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24/01/22

It was annual Moustache Day at Southgate on Friday. A chance to don a moustache just to bring a smile to our faces on a dull Friday in January. It certainly made us all giggle! https://t.co/CxGxKM5ONE

22/01/22

Our Year 6 boys football team won the Thomas Bennett Crawley Football League last week with a record of 7 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses. The boys were amazing and deserved their victory. Well done boys. https://t.co/vXqR9r9kLR

21/01/22

Year 4 Dahl Class started their drumming lassons last week. They are learning about base and tone and how to present this on a drum. It was noisy but fun. https://t.co/tZBhA5VlGE

19/01/22

Keeping Healthy in Campbell Class by learning how to brush our teeth https://t.co/VvGpiLAUOp

14/01/22

Welcome to the Southgate Space Station! Year 5 began their learning this half term pretending to go to astronaut training camp - look who made it through. To infinity and beyond.............. https://t.co/31FSvKGXPp

12/01/22

Dahl Class made potions to launch this half terms learning in science. They ere observing the effects of mixing liquids. https://t.co/FC2gCykmfp

10/01/22

Campbell Class have been learning about healthy eating and how important a healthy breakfast is. They tried lots of different food and enjoyed every bite. https://t.co/GVwTNGrV75

06/01/22

Each half term we have our Good News Assembly where we celebrate super learners and key characteristics. This half term we spotted positive children, those that see the good in all they do, have a smile on their face and embrace change and challenge. We are proud of you! https://t.co/GNbZ4LwQEX

06/01/22

Each half term we have our Good News Assembly where we celebrate super learners and key characteristics. This half term we spotted positive children, those that see the good in all they do, have a smile on their face and embrace change and challenge. We are proud of you! https://t.co/mDz4KAOsuH

05/01/22

We are looking forward to seeing you all back at school for a new week, a new term and a new year. https://t.co/9eKexLeYqo

17/12/21

All that remains to be said is... https://t.co/BEhAon7kYg

16/12/21

We all enjoyed our Christmas party lunch - there was turkey and crackers and dancing. Christmas 2021 at Southgate Primary. https://t.co/eIv1TeuZLA

15/12/21

Taking Christmas Jumper Day to the next level. Year 5 team feeling festive! https://t.co/fGaIqkW1DL

14/12/21

It's Christmas Jumper Day at Southgate Primary today. The children looked very festive whilst raising money for Save the Children UK Here are Years R and 6 - their first and last Christmas Jumper Day at Primary School. https://t.co/VeH36Wnuri

27/11/21

At Southgate we learn about different painters and their styles. https://t.co/0rYLSdOp18

26/11/21

Them bones, them bones, them dry bones... Year 3 have been sorting animals into vertebrates with an endoskeleton, invertebrates with an exoskeleton and invertebrates with a hydrostatic skeleton. https://t.co/WgcAYLpYoK

24/11/21

Reception have their own Learning Garden. The girls have been giving directions around the garden and also exploring the fairy garden and writing stories about what might happen there. https://t.co/jrJ7NJaDnz

22/11/21

On Friday, Southgate celebrated Children in Need. The children dressed in spotty or yellow clothes and donated 50p towards this super charity. We raised £203. Well done everyone. https://t.co/lwhtEqnfty

22/11/21

In computing Dahl Class has been looking at coding and using sequences to create animations. The children created sequences to make a spaceship travel to the moon, pause, then return to Earth https://t.co/AqYEXTBEAt

17/11/21

Southgate has been thinking about kindness and have been celebrating out unique characteristics during Anti-bullying Week. We wore odd socks to launch our week. https://t.co/dEPnuv2nuY

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