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23/10/20

Amazing writing from Year 6 inspired by Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf https://t.co/SLChbAbNkZ

21/10/20

Year 6 Mythical Creatures - monochrome collages of the Minotaur by Horowitz and Morpurgo Classes. https://t.co/uUuGeG3rYW

16/10/20

What a busy week. Year 2 have been burying treasure, writing positional language instructions and sending Mrs Javaid off to find it...she was last seen buying a huge bag of sweets!! Jeffers Class were making gruesome mixtures around the cauldron using good verbs. https://t.co/t0txK86d1G

13/10/20

Burningham Class thinking about Andy Goldsworthy with their natural portraits. https://t.co/A0PeY86ysg

08/10/20

What a busy week in Year 3 at Southgate. Super science, remarkable reading and magnificent math. We work them hard at our school! https://t.co/usjlBxdGhG

01/10/20

Dancing in P.E. Year 1 are not only keeping fit but are learning directional words. 'Slide to the left, right foot this time' Thank you Cha-Cha Slide! https://t.co/jMH0WqfxhD

29/09/20

Engaging with Parents and Carers is important to us. Have you downloaded the app to see what your child is learning? https://t.co/ZD4l9Kjp2a

25/09/20

Look who is a behaviour Super Star in Campbell and Carle Class today. Southgate's new Reception Children are amazing - brave, independent and resilient! https://t.co/QOhQ1dzgEJ

22/05/20

It's Fancy Dress Friday at Southgate. We all dressed up to mark the end of half term - can you guess who is who? https://t.co/mmHAOc0ShV

22/05/20

It's Fancy Dress Friday at Southgate. We all dressed up to mark the end of half term - can you guess who is who? https://t.co/thpBJtZ48L

30/04/20

A lovely poem received from Iman and Zoya - thank you so much https://t.co/Auw04Gt6RV

17/04/20

Have a great weekend everyone ☺️ https://t.co/N3ihSEw6KR

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

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