Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

19/04/18

We have been investigating volcanoes around the world and writing fact files on them in Argentina class! https://t.co/pbiqQ1LzUO

19/04/18

Wow look at the sunshine! Don't forget in this hot weather to ensure your child has a hat and water bottle in school, and you apply suncream ready for the day ahead!

16/04/18

Year 6 Parents - a reminder that the £60 deposit money for the PGL residential trip on 5-7th July needs to be paid by tomorrow to secure your place!

16/04/18

Morocco class - Miss Major has asked if at all possible, can children please bring in a green, orange or a brown t shirt for their assembly on Friday. If you don't have one, please do not worry!

16/04/18

Welcome back - we are excited for the Summer Term ahead!

14/04/18

We hope everyone’s had a very happy and safe break. Enjoy the sunshine this weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday! ☺️

06/04/18

News flash! Extra revision material has been uploaded to the shared Google Drive folder for our Year 6 children! https://t.co/t0FKQygtoA Enjoy! ☺️

04/04/18

Retweeted From Ted Burch

https://t.co/zOEKr4sEYS has every word from the KS2 spelling curriculum. Every word is read aloud and included in a sentence for context. Every syllable is read aloud. Choose to practice or take a test. Results can be printed. Will work on any device and is completely free. https://t.co/PxoNlISaD9

31/03/18

👍 https://t.co/QikV12IRqV

29/03/18

Year 6 parents- we have emailed a letter regarding a CHANGE IN DATE to the Year 6 Residential in July. Letter can also be found on website under News and Events!

29/03/18

We wish all of our parents and carers a Happy Easter- we hope you have a restful break! 🐣🐰

29/03/18

Well done to all the winners of the PTA Easter egg and bonnet competition! Your efforts were absolutely fantastic!

29/03/18

Working till the bitter end!!! Yr 6 solving maths challenges using QR codes hidden around the school, in order to solve the Easter anagram! https://t.co/ePdVjc5vea

29/03/18

Southgate Primary finishes today at 12.15pm - please collect your child from the playground at 12.15pm.

29/03/18

Over the last two days Mexico Class have been making and playing with our fractions loop cards https://t.co/H9DfOhLxrd

28/03/18

Amazing Easter bonnets from EYFS...cute! https://t.co/ecM9Nl5JzK

27/03/18

Also a big well done to Alfie-Lee, for being the FASTEST rockstar in the school, followed very closy by Laiba, and Desmon in third place. ROCK ON!!!

27/03/18

Well done to this little Times Tables Rockstar Superstar - Ethan is the most improved in the whole school! Fantastic! Rock on!!! https://t.co/TbWt9ZAm8k

27/03/18

We take Maths Rockstars VERY seriously here at Southgate....🤪 Rock on Miss Marshall!! ❤️maths https://t.co/ZrsqrGnhrx

27/03/18

Can you guess what our new library theme is....?! https://t.co/Ui2Kaa0gBG

English

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 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Year 3 Writing Objectives 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Year 4 Reading Objectives 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Year 4 Writing Objectives 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Year 5 Reading Objectives 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Year 5 Writing objectives 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Year 6 Reading objectives 02nd Oct 2017 Download
VCOP (Vocabularly, Connectives, Openers,... 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Writing year group objectives 02nd Oct 2017 Download
Blooms Taxonomy 02nd Oct 2017 Download