English - Southgate Primary School
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07/08/18

☺️👍 https://t.co/brrYm5R3wq

20/07/18

Have a great summer! 😜 https://t.co/nvguc1jnpa

20/07/18

And that’s a wrap! A huge thank you to each and every parent for their help and support this year. The entire team would like to wish you all a very happy and safe summer! ☀️

20/07/18

SCHOOL FINISHES AT 12.15pm TODAY! Please make sure you are here to collect your child promptly!

20/07/18

REMINDER - Year 6 Leavers Assembly at 9am today!

19/07/18

A reminder that school closes at 12.15pm tomorrow!

17/07/18

Year 6 parents. We’re doing well for time! Expected return time is 7:45. ☺️👍

17/07/18

Year 6 parents. The children have had an amazing day at Kidzania! They’re now enjoying the final experience of the day... a long traffic congested drive home(!) We’ll keep you updated but we can confirm we will be later than 7:30.

17/07/18

A reminder that tmrw we will be having a Great Book Giveaway! Due to a surplus of library books, we are giving away booos tmrw in the hall at 3pm in exchange for a small donation. See you there!

17/07/18

Dear , Thank you so much for allowing our Year 6 children to be the first to try your workshop! The children have had an incredible time making, playing and discovering. Magical memories have indeed been created today. ☺️ https://t.co/Pg6Rj4dF1B

17/07/18

Yr6 have been busy coding this morning on the school switches, designing and coding steering wheels, guitars and cat flaps! https://t.co/3B9lHMoWTL

17/07/18

Thank you for coming to watch! https://t.co/ixvp47b3gT

17/07/18

Very proud of our Year 6 children! https://t.co/tgceQ8aMFZ

17/07/18

Brilliant day had by all yesterday for Year 6!! Cinema screening of the premiere of their movie “The Greatest Yeargroup” followed by lunch and bowling! What a way to end their time with us at Southgate! https://t.co/WdQusZzq92

17/07/18

We had a whole school attendance assembly to celebrate excellent attendance over the term and year. Certificates were given out, extra playtime rewards were given. A special few children who achieved 100% attendance had a film session with some sweet treats & goodies! Well done! https://t.co/B7oZ1Lf1Qa

17/07/18

Whole class mark making keeping Ireland class cool and calm in our last week! https://t.co/1oseTVhXa1

16/07/18

Here we go...The Greatest Yeargroup premiere is about to happen at Cineworld Crawley! The red carpet is laid, we are awaiting the arrival of the mayor!

14/07/18

Oh, and speaking of Monday... All Year 6 children come to school as normal. Parents and carers can meet their children at the Cineworld foyer at approx 10:10 for a 10:30 start. Full uniform please. 😎

14/07/18

What a busy week it’s been! A huge thank you to all parents and carers who came along yesterday and took part in our GLF one year in celebration day 👍 We hope you enjoy the weekend and look forward to seeing you all Monday feeling fresh!

13/07/18

🎵If you go down to the woods today...🎵 Early years are enjoying their Teddy bear picnic with parents and carers 🐻! We have had a wonderful day celebrating being part of the GLF! https://t.co/xxlNn2sGDw

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