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Aurora concert       


The Reception classes visited Kings Place to see an interactive performance by the Aurora Orchestra. The performance was interactive and children helped Agatha find the treasure by sailing their boats across the seas, swimming with jellyfish and singing sea shanties. The children had an amazing time and were fully engrossed throughout. A truly enchanting show!



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Children across Years 3,4 and 5 went camping in Hobbs Hill, Kent organised by The Garden Classroom. They slept in bell tents, explored the woodland and toasted marshmallows. and vegeatables after learning how to make a fire. The children were involved in preparing and serving all meals. When the rain became torrential they were able to escape to the storm barn.

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We ran Sports Day this year in our year group bubbles. EYFS and KS1 held theirs in the school playground whilst KS2 went to Coram Fields over two mornings. The children competed against one another in continents,Africa, The Americas, Europe and Asia. They took part in throwing the javelin, skipping, sack races, egg and spoon, hurdles and a sprint race. The points for each continent were combined across all events  and the winning continents were as follows: EYFS and KS1 EUROPE, KS2 Africa. Well done everyone!

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Fun is our value this month. We launched the month by challenging ourselves to get to the top of a climbing wall!  Both KS1 and KS2 had an amazing time. We really do know how to have fun!

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14.5.21              EID

We celebrated Eid across the school with everyone having fun at their class parties. We played games, danced, watched films and ate delicious party food.




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On Friday 30th May we celebrated May Day with some lively traditional dances> All classes put on an amazing performance. Although we could not invite our families we uploaded videos of all our dances so that they could be enjoyed at home on Google Classroom.

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We are very proud that some of our instrumentalists are members of the Somers Town Sinfonia Orchestra. This is a partnership project developing new musicians of the future. The orchestra is comprised of twenty seven students who have rehearsed and recorded remotely. With the support of their tutors they performed a virtual concert.  

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Here you can listen to three pieces of music they performed:

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Project One:

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In December 2020  we were very fortunate to be invited to take two groups of children to the Montmartre  Catering Company in Holborn. The children had the opportunity to cook chocolate tarts, pumpkin pies and shortbread in a professional kitchen. and take their treats home to share with their families. The following week the children taught their class peers how to make the delicacies following the recipes provided by the  professional chefs. We are very grateful to the staff at Montmartre for giving the  children this opportunity. 




maths week

This week was very exciting, showing how much fun Maths can be. We had Maths outdoors, cooked, made models and had competitions between classes on times tables and number bonds. Children played Times Table Rockstars and Numbots. The week ended by supporting Children in Need through our Maths Theme. Children came dressed as either a Times Table Rockstar or a Numbot. We look forward to finding out how much money we raised.






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On Thursday 5th March we celebrated World Book Day. Children came dressed as a favourite book character and brought the respective book with them. During the day they took part in a range of book related activties including, listening to teachers favourite stories and making bookmarks. The day culminated with a celebratory assembly. Next week children will have the opportunity to purchase books at an after school Book Fayre.




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During the week beginning 27.1.20. The Science curriculum was enhanced for KS1 and 2 with workshops organised by the Francis Crick Institute, enabling children to have the opportunity to work with professional Scientists. KS1 learned about germs, Year 3 discovered more about the human skeleton and Year 4 explored sound by banging a coat hanger against metal. Year 5 learned amazing facts about DNA and Year 6 experimented with light and Holograms. 

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Christmas Party


We ended the term with Christmas parties. The children played games, danced and ate together and even had a surprise visit from Father Christmas! 


17.12.19 NATIVITY

KS1 put on an amazing performance of the Nativity. Year 2 showed their ability to learn many lines and act out the story of Christmas. The performance also included a choreographed gymnastics dance by the angels. They were supported by Year 1,representing a host of glittering stars, who sang beautifully alongside their peers to tell the story.



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We supported this years Children in Need event by having a non-uniform day when children could wear their pyjamas, something spotty or yellow clothing and bring in £1 donation. We also held a film night for KS1 children and a Quiz for KS2 children and their families.



