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12/11/19

We are celebrating our differences and individuality today at Southgate- Odd Socks Day 2019! https://t.co/Mn11CQ1nNI

25/10/19

Well done to all the children and staff for a brilliant start to the school year! We hope you all enjoy a well deserved rest, and look forward to seeing you for the second half of the Autumn Term on 4th November! https://t.co/V7qUDBYvJ3

21/10/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Booking is a must for tours - plenty of dates from today to January so come and see how to join the family https://t.co/qMfZgVPT4A https://t.co/B2ZHYJ44ZA

18/10/19

We learn in all different ways at Southgate! https://t.co/3NbaNweUTR

18/10/19

Looking after our staff, so they can look after the children! Thank you Mrs Homer! https://t.co/lfTuVfnbOa

18/10/19

If you are considering Southgate Primary School for your child next September, why not join us on a school tour, and learn more about what we can offer! Tours running throughout the Autumn term, please call 01293 525 966 for more information!

14/10/19

We will be holding school tours across the Autumn Term, and we would be delighted to show you around our wonderful school. Please note that these tours are by appointment only, so it is important to pre-book your space. Please contact the School Office on 01293 525 966 to book.

14/10/19

Was your child born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016? If so, you must apply for their reception school place by 15th January 2020. Why not consider Southgate Primary School?

08/10/19

Lovely to see our Parents and Carers at the Talk for Writing Curriculum morning today - we hope you found it useful!

03/10/19

SPOTTED! Our very talented Taya, from Year 5, has won a Debut child Performer of the Year Award for her performance in The Hunt at the Almeida Theatre, London. We are so incredibly proud of her, what an achievement! https://t.co/9ZLlYSqnF1

03/10/19

REMINDER - School is closed tomorrow, Friday 4th October, for Staff Training.

30/09/19

What a fantastic time our Year 6 children had at the annual Junior Citizen event on Friday - they thoroughly enjoyed the workshops provided. Very proud of how they represented Southgate Primary, with inquisitive questions and great behaviour https://t.co/PK2idpd3j8

27/09/19

Wonderful to see our parents and carers supporting our MacMillan coffee morning today - the cake looks delicious, and we are making money for a fantastic cause! https://t.co/CqDA8DjpgO

24/09/19

Don't forget to join us for our MacMillan coffee morning on Friday 27th September at 9am!

20/09/19

....Mrs Homer is thrilled that she has England but is concerned they'll be trounced by New Zealand (Cowell) or South Africa (Walliams)!

20/09/19

At Southgate we are all rooting for our allocated team in the Rugby World Cup. Teams were chosen at random by Mr Stewart, our P.E Leader, and we look forward to watching the rugby to see how they perform..... https://t.co/uxbYiXw5jJ

16/09/19

Retweeted From Crawley News 24

New primary school for up to 420 pupils opens in Faygate. https://t.co/SnFjOECFUF

16/09/19

We are looking forward to welcoming Parents & Carers to our Meet the Teacher event from 3.30-4.30pm on Wednesday! A chance to visit your child's classroom, meet the teacher, and find out more about the year ahead. This is an informal meeting, no need to pre-book!

09/09/19

Dates for this academic year can now be found on the website, under News and Events - please make note of important upcoming events in your diary!

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

Page Downloads Date  
English Policy 2019 28th Oct 2019 Download
Phonics policy 2019 23rd Sep 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
Blooms Taxonomy 09th Oct 2018 Download