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18/07/19

REMINDER: School closes at 12.15pm tomorrow for the summer break. Please pick up your child promptly at this time!

18/07/19

An emotional send off to our lovely Year 6 children today at their leavers assembly. We wish them all the very best as they leave us tomorrow and move on to the next phase in their education

16/07/19

We can't wait to see out Year 6 children perform Oliver today! They have worked so hard, and are really excited to show parents and carers at 2pm and 6.30pm. Break a leg! https://t.co/kEVDqpeUBF

04/07/19

We had a visit from Crawley library to launch this year’s exciting summer reading challenge: ‘Space Race’. It’s free for families to take part and you have all summer to collect fun rewards as you read & complete the challenge! https://t.co/GaebgxVJ4B

04/07/19

We have had a wonderful day we have had at Southgate for our Sports Day! The sun was shining, the children were smiling, and everyone had a fantastic time! Well done to all those who took part - winner to be announced on Monday! https://t.co/Zw6GDrZfHa

01/07/19

Thank you - what a fantastic talk at our annual GLF Conference last Friday about a creative curriculum. You kept us smiling and laughing the whole way through!

01/07/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Congratulations to our trainees from the 2018-19 cohort gaining QTS today! We are extremely proud of you and your achievements this year. Thank you to all of our partnership schools for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend

01/07/19

Retweeted From LimeTreeRedhill

Curriculum inspiration from today with and Merstham Primary. Inspiring teachers to inspire children!

25/06/19

Year 6 are learning to sew different stitches so that we can make slippers as part of our DT project... further photos to follow of the finished articles! https://t.co/LdTP8WqKRi

24/06/19

Retweeted From Forge Wood Primary

First Ofsted report and we are Outstanding across the board - what a result! Huge thanks to everyone involved with our wonderful school. https://t.co/0BqfecNhAm https://t.co/DE8PizHKCy

24/06/19

Donaldson class have been looking after caterpillars this half term, and last week we finally got to release them! The children were so excited! Thank you to Lewis's mum for donating the caterpillars for us to see grow into beautiful butterflies https://t.co/r02lBtCsJv

19/06/19

It’s national “ Thank a Teacher Day” today! We would like to thank all of our wonderful teachers at Southgate for all they do for the children.

18/06/19

Unfortunately due to the weather forecast of heavy rain overnight and tomorrow, we are cancelling sports day for tomorrow. This will be rescheduled and a new date shared ASAP.

13/06/19

Kerr Class really enjoyed visiting the new school library and spent time choosing a book each to borrow. We will enjoy reading these books in class as a morning activity. We are looking forward to visiting the library a lot more this half term! https://t.co/lMfgPlAhDf

13/06/19

We are delighted to welcome a British athlete into school today! Ricky Lukatome is a cross country runner, and will be speaking to the all classes throughout the course of today. Children and staff are all dressed up in their sports gear to mark the occasion!

11/06/19

Thank you to all those who attended the library opening last week! We hope you enjoyed it. Also, a huge thank you to Rosie and Phil Mitchell, of West Sussex Chiropractic Clinic for your very kind donation of books to our wonderful new library! https://t.co/284ImFQsBB

11/06/19

We are really looking forward to meet out new Reception parents for the welcome meeting this evening at 6pm!

04/06/19

REMINDER - our fantastic "Secret Garden" Library has it's grand opening tomorrow after school - please come along and share a book with your child, and enjoy a slice of cake!

21/05/19

Your school needs YOU! Don't forget our Friends of Southgate meeting tomorrow morning at 9.15am - ALL WELCOME!

16/05/19

Our lovely ducklings are enjoying their last full day with our Reception children - they have loved all their cuddles! https://t.co/bpnCFisQV2

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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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