All children at Argyle receive regular homework. Homework in Maths and Writing is given each week. It is usually given midweek so that children who wish to can complete work at Homework Club. Homework is an important opportunity for children to consolidate their learning and practise key skills. It is also a chance for you to find out what your child is learning in school each week.
Most importantly, we expect all children to take home a reading book and spend some time reading each night. Children should have a book bag to keep their books and reading records in.
Valuing children’s work Every visitor who comes to Argyle comments on the vibrant environment and children’s artwork displayed throughout the building.
High quality displays in classrooms and around the school showcase both finished pieces of work and the learning journey (and hard work!) involved. Displays include work and captions in community languages other than English. All work is valued. Children often make books which are displayed in class libraries. Work in exercise books is also important and children are always expected to try their best.
If your child brings home a piece of work you should discuss it and show you value it. Many children begin to keep portfolios of important pieces, awards and certificates. Children’s confidence in their own abilities and development will only grow if you show an interest in their achievements, however small they may seem to you.
We strongly believe as global citizens, children learn so much about each other through RE. We follow the syllabus agreed by Camden Local Authority and have adapted it to allow children to explore their own faiths, values and beliefs and those of their friends. There is a very open agenda where children learn about major world religions and the cultural, religious and spiritual heritages of members of the school community. They develop respect for and an understanding of the beliefs of others which are different from their own. We encourage all local faith leaders to be a visible part of our school community.
Sex and Relationship Education
We aim to prepare children to grow up as safe, responsible and informed adults so our programme of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) includes sex and relationship education.
We take much care to match the teaching to the age and maturity of each pupil so younger pupils are answered simply when questions arise and older children are taught about human reproduction during Science lessons and about the emotional side of growing up through the PSHE curriculum.
We provide information to parents prior to the topic in year 6 will happily discuss the resources or syllabus.
Parents who are still uncomfortable have the right to withdraw and are asked to discuss this with the head teacher.
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