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13/12/18

Amazing islands made by James and Liam - they were very resourceful with toilet paper rolls, cardboard, tissue paper and paint to create these beauties! Well done both, very impressive! https://t.co/fCGz6qL4xc

13/12/18

Year 2 had a lovely afternoon baking session yesterday as part of their food topic - flapjacks, fairy cakes and iced biscuits were on the menu! They smelt amazing, we are sure they tasted just as good! https://t.co/B7oaWFSMWb

13/12/18

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Our West Sussex schools have one more open event each before the January 15 Deadline. See our advert on the back cover of RH Uncovered - the January 2019 edition. https://t.co/3u8NSEQazx

13/12/18

REMINDER: children can wear their own clothes tomorrow, along with a festive winter jumper, in exchange for £1 donation to Save the Children!

30/11/18

This week in Year 1 we have enjoyed making and describing 2D shapes monsters https://t.co/F9nWsPCPud

29/11/18

ETA for the children travelling back from the British Museum is 4.30pm!

27/11/18

On Friday 16th November, Southgate Primary got spotty. Children came to school wearing spotty clothes and accessories - they looked fantastic! As a school, we raised an impressive £411.40! Well done children, that really is an amount to be proud of! https://t.co/vzShR79aBK

23/11/18

Thank you Earhart airlines, for taking us on a wonderful flight this morning in your class assembly! Merci Beaucoup, et tres bien!! https://t.co/Z3vwkSdhgl

21/11/18

🙏😎 https://t.co/i8vJN37qLB

20/11/18

Year 6 today enjoyed a free screening at Cineworld of Al Gore’s ‘an inconvenient sequel’ followed by a live Q&A. A very powerful film which built on their ‘Climate Crusaders’ learning journey perfectly. The children were utterly brilliant and received much deserved praise! 😎 https://t.co/upjvGDSo4q

20/11/18

Do you have a little one starting reception in September 2019? Come and find out more about Southgate Primary School! We are holding tours between now and Christmas, please contact Mrs Sullivan on 01293 525 966 to book a place on a tour. https://t.co/DNdx78n5Yy

16/11/18

Hedgehog class! https://t.co/PVM3sDeQSL

16/11/18

Owl class in Reception are loving Children in Need day! They have raised even more money by filling the Pudsey Bear with 1p and 2p's! https://t.co/S5wnKR41Uh

16/11/18

Children in Need day is TODAY! Children are able to come to school in spotty clothes/accessories in exchange for a £1 donation for this amazing cause. Please also bring your 1p and 2p’s to fill the Pudsey pictures!

13/11/18

REMINDER: Year 4 trip to British Museum. Slips and payment need to be received by TOMOROW. Hard copies are in the office if needed.

09/11/18

Book Fair this afternoon from 3.15pm! Lovely selection of books and great prices - don't miss out!

09/11/18

In Year 1, we have been creating ‘freeze frames’ from our story 'The Tiger who came to Tea'. We are immersing ourselves in the text to get ready to write a recount of the story. Great fun! https://t.co/sB6wyEaCsv

08/11/18

Parents Evening is in full swing here tonight - look forward to welcoming parents and carers to the school.

08/11/18

Year 6 are all settled ready for a fabulous screening! https://t.co/LcOfV9zZfY

06/11/18

Come and support the school and visit our fantastic book fair today in the small hall at 3:15pm. Cash and card payments accepted! Every book purchased means more free books for our school library!

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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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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