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Amazing islands made by James and Liam - they were very resourceful with toilet paper rolls, cardboard, tissue paper and paint to create these beauties! Well done both, very impressive!


Year 2 had a lovely afternoon baking session yesterday as part of their food topic - flapjacks, fairy cakes and iced biscuits were on the menu! They smelt amazing, we are sure they tasted just as good!


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Our West Sussex schools have one more open event each before the January 15 Deadline. See our advert on the back cover of RH Uncovered - the January 2019 edition.


REMINDER: children can wear their own clothes tomorrow, along with a festive winter jumper, in exchange for £1 donation to Save the Children!


This week in Year 1 we have enjoyed making and describing 2D shapes monsters


ETA for the children travelling back from the British Museum is 4.30pm!


On Friday 16th November, Southgate Primary got spotty. Children came to school wearing spotty clothes and accessories - they looked fantastic! As a school, we raised an impressive £411.40! Well done children, that really is an amount to be proud of!


Thank you Earhart airlines, for taking us on a wonderful flight this morning in your class assembly! Merci Beaucoup, et tres bien!!




Year 6 today enjoyed a free screening at Cineworld of Al Gore’s ‘an inconvenient sequel’ followed by a live Q&A. A very powerful film which built on their ‘Climate Crusaders’ learning journey perfectly. The children were utterly brilliant and received much deserved praise! 😎


Do you have a little one starting reception in September 2019? Come and find out more about Southgate Primary School! We are holding tours between now and Christmas, please contact Mrs Sullivan on 01293 525 966 to book a place on a tour.


Hedgehog class!


Owl class in Reception are loving Children in Need day! They have raised even more money by filling the Pudsey Bear with 1p and 2p's!


Children in Need day is TODAY! Children are able to come to school in spotty clothes/accessories in exchange for a £1 donation for this amazing cause. Please also bring your 1p and 2p’s to fill the Pudsey pictures!


REMINDER: Year 4 trip to British Museum. Slips and payment need to be received by TOMOROW. Hard copies are in the office if needed.


Book Fair this afternoon from 3.15pm! Lovely selection of books and great prices - don't miss out!


In Year 1, we have been creating ‘freeze frames’ from our story 'The Tiger who came to Tea'. We are immersing ourselves in the text to get ready to write a recount of the story. Great fun!


Parents Evening is in full swing here tonight - look forward to welcoming parents and carers to the school.


Year 6 are all settled ready for a fabulous screening!


Come and support the school and visit our fantastic book fair today in the small hall at 3:15pm. Cash and card payments accepted! Every book purchased means more free books for our school library!

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Philosophy

At Southgate Primary School we believe the child is at the centre of learning and they learn best when they feel safe, are motivated and are having fun. We work in partnership to ensure all children are supported to be able to reach their full potential.  We achieve this by believing every child, family and member of staff matters. We need to consistently work together to tailor education to meet the child’s individual needs. 

Our Aims

We provide an environment which is welcoming, friendly, safe and exciting for your child to learn in. Children are encouraged to make friends, be confident, independent and investigative of their surroundings, enabling them to reach their full potential regardless of race, culture, ability, gender or religion. We promote a love of learning and a positive attitude towards themselves and others. We work together to value everyone’s contributions and ideas to improve children’s learning experience. We feel it is important to see education as a learning experience where you continually reflect, adapt and improve practise to meet the child’s individual needs.

The Early Years Foundation stage 2017

Play underpins all development and learning for young children. Most children play spontaneously, although some may need adult support, and it is through play that they develop intellectually, creatively, physically, socially and emotionally.

Practises Guidance For the Early Years Foundation Stage DfES Publications 2007

There are seven areas of learning and development that make up the EYFS;


Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language Development
Physical Development


Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design


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