in Reception Class at Southgate Primary you learn maths in so many different ways - number, pattern, quantity and money. We love maths at Southgate https://t.co/rOJOvYZtZ5

03/05/21

London's Burning, London's Burning - Year 2 are excited to learn about the Great Fire of London as part of their history topic this half term. Just look at this display - all created by the year 2 team - children and staff. https://t.co/RaBnRxoyWc

30/04/21

We launched Spelling Shed in Years 1 to 6 at Southgate. This is a program designed to support spelling skills through games and competitions. Our teachers were busy bees helping us with our spellings. https://t.co/kfsWkz50zt

26/04/21

New learning about new life. Year 2 have been exploring seeds in science. https://t.co/hHOfabY8yw

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