On 5th November parents were invited to attend our Poetry Festival. All classes performed a poem covering a wide range of topics and styles. Some were linked to their current Humanities and Science learning including Autumn, Guy Fawkes, The Great Fire of London and Rivers. Other classes chose traditional poetry such as Lewis Carroll's  'The Jaberwocky'. The event was hosted by poet and performer Paul Lyalls who, in 2018-19 worked with Year 5 children enabling them to write their own poetry.

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On Octobe 19th some of our pupils took part in the local the Bloomsbury Festival. The theme of 'Small Steps and Giant Leaps' celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. Children made illuminated moon hats and joined in the celebrations that included viewing  Luke Jerram's 'Museum of the Moon' that was displayed in Holy Cross Church in Cromer Street.  


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Children had great fun at Brancaster  Activity Centre, Norfolk. They explored the countryside, went walking on the beach and made sandcastles. They also went sailing and visited the seal sanctuary at Blakeney Point. Everyone also had the opportunity to try their hand at learning how to canoe. 


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As part of our Festival of Sports we held our annual Sports Day events at Coram Fields.  Children took part in team events that included hurdling, javelin,egg and spoon and running races. Afterwards there were also races for the parents. Across the week children took part in early morning 'Wake Up, Shake Up' events.They also ran a daily mile and particpated in many sporting activities ending with a football tournament.

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27.6.19 MACBETH

Year 5 children showed their acting and singing skills to tell Shakespeare's story of Macbeth. In the play three witches tell Macbeth he will become king. Encouraged by his wife Macbeth kills King Duncan. Further fighting takes place to try and  ensure Macbeths family have the right to the throne. Civil war ensues, and both Macbeth and his wife die. Everyone was extremely proud of the children's performance.



June 18th saw two amazing performances of the opera The Magic Flute. All children from Nursery to Year 4 had a part singing or acting. They all worked extremely hard to learn their lines and sang beautifully. Everyone looked stunning in their costumes including the Kings of the Night , the Queens of the Sun, Papagena and Papgeno.

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May Day


On 1st May our May King and Queen from Year 3 opened our May Day celebrations. Every class danced a traditional country dance with Year 4 dancing around the maypole. The afternoon finished with parents and teachers also attempting to maypole dance!  




All children saw a Hawk, a Tawny Owl, a Peregrine Falcon and a Bald Headed Eagle. They listened for the different sounds they make,learned about what they eat and were treated to a display as the birds flew and swooped along the hall. We were surprised to learn that the wingspan of an eagle is over 2 metres!

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KS2 children were treated to an amazing experience. They were faced with the challenge of a climbing wall in the playground! Every child was safely kitted out and and carefully supervised by professional instructors. Everyone was determined to have a go and had a great time.


Camden Primary Choirs Festival 25.3.19

This year the festival took place in SomersTown Sports Centre. Alongside choirs from Brookfield, Christ Church NW3, Emmanuel, New End and St Eugene de Mazenod our KS2 choir entertained us with a range of songs including. Jambo Bwana and Let's Go Fly A Kite. Their solo item was 'One Momemt in Time' which they performed perfectly. We were all very proud of them!


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Post-OFSTED Governor's Meeting for Parents

The meeting was held on Friday 22nd March. Governors discussed the recent Ofsted report, attendance,achievements, and current issues. During open questioning parents expressed an interest in the new national curriculum regarding relationships, sex and health education. The government response to the consultation can be downloaded here: Relationships Education Consultation document


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 On 14th March we held our first ever tea party to celebrate the efforts  of two children from each class. Their teachers all felt that these children had worked hard to follow the Argyle Code.They show good behaviour in school and a consistently good attitude to learning. They were treated to a traditional style afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cake with juice poured from a tea-pot! The children clearly enjoyed themselves as they tucked in. WELL DONE EVERYONE!

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   On Thursday 7th March we celebrated WORLD BOOK DAY Children were encouraged to dress up as a favourite book character and bring the book to school to share.We also held a Book Fair after school where children could  choose to buy a wide range of  books. World Book Day


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After months of planning we are thrilled to announce that on Wednesday 16th January 2019 we officially opened our STEAM Lab. Each Key Stage performed songs including Dem Bones and one about DNA and told vsitors about important scientic discoveries they have learned about or are to study during the year. Children and guests then took part in a range of activites in the amazing, stimulating  space that has been created. During the year all classes will be extending their scientific and creative skills by participating in a project on Biomimicry. In this project children will discover how  many innovations are inspired  from nature.

