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Retweeted From Jen@GLFTT

Calling all ⤵️


Look huge!


Have you checked out our News and Events page on the website? Keeps you up to date with what is going on in the school! Can you spot your child learning?


Our Year 3 "smarties" have been busy estimating, measuring, dividing, as they work their way through their maths problems...using smarties!


Do you have a child starting Reception in September 2019? Why not join us at Southgate Primary tomorrow at 2pm for a tour of the school with the Headteacher! Call us to book your space - 01293 525 966. We look forward to welcoming you!


This morning, Evil Pea left Hedgehog and Owl class in a big mess! We are on the case!


Wishing all our parents and carers a Happy New Year! Welcome back to school - we are looking forward to a busy and enjoyable Spring Term!


Retweeted From carole davies

GLF Schools are honoured to be sharing the outside cover of the January RH Uncovered magazine with Snow Patrol! (Certain editions only, due to be delivered this week.) Our West Sussex Primary Schools each have one more open event before the application deadline of 15 January 2019


Retweeted From Chestnut Park School

Chestnut Park will be recruiting teachers for September 2019 in the Spring Term- please get in touch if you are interested in joining our dynamic team.


Merry Christmas! 🎄✨💫☺️


REMINDER! School finishes at 12.15pm today! Wishing all our Parents & Carers a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!


Party time in Year 6 yesterday! Sounds like all the children across the school enjoyed their class Christmas parties!


Kerr class are enjoying a pyjama Xmas party this afternoon!


A brilliant attempt at pin the tail on Rudolph by Kerr class during their Xmas party!


Year 3 are ready for their Xmas party this afternoon!!! Enjoy!


What a fantastic nativity from Reception and Year 1 children! Beautiful singing, very cute costumes, and a huge amount of effort! Well done children, and thank you to the teachers who worked tirelessly to put it together!


We are looking forward to the first of two performances by Reception & Year 1's "An Easy, Cheesy Nativity"!! Break a leg!


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!


Retweeted From carole davies

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.

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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