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27/05/22

God Save Our Gracious Queen, Long Live Our Noble Queen, God Save The Queen. We had a fantastic time at our Jubilee Celebrations today. The children looked amazing, as did Mr Watson! https://t.co/2S0LDIxjX3

25/05/22

I can feel my heart beat...science in Morpurgo Class https://t.co/jr6TnaD39S

18/05/22

Campbell Class have been reading Michael Rosen's Going on Bear Hunt. They used props to retell the story. https://t.co/SozuVcTgDY

16/05/22

Sitting in the sunshine with a good book. https://t.co/H29e7rmZHv

12/05/22

In Year 6 we were all ready for SATs this week after a hearty breakfast with our friends. https://t.co/g0cLttV4zW

09/05/22

Congratulations to Mrs Shanmugasundaram who has helped raise money through the run for very worthwhile charities including St Catherine's Hospice. Well done, we are so proud of you. https://t.co/WB9XfexjAk

06/05/22

Amazing writing from L in Year 2. What super progress she has made. https://t.co/6t6Bo9Z0ci

06/05/22

Our Reception Class visted Ashdown Forest yesterday. They built dens, found Winnie the Pooh, walked for miles and fell asleep on the way home. It was a great day. https://t.co/ItDBCtGXRz

05/05/22

We love reading at Southgate. Indoors, outdoors, any time, anywhere. We love our playground story chair. https://t.co/vQ0yNRY7NH

26/04/22

A new day, a new week and a new term. https://t.co/88VGIRFJRd

25/04/22

I think all the children have grown taller over the break. Welcome back every one. https://t.co/CuFEPqALKZ

08/04/22

Winners of our Egg Competition. Well done you creative lot! https://t.co/meXkeSNh0W

06/04/22

Dinosaur databases in Year 3 https://t.co/8OigTsXEKV

04/04/22

We have been learning about Easter across our school. Year 2 made some wonderful Easter gardens. https://t.co/7Xtt7fIUxB

31/03/22

We love numbers in Campbell Class https://t.co/fnmWgsjjkq

27/03/22

Happy Mothers Day to all the special people that love us and look after us from Southgate Primary School https://t.co/bFTbD9Qloi

25/03/22

Getting ready for Mothers Day on Sunday 27th March 2022 https://t.co/eNKM541t7K

21/03/22

Year 5 are taking part in a local schools rugby competition today. Good luck to you all. https://t.co/VIJn6uswuU

18/03/22

Rockstar Day at Southgate Primary to celebrate Red Nose Day https://t.co/mO7LNjnoGK

17/03/22

Experimenting with carbon dioxide in Year 6 https://t.co/L999YBrWLZ

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.