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3 PEARL 97%




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Everyone had fun playing games , dancing and eating together. A real highlight of the afternoon was the arrival of Santa bearing gifts!



On 15th October Year 2 children participated in a The Classical Road Show Concert  'FIRE!' about the Great Fire of London held at Friends House.. By joining in with the songs the children supported Samuel Pepys in narrating the action from the flickering of the first flame until the city is destoyed by fire .In order to feel part of the action the children also dressed up in costumes of the time.

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27.9.18 HARVEST

Year 5 helped celebrate Harvest  with an extremely informative assembly about farming and their visit to Church Farm in Hertfordshire. They talked about how farming is affected by the soil causing Church Farm to predominantly rear animals and grow fruit trees in their orchards. The children had thoroughly enjoyed touring the farm, collecting eggs, picking fruit and weaving with wool. We also appreciated the generous donations of fruit and vegetables by our families to celebrate the event. These were later taken to the local branch of Age Concern for the elderly to enjoy.



Children throughout the school attended workshops on disability awareness. They learned what it is like to have to rely on moving around in a wheelchair and the problems associated with visual impairment. They also learned how disability does not always hold people back from leading a full and exciting life. Consideration was given to all the amazing Paralympians who have shown determination and won gold medals after overcoming great difficulties. 

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Mr Bicknell was a pupil at Argyle until he was evacuated during the war. He has very kindly provided awards for children who have worked extremely hard and been positive role models during the year. This year the prizes were extended to cover two children in Year 4 as well as two children from Year 6 who have reached the end of their studies at Argyle and moving on to secondary school. They were all presented with books and equipment to support their future studies.  A huge congratulations to each of them.

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At the end of each year we celebrate the efforts of children across the school, Two children from each class are awarded a prize in a special assembly followed by 'breakfast' with their proud parents. Children are chosen not only for their efforts and achievements academically but also for their contribution to the values of the school  often using their 'Super Learning Powers.'




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Year 6 entertained us with an amazing  performance of 'ROBIN HOOD.' They showed off the acting and singing skills learned during their time at Argyle that they will take with them to their secondary schools. Well done Year 6!


FESTIVAL OF  SPORT 25th -29th JUNE 2018

This week all children took part in a range of sports events. As well as our two 'Sports Day' races held at Corams Field across two mornings for Early Years and KS1 and KS2, children took part in a range of activities including rounders tournaments, a morning 'Wake and Shake'  led by Year 6 and a gymnastics assembly. A fun, active week was enjoyed by everyone.




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A group of our Year 4 pupils spent two days at a school in Bonsall by camping with their pupils on the school field and experienced life in the countryside .They took part in Forest school activities, made leaf prints, walked in the Dales and sang around the campfire.The following day they were joined by their classmates on a day trip. Although it was cold at night the children had a great time and made firm friends who will  visit us to  see the sights and sounds of London. 





A group of children from Years 4 and 6  participated in the City Pitch programme organised by the Mayor of London that enables pupils to show their leadership skills  by developing and carrying out a project that will make a difference in their local community. They gave a presentation and showed their video  on the impact of smoking with the aim of discouraging young people from taking up the habit. They were each awarded a medal and given a cheque for £1500 to support their campaign.


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Our newly appointed Careers Champions attended the Camden Primary Careers Conference.and took part in a variety of workshops including one run by scientists from the Francis Crick Institute. They also learned about the life of a firefighter and enjoyed trying on the uniform.Afterwards they presented the information learned to the rest of the school in assemblies and hopefully will inspire their peers to consider the opportunities available in their future careers.



Luckily the rain held off so that we could enjoy our annual May Day celebrations. Our May Day King and Queen opened the proceedings and everyone form Nursery to Year 6 took part in a traditional country dance. Year 4 showed us how to dance around the maypole and the grand finale included teachers and parents showing their maypole dancing skills.

