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15/10/18

Don't forget, our Parents Evening booking system goes live at 12pm today, and is a first come, first serve system. Please call the school office if you experience any difficulties!

12/10/18

Fantastic class assembly 5 Holmes! Thoroughly enjoyed hearing about what you are learning about this term! https://t.co/MMj5SYIEv2

11/10/18

Lots of fun being had in Reception yesterday during their PE lesson! https://t.co/z6dXIQFuJC

08/10/18

Year 1 have been busy bees, building pirate ships! Lovely team work! https://t.co/DWhq6FaeIw

05/10/18

Thank to all our lovely parents & carers who joined us on Wednesday for our curriculum morning. We do hope you enjoyed the experience, and took some useful tips away! Check out the rest of the photos in the gallery on our school website! https://t.co/K8b5Z26ZfI https://t.co/IOKiHujSfb

05/10/18

Year 4 have been learning and exploring ‘Electricity and Circuits’ this week in science. Successfully meeting their challenges to make circuits with ‘bulbs and ‘cells’ https://t.co/dawjfLyJ7g

02/10/18

REMINDER - we are welcoming parents and carers to join us tomorrow morning from 9-10am to join us as we open up our classrooms to allow you an insight into how we teach English! Unfortunately, as it is a lesson, it will not be suitable for younger siblings to attend.

28/09/18

A taster of some of our new prospectus photographs taken by Simon Drake Photography - watch this space for more popping up on our website! https://t.co/qFstd6OOxe

28/09/18

Beautiful singing by 6 Peake this morning in their class assembly! Well done children!

27/09/18

6 Peake Class Assembly is tomorrow morning - we look forward to welcoming parents & carers. Please note, following some confusion last week, siblings within the school won't be watching class assemblies going forward.

27/09/18

We do hope as many Parents & Carers will join us next Wednesday 3rd October from 9-10am, where teachers will be opening up their classrooms and allowing you to observe how English is taught at Southgate!

25/09/18

Do you have a child starting in Reception in September 2019? If so, we will be running tours with the Headteacher throughout the Autumn term, where you can learn more about our wonderful school! Call Mrs Sullivan on 01293 525 966 to book your place.

24/09/18

It was fantastic to be a part of this day on Friday - our Year 6 children thoroughly enjoyed it! https://t.co/eN6znfDBbO

24/09/18

Don't forget to check the calendar on our website for all the key dates for the Autumn Term! https://t.co/vPexqcYXJC

24/09/18

Year 5 had a lot of fun playing team building games in PE last week! https://t.co/lI6QjEtvZO

21/09/18

Year 6 had a wonderful morning at The Hawth taking part in the annual Junior Citizen event! They learned all about staying safe whilst out and about. 😎👍 https://t.co/rHzDdLoTNU

21/09/18

This week in year 1 we have been working hard on our handwriting. We have been ordering sentences and we made paper boats to sail around the world. https://t.co/Djti5qQ2UY

18/09/18

We have had a brilliant morning with Simon Drake Photography today, taking updated photos for our prospectus. The children looked so smart in their new uniform!

14/09/18

Year 5 have enjoyed a busy first week - doing a Mayan artifacts investigation, playing the maths game "nice and nasty" and preparing and delivering a presentation on a Mayan city - well done Year 5! https://t.co/zE00WvQ7hG

14/09/18

Year 1 have enjoyed exploring numbers to ten this week. They have been learning to write, count and recognise these numbers and have enjoyed getting creative with their learning by drawing number in glitter and building them with pasta. https://t.co/NaxNhovsSm

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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