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21/06/18

Peru class are worked so hard on their story for their hot write yesterday morning, you could hear a pin drop in there! https://t.co/dqE6S2pNMI

21/06/18

What a fab day that was! https://t.co/n48mA8gKBI

19/06/18

Some more group photos from our AMAZING Year 6 trip to Chessington last week! Thanks again and ! What a day! https://t.co/6hNk1tyL40

19/06/18

Today in Mexico we’ve been playing lots of games to help us remember our Roman Numerals https://t.co/47Z6bUJoBo

18/06/18

We hope our parents read the letter we emailed regarding Fortnite, the video game. Please can we stress that this game is NOT appropriate for primary school aged children. The letter, along with advice from the NSPCC can be found on our website under the Letter and Document zone.

18/06/18

Our fantastic Breakfast and After School Club "Kids Like Us" are offering FREE TRIAL sessions! Want to see what they can offer? Call them on 07761 230 571 or pop in and see them NOW! https://t.co/MDrSqrg87q

18/06/18

Ireland Class we couldn't be more proud of you! Your assembly on Friday was amazing, you sang beautifully! For the parents who missed it because of Eid we are looking for another date to perform again. So you can still enjoy seeing your children's had work! Ireland Class Team

15/06/18

Year six parents update. Arrival is closer to 5:45 now.

15/06/18

Year six parents, based on traffic, we hope to get back for 5:30! 👍

15/06/18

Year 1 practitising for Sports Day https://t.co/NbIR87Qk2W

15/06/18

Year 1 practising for Sports Day https://t.co/Cr26pMbpdv

15/06/18

Enjoying your new Tiger Falls 👍 https://t.co/cwXOBRgQ1U

15/06/18

Retweeted From Aureus School

Eid Mubarak to our staff, students & families. Enjoy your celebrations. https://t.co/iC8yQiOG1j

15/06/18

He was fabulous! 🙏 https://t.co/ew7aoYRgVt

15/06/18

👇😎 https://t.co/33yx4PJGHQ

15/06/18

Uh oh Miss Westlake.... https://t.co/VLHwKDpRFg

15/06/18

is AMAZING! https://t.co/ALE10nMtTR

15/06/18

Look out Year six are coming thanks to ☺️☺️😅 https://t.co/ey4kIkuIlf

15/06/18

Safari Sam has arrived, and is ready to entertain the year 6 children on their way to Chessington! https://t.co/8Hf3ndM1fZ

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