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Our School Council took part in a debate at the Town Hall,alongside other Camden schools, in the presence of the Mayor of Camden. They debated  the topic 'Should Homework. be Banned?' Afterwards the vast majority of pupils voted not to ban homework. 




Nursery children were really happy today when their parents stayed for  a 'party' at which it was explained how children learn to write. Parents had fun playing  wiht their children making patterns in shaving foam,  creating with playdough, twirling ribbons and encouraging their children to stamp footprints in paint (wearing wellingtons of course!). 



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We were proud that a group of  children took part in a memorable evening of music at the Royal Albert Hall. They sang as part of the Camden Primary Choir a variety of songs including 'You Raise Me Up' and ''Bring Me Sunshine'.Some of our violinists and percussionists also played and contributed to this amazing concert. 



This week chikdren in Years 4 and 5  took part in a project with the aim of making a positive difference in their community. In groups the children spent the day planning a social action project that would have an impact on their community.  They then had to decide how to pitch their project in an interesting and engaging way to convince a panel that they should proceed further and make a one minute film that may take them to the competition finals in June with  the opportunity to win £1500. The action plans covered a range of topics including engaging young people and adults about the perils of smoking, litter and recycling, helping the homeless and creating 'Bully Buddies' to tackle online bullying. The standard of all the presentations was extremely high but after much deliberation it was decided that 'STAND UP TO SMOKING' would proceed further as it had clear goals, quality presentation and an apt and entertaining rap.

Some of the runners-up will have the opportunity to carry out their projects around school in the forthcoming weeks.

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Despite the snow children still had the opportunity to dress up as a  character from a favourite book. Children in the Early Years dressed up as waiters and waitresses as they are reading 'Mrs Wobble The Waitress' by Alan Ahlberg. Nursery children were encouraged to come as pirates as it is their current theme and they have been listening to lots of stories. All children across the school listened to four stories chosen by four different teachers.  Our events planned for the Discovery Zone have  been re-scheduled to a later date. 


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27.2.18 Anti Radicalisation Workshop

Year 6 children took part in a workshop on anti-radicalisation. They considered the important message 'Voice over Violence' thinking about how people such as Martin Luther King earned more respect by using their voices as opposed to violent means.During the session it was explained that no religion condones violence  but believes in people living peacefully with one another.The children learned that radicalisation uses the process of convincing someone to use fear and violence against another person and can be done over the internet. This emphasises the need for children to keep safe online.and use the internet wisely.



We are all very excited because, after carefully watching the duckling eggs for four days FIVE ducklings hatched!! It was amazing how quickly they fluffed up and waddled around the incubator. We are busy keeping diaries of how they change over the next two weeks before they return to the farm. 





As part of our work on promoting fitness we invited 'Dan the Skipping Man' to teach us the progression of skipping techniques and included a few tricks too. We learned to skip with a partner, using one and two long ropes and on one leg. Everyone had fun trying out the different techniques and showed great determination in wanting to master them. 




3 Pearl were rewarded with the KS2 Attendance cup for outstanding attendnace in the Autumn Term. They achieved a fantastic 98.11%! Keep it up 3 Pearl!

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14.12.17     Christmas Party Time!

An afternoon of fun and games was had by everyone! It even included an exciting visit from Santa!


12.1217      Year 2 Meaning of Christmas Assembly 

Year 2 put on an amazing performance of the Nativity story. They showed their acting, singing and dancing skills as they performed for parents and peers. The video can be seen on our Religious Education page.



8.11.17  HEROES

We took part in a three day project that aimed to build up children's confidence and encouraged years 5 and 6 to be good role models to the younger children and take responsibility within the school community. during the workshops children took part in activities that pushed them out of their comfort zone and overcome personal challenges.



16.10-20.10.17  Brancaster Residential 

Children from Years 5 and 6 spent a fantastic week at Brancaster in Norfolk exploring the coast, learning to kayak, sailing, crabbing and model raft building. This was topped off with an adventure to Blakeney Point to watch the seals basking on the sand! There was even a little time to have fun on the beach!



