Having taught at Argyle House School for over 30 years, I have witnessed many changes. These have included a broader curriculum and improved facilities yet at its heart it still remains the same ethos and standards that were present all those years ago! A small school yes, but with even bigger aspirations.

Mr G Thompson

The school means my life so far it teaches me a lot. I enjoy the playground especially the pirate ship. We like Art, PE and Science. We get taught Maths, English, Art, Geography and Science. There’s so much to do and I enjoy school.

Will

Argyle House School has a lovely family atmosphere. It gives the children the confidence to tackle any part of school. We aim to provide an education that is tailored to each individual.

EYFS Teachers

At Argyle House School there is a great sense of community. Teachers and pupils all know each other very well and the friendly and caring atmosphere makes the school a happy, enjoyable place to work.

Senior Teachers

We have three sons at this school, each with different abilities. The essence of the school is the teaching staff and their ability to cater to the individual needs of our children, drawing on their strengths and supporting their weaknesses. The greatest testament, however, has to be what the boys said when we asked them what they thought of Argyle House School. They said that it was like a home from home, that the teachers were great fun and they enjoyed their lessons. The boys always come home happy and full of chat about their day, as parents we can’t ask for much more than that.

Mr and Mrs Shotton

EYFS Department

Communication, Language and Literacy

This area will come through in most of the curriculum; specific are linking sounds and letters, final and medial phonemes in words and simple blends. The development of fine motor skills and pencil control, writing for different purposes, looking at elements of stories and developing reading skills are also advanced.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

We encourage an interest and curiosity in our surroundings, reflected in greater analytical problem solving skills. Activities may take the format of directed exploration and play involving sand, water and modelling. Examples of the topics covered are: Pets/Minibeasts, Senses/Space, Transport/Growing Things or Jungle/Park.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

These skills are developed to enable the child to recognise and appreciate the need to conform to accepted social standards by encouraging daily routines, sharing good manners and looking at how we deal with our feelings. This program is co-ordinated with the reception class.

Mathematical Development

These skills are developed with the ability of the individual child. The children will look at counting, numeral recognition, ordering numbers, simple addition and subtraction, shapes, length, weight, height, symmetry, money and patterns.

Creative Development

The various topics covered in other areas, allow for many independent creative activities, which are available to children all of the time. Music is covered within topics, where the children sing familiar songs, name and use instruments, look at rhythm and use songs to link stories from around the world.

Physical Development

These are broken down into various activities which take place in our sports hall and in the many creative outdoor areas on site. The aim is to develop individual skills, e.g. balls skills – kicking/throwing/catching, to gymnastics & spatial awareness, to what the body can do and the rewards of exercise and how play can be a major influence in physical development.