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13/12/18

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! https://t.co/fCGz6qL4xc

13/12/18

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! https://t.co/B7oaWFSMWb

13/12/18

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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. https://t.co/3u8NSEQazx

13/12/18

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

30/11/18

This week in Year 1 we have enjoyed making and describing 2D shapes monsters https://t.co/F9nWsPCPud

29/11/18

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

27/11/18

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! https://t.co/vzShR79aBK

23/11/18

Thank you Earhart airlines, for taking us on a wonderful flight this morning in your class assembly! Merci Beaucoup, et tres bien!! https://t.co/Z3vwkSdhgl

21/11/18

🙏😎 https://t.co/i8vJN37qLB

20/11/18

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! 😎 https://t.co/upjvGDSo4q

20/11/18

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. https://t.co/DNdx78n5Yy

16/11/18

Hedgehog class! https://t.co/PVM3sDeQSL

16/11/18

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! https://t.co/S5wnKR41Uh

16/11/18

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!

13/11/18

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

09/11/18

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

09/11/18

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! https://t.co/sB6wyEaCsv

08/11/18

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

08/11/18

Year 6 are all settled ready for a fabulous screening! https://t.co/LcOfV9zZfY

06/11/18

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!

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.