25.9.17   Community Quiz Evening

This event was extremely well attended with parents and children answering a range of questions covering a range of topics including testing their History and Geography knowledge, naming dishes from around the world and identifying flags and national anthems. A fun evening was had by everyone.  



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Huge congratulations to our Star Pupils 2017 who have displayed at least one of Argyle’s Super Learning Powers during the year and have been shining examples to the school of what anyone can achieve if they have dogged determination, are an interested inquirer, are really reflective, a flexible thinker,  a cool communicator and are willing to solve problems!

Read our Newsletter to see our proud winners: Summer Term Issue 12




7.7.17 Community Peace Picnic

Children and parents came together after school to share delicious food and take part in a range of activities after. A fun time was had by everyone who came. a huge thank you to those who brought food and helped organise the event.

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7.7.17 Refurbishment of the Sci-Hi House

Thanks to volunteers from the Wellcome Trust, the Eden Project winners and our eco-warriors we have refurbished our Sci-Hi house to make a place where children can read, play and learn about nature. The aim is to make Argyle 'greener' by using recycled materials for plant containers and wind chimes, creating homes for minibeasts,regular book swaps and organising a litter picking rota.


 5.7.17 EYFS and KS1 Music Concert

Parents enjoyed a performance in which Nursery sang 'The Wheels on the Bus', Reception sang 'All Around the Brickyard', Year 1 sang songs composed with the Royal Academy of Music and Year 2 performed songs they had learned for the  Camden Cluster Festival. All children showed their musical talent.

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3.7.17  KS1 Sports Day

After the inclement weather earlier in the half-term caused us to postpone our KS1 Sports Day the children had an exciting morning competing against one another for their team. They threw the javelin, skipped, balanced eggs on spoons and took part in running races.  The morning finished with a good spirited parent race. Thank you to everyone who came and supported their children.

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23.6.17   Romeo and Juliet 

The sun shone for our KS2 performances of Romeo and Juliet that started in the playground and travelled through the school with scenes taking place in both halls. Children in years 3 and 4 supported actors from year 5 taking on the roles of the Montagues and Capulets. Alongside the acting both performances included singing and dancing supported by the English Pocket Opera Company based in our school. 


June 12th - 16th 2017  KS2 Children visit the Eden Project

Twenty four children won our competition  on how to make the school a more sustainable place. Their prize was to visit the Eden Project in Cornwall where they learned about plant adaptation in the rainforest, visited the biomes and learned the need for good team work when den building. There was also time for fun on Par Beach and a trip to Stonehenge.

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7.6.17 Mr Patrick Bicknell Returns to Argyle!

Mr Patrick Bicknell attended Argyle and left when he was evacuated to Hertfordshire. He contacted the school with some photographs of the school in the 1930's which have now been formed into an archive.We were delighted that he got in touch and invited him to visit to see the school today. He unveiled a plague in memory of his brother and  he and his family were entertained by the choir and served tea and scones. The day brought back many memories for Mr Bicknell and created some memorable ones for our children.


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KS2 Sports Day 

Children in KS2 returned from half-term rested and ready to take part in their sports event traditionally held at Coram's Field. The sun shone and everyone had fun in team events including sprinting and throwing the javelin.


May 2017        Year 1 Travel the World

Year 1 have been learning about life in different continents around the world including 'travelling'  to Spain, India and Kenya. They dressed in traditional costumes, looked at artefacts, brought in food and invited their parents to find out about their learning. The children were really proud to talk about the different countries. We are grateful to the parents for supporting us with costumes and home cooked food.


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28.4.17 MAY DAY

The afternoon was opened by our Year 3 King and Queen. This was followed by a  variety of traditional country dancing by all classes from Nursery to Year 6. The afternoon drew to a close with teachers and parents dancing around the maypole.




Year 3 walked to the Ambassadors Theatre and found out what it felt like to reahearse on a West End stage with the cast of STOMP!  It was all part of their aim to keep fit and active.



A huge thank you to all the parents who attended this event and showed an interest in the successes of the school and the issues it is facing. As well as speeches by governors parents were treated to a performance by the choir and a short video that shows some of the amazing opportunities provided for children. We will be in touch with parents who volunteered to help take the school forward over the coