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02/12/20

Vegetables, skittles and painting with spices in Year 2 https://t.co/27YUE7MO7J

30/11/20

Art in Burningham Class is in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the children used fruit and vegetables. They also painted autumn scenes using spices - turmeric, cumin, paprika and cinnamon. They looked good and smelled delicious!

27/11/20

Is your child 5 between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022? Looking for a school place? Contact Southgate primary to hear all about us. https://t.co/2Z7ceoDtsJ

26/11/20

Will your child be 5 years old between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022? Are you looking for a school place? Contact us to hear all about our wonderful school https://t.co/25RzHn7sU9

26/11/20

Max loves dinosaurs. He has been using his models to explore light and shadow. https://t.co/a1JY0hYwSG

25/11/20

Blackman Class participated in an RAF Glider Challenge virtually, with other schools. We had to plan and design a glider based on an RAF aircraft. We tested their gliding ability - one travelled 8.5m! Tommy and C won our class competition for teamwork and creativity. https://t.co/StRmRzMcp0

19/11/20

We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Here are our Year 4 Odd Sockers! https://t.co/5RWhdgwlwK

19/11/20

We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Year 2 learned 'If you can be anything, be kind!' https://t.co/635fCjwIuE

19/11/20

We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Year R had lots of Odd Socks, Year 1 identified people who can help us - the Helpful Tree https://t.co/QZlCxsXiHd

18/11/20

Thank you everyone for your generous contributions! https://t.co/TEbvCIFbJe

16/11/20

Southgate celebrated Children in Need 2020 with a mad hat and hair day. We collected coins to donate to Child in Need. Here are some of the children's crazy creations! https://t.co/ngwazlPE81

16/11/20

Southgate celebrated Children in Need 2020 with a mad hat and hair day. We collected coins to donate to Child in Need. Here are some of the children's crazy creations! https://t.co/mtduD2Ko8e

13/11/20

Today we made diva's, rangoli patterns in paint and chalk and Reception wrote Happy Diwali using their sounds. Year 6 had a talk from our resident expert. Happy Diwali from all of us at Southgate. https://t.co/lTxhDEhNFf

11/11/20

Today we have been learning about Remembrance Day and have had a minutes silence. We have decorated our classroom windows with poppies to respect those who have kept us safe. Lest we forget. https://t.co/KyMBmgxWZA

10/11/20

Year 2 have been learning about Food, Glorious Food. Tasting, smelling, experimenting and having fun. https://t.co/9JEFRgboYW

06/11/20

Word Day at Southgate! What's your favourite word? https://t.co/QRsS678Evl

06/11/20

We celebrated Words today at Southgate. Everyone had to come to school dressed as a word - we had nouns and adjectives in every class. I loved ambivalent, festive, fierce and onomatopoeia! https://t.co/W2PUQMn3yW

05/11/20

In Reception Class, we celebrated Fred the Frog's 4th birthday today. Fred helps us to sound out, blend and read. We had a party for him and wore party hats. We made him a cake, wrapped presents, had balloons, danced and decorated and ate biscuits. We had so much fun! https://t.co/6Eh4nyAKAd

03/11/20

Attendance winners autumn 1 Just look at this figure for our Year 2 Class. A-ma-zing! https://t.co/ulc2sxiNzw

02/11/20

At the end of each half term we all celebrate what we have done well at our Good News Assembly. We did this virtually for the first time! We focused on being resilient in our attitude and learning. Here are our resilience Super Stars. https://t.co/NQcIMTfxeC

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.