At Argyle House School we are small enough to know and care for each child individually whilst also providing a broad and stimulating curriculum and environment in which your child can grow and be supported throughout until they are ready to go into the world and sample all it has to offer them.

Mrs L Mcintosh

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

Joseph

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

Before teaching at Argyle House School I worked at several state comprehensive schools. This is the first school I have taught in where it is ‘cool’ to do well. Overall pupils here are a delight – they are polite, courteous, they want to learn and are keen to succeed.

Mrs Cahill

The small size of the senior school enables staff to know each student's individual strengths and weaknesses. A major strength of the school is pastoral care as the staff get to know pupils from an early age in the primary department through to the end of the senior school.

Mrs Watt

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.