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26/07/21

We loved our cake from Dorian's Mum. A big thank you to Southgate Staff https://t.co/H0UP2PFH0C

23/07/21

Year 6 had a 'Posh Do' to celebrate their time at Southgate. Cocktails, pizza, icecream and fun times with friends. The perfect end for a superb year group! 'You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!' Dr Seuss https://t.co/J4zl8VtgnR

22/07/21

The farm visited today with some very unusual animals. We met a bearded dragon from Australia, an armadillo from Africa with his friend the tortoise. We also said hello to some hens, some guinea pigs and Joey the kitten. It was fantastic! https://t.co/18XxZQj0YX

11/07/21

We have had the most amazing two days at school with a Samba workshop and a calypso day. The children were beaming when they learned how to play the samba beat or the steel pans. Max said 'It was the best day ever!' https://t.co/Niggb7dj4w

10/07/21

We have had the most amazing two days at school with a Samba workshop and a calypso day. The children were beaming when they learned how to play the samba beat or the steel pans. Max said 'It was the best day ever!' https://t.co/q5hSplt6um

09/07/21

Southgate School are cheering on Gareth Southgate and the England Team with our red and white day and our 3 minutes of fame on Heart FM. Good luck on Sunday...bring it home! https://t.co/aGvkBhi0La

23/06/21

Thank you to all our amazing staff at Southgate. (but we couldn't do what we do without our brilliant children and supportive Parents) Well Done to the Southgate Team! https://t.co/LR4pulKvl6

14/06/21

We're all going on a summer holiday (or staycation) Year 1 are learning all about holidays in this term's topic. They have paddling pools, ice cream kiosks and sand to learn about the seaside. https://t.co/L0m330kThh

11/06/21

At the end of last half term we celebrated Good News at Southgate Here are our Year 6 Superstars. lead learners and respectful. We also had Spelling Shed and tT Rockstar winners https://t.co/YedBGarqFE

10/06/21

We celebrated Good News before half term. Teachers chose super learners and children that were respectful. Here are our youngest Good News Super Stars https://t.co/lagFXf5Pos

28/05/21

Our 4 and 5 year olds went on a bug hunt. They found woodlice, snails, slugs, worms, beetles and even a millipede. The children wrote down some words to describe the bugs they found. They said the woodlouse ‘is bumpy’ and 'tickly' https://t.co/c8h76MvEmj

27/05/21

Year 6, Horowitz Class made trancadis-effect vases in Art, inspired by the architect, Antoni Gaudi, who used broken bits of pottery to create this effect on the facades of his building designs. As you can see, they used paper mache and tissue paper to create the effect. https://t.co/khteR2Mu2i

22/05/21

We love art at Southgate. Year 4 have been printing, it takes great concentration. They are sampling their prints in their art book. https://t.co/mdttOseG5C

20/05/21

In Year 6, we have been designing houses using Tinkercad, a fantastic piece of 3D design software. We have learned to manipulate objects and have created some pretty wacky designs that we are adding to each week. https://t.co/7awCULjRE6

14/05/21

Year 1 have been learning about the tradition of Shabbat. This happens each week in Jewish households, it is Friday night dinner, when all the family come together. https://t.co/EKaO6fbJlD

13/05/21

Year 2 have been learning about Eid Happy Eid everyone from all of us at Southgate Primary https://t.co/AVWXlz0euF

07/05/21

When you are in Reception Class at Southgate Primary you learn maths in so many different ways - number, pattern, quantity and money. We love maths at Southgate https://t.co/rOJOvYZtZ5

03/05/21

London's Burning, London's Burning - Year 2 are excited to learn about the Great Fire of London as part of their history topic this half term. Just look at this display - all created by the year 2 team - children and staff. https://t.co/RaBnRxoyWc

30/04/21

We launched Spelling Shed in Years 1 to 6 at Southgate. This is a program designed to support spelling skills through games and competitions. Our teachers were busy bees helping us with our spellings. https://t.co/kfsWkz50zt

26/04/21

New learning about new life. Year 2 have been exploring seeds in science. https://t.co/hHOfabY8yw

British Values

At Southgate Primary School we actively take opportunities to teach British values: 

  • Democracy

  • Rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect

  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

Democracy:

Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council; the elections of the pupil council are based solely on pupil votes. Pupils are also given opportunities to put themselves forward for other responsibilities within the school.

The Importance of Laws:

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Our Southgate Seven system teaches pupils the importance of shared rules and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Fire Service and the police are regular parts of our calendar and help to reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices confidently and safely. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely. This is explored, for example, through our E-Safety curriculum and PSHE lessons. Throughout the academic year, pupils are offered the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular clubs, workshops and events which allow them to exercise their individual choice.

Mutual Respect:

Part of our whole school ethos and behaviour system has revolved around our Southgate Seven rules for Excellent Behaviour. These are central to every aspect of the children’s learning and allow us to talk about how we learn, foster excellent behaviour and give the children lifelong skills. Pupils follow the Southgate Seven in every aspect of school life and have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what the Southgate Seven means and how they are shown. The whole school uses the Southgate Seven to reinforce good conduct and parents are encouraged to reinforce this at home. 

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs:

At Southgate, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and, where possible, members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within their classes and the whole school. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices are followed up and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. Our RE and PSHE curriculum have designated topic areas to focus on and celebrate similarities and differences in other faiths and beliefs. Assemblies, theme weeks and workshops offer pupils enriched experiences to deepen their understanding, tolerance and knowledge of our culturally diverse society.

Assemblies:

British values are central to our assemblies through the teaching of the Southgate Seven and through highlighting and commemorating key events past and present. These include Remembrance Day which teaches the children about the impact that the two World wars had on Britain and the role that Britain played. Children are also given the opportunity to purchase poppies and the whole school takes part in a minutes silence to show their respect for the thousands that lost their lives during these times.

In recent years we have celebrated key British events such as the Olympic Games, the Royal wedding, the Golden Jubilee and the birth of the Royal baby through special assemblies and themed lessons. Throughout the school year, children learn about and support different charities and take part in events such as Christmas Jumper Day and Children in Need. 

British Values in the Curriculum:

British Values comes through our curriculum throughout the school. Please see the attached grids for more detail as to how this is done at Southgate.