I learn new things in school, it’s fun and I have lots of friends

Joseph

We are delighted with the choice we made of Argyle House School for our two children. They are flourishing and the change in them is wonderful to see. The staff are all very approachable and the family atmosphere ensures any issues are overcome quickly and efficiently. As parents it is our priority to know our children are developing to their best and we have found that at Argyle House School.

Lynsey and John Rollins

The lessons in class at school are exciting. I think that school has lots of things to play with in the yard. I like all the activities. I think they are great as well as the trips. I like all the teachers I think that they sometimes are funny.

Hannah

You get to do fun things in the lessons and we go on lots of trips.

Nakeisha

Argyle House School provides a broad curriculum in a friendly, safe environment for the pupils. All three sciences are taught separately and with enough depth to ensure pupils can carry their studies further if they wish. The emphasis is on practical work in the early years whilst in later years pupils are encouraged to develop their own ideas and investigations. The pupil’s attention and interest is engaged in the early years and this enables them to develop their full potential.

Mr Davies

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.