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15/03/19

To celebrate the end of science week, and to raise money for , Southgate Primary school has been taken over by scientists!!! Some fantastic costumes on display today, more pictures to follow....! https://t.co/sW1ClTG3de

12/03/19

Wow weren't our Year 2 children brave! Looking at and touching these amazing creatures! https://t.co/DKGzBNVhrf

12/03/19

Creepy crawlies in school today - Year 2's are enjoying a Zoolab workshop!! Pictures to follow....

12/03/19

We thoroughly enjoyed World Book Day last week - some brilliant outfits from both staff and children! https://t.co/YTfR28yn6r

01/03/19

REMINDER - World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March - children are able to come into school dressed as their favourite book character!

15/02/19

Well done to our WINNER of the Early Years Valentines hamper, Mrs Sands! Thank you to all EYFS parents for buying raffle tickets - the team are excited to be able to use the funds for resources for the children! https://t.co/NbOGf8tIdz

15/02/19

Wow- Beautiful work by Samuel in Year 1 - he made a comic book about Traction Man! Beautiful writing, so creative, well done! https://t.co/ZDzDNSLJ5h

15/02/19

Thank you to Parents/Carers who came to view the Home Learning yesterday afternoon. The work on display was absolutely brilliant -well done to all our children for their hard work this half term! https://t.co/QGOxdcUzjj

14/02/19

Retweeted From carole davies

To all prospective Kilnwood Vale Primary School parents. Today is officially the last day to apply for a nursery place. So if you are still thinking of applying please do it today! Link to our website & application form -https://t.co/c8aAavTVRx & https://t.co/ZDNZITvPDh KVPS https://t.co/NDYpCli0mr

14/02/19

We were very lucky to have a visit from a paramedic and nurse today in Owls and Hedgehogs. They taught us all about their jobs and let us have a go with their equipment, we loved pretending to be a nurse or paramedic! https://t.co/J2xLC89THS

11/02/19

Another wonderful piece of topic work produced by Year 5 - a news report on the beast from the east for our What a Wonderful World topic! https://t.co/uBF8jd8deJ

08/02/19

We have some wonderful display boards around the school at the moment - super impressive work is being produced by our children! https://t.co/oPynywC0An

08/02/19

Interested in a career within GLF schools? Come and find us at the Recruitment Fair THIS SATURDAY at Ifield Community College form 10-2pm! https://t.co/POfIrB1FKu

05/02/19

It's Safer Internet Day! Reception children have met Smartie the Penguin today, the clever penguin who learns how to stay safe on the internet! https://t.co/PN8SmVK7SW

01/02/19

Reception had great fun today! We looked at the footprints that had been left. The children applied their previous learning suggesting they could be from the Gingerbread man or the Evil Pea! They saw animal footprints too and thought this may be the Gingerbreads Cat - who knows?! https://t.co/A2r9N9f8MO

31/01/19

Thank you to Parents & Carers who joined us on our curriculum morning on Wednesday! Lovely to see so many of you there, and we hope you took away some useful information about how to support your child with their Maths learning at home. https://t.co/C2Uy8z1oot

29/01/19

In Year 1, we have been reading Traction Man. We had a very hands on lesson to help us generate adjectives in readiness for our writing! https://t.co/QFuKCZlZAW

29/01/19

Parents and Carers - we are looking forward to opening our classroom doors to you tomorrow morning from 9-10. Come and see how maths is taught at Southgate Primary! Unfortunately as this will be a lesson, it will not be suitable for younger children. See you tomorrow!

25/01/19

REMINDER- We are welcoming parents & carers next Wednesday for our Curriculum Morning between 9 and 10am. You will be able to see how maths is taught within school, and learn techniques on how to support your child at home with their learning. We look forward to you joining us!

22/01/19

Retweeted From Jen@GLFTT

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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.