Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

23/02/18

Come and join us on Saturday 24th February at 10-2pm at the West Sussex Recruitment Fair @ Ifield Community College. Interested in a career in teaching? Come and talk to us at the Southgate stand!

22/02/18

Don't forget about our Parent Coffee Morning next Wednesday 28th February at 9am where we will be discussing Uniform. Come and join us, all welcome!

22/02/18

Who is yet to complete our Parent survey? Please log on now and have your say! https://t.co/l8lzw8Qdqf

20/02/18

Parents - make sure you read the letter that was emailed today (and on our website under News and Events) regarding the Parent Survey we would like you to participate in!

20/02/18

Come and join us on Saturday 24th February at 10-2pm at the West Sussex Recruitment Fair @ Ifield Community College. Interested in a career in teaching? Come and talk to us at the Southgate stand!

20/02/18

Who will be tweeting with us in the school hall on Friday at 3.30pm! Mr McGivern is excited to share his expertise (he is a Twitter GENIUS!!)

19/02/18

Peru class have been making fruit salads for our topic, 'What's on the menu?'. We had a great time preparing and chopping the fruit and an even better time eating it! We are now ready to write a recount about the experience in our Literacy lessons! https://t.co/UvLpwCYadB

19/02/18

Twitter masterclass for parents this Friday at 3.30pm in the school hall! Struggle with understanding how to retweet? Not sure what a hashtag is? Want to know what it means to trend on Twitter? Come and join us!

19/02/18

Fab article, thanks https://t.co/MazrupzlWc

19/02/18

Welcome back to school! We hope you had a restful half term, and you're ready for the second half of the Spring Term!

17/02/18

Retweeted From chris mcgivern

As a teacher , part of the , I was privileged to take 4 fantastic children on a special school trip today. A trip to experience ‘S newest product at The Science Museum. truly IS a magical mixture of ‘Make, Play and Discover’ 😍 https://t.co/5ulWUTW7iT

17/02/18

Some of our Year 6 children are having an amazing time at The London Science Museum at an exclusive preview event for ‘s newest educational toy - ☺️😍👍 https://t.co/jkX3wkmxyB

17/02/18

Retweeted From chris mcgivern

We’re here!!! Get ready 😜☺️🤓 https://t.co/jY34hcOMvt

17/02/18

Retweeted From chris mcgivern

are on the way to preview today! We’re coming 😍😎👍 https://t.co/W5sDpFyhC2

09/02/18

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Eventually, half term is here! Thank you to every single one of the employees for helping make a truly positive difference to the children and students in our schools. Now it's time to rest, relax and re-charge! https://t.co/caLYSsQ007

09/02/18

Can you guess which cookies were under Mr McGivern’s watch from the last tweet?!!!!

09/02/18

Can you guess which cookies were under Mr McGivern’s watch? https://t.co/PCkIWwY1BU

09/02/18

Year 6 today had a ‘special session’ as a reward for Dojo points! Excited faces of cookie bakers! https://t.co/kYvvculYnu

09/02/18

Parents - please look at your emails sent today. We are running a Parent Feedback Survey, and would like you to complete this online! The link have been emailed :)

09/02/18

We break up for half term today AT THE NORMAL TIME! We hope you all have a lovely week off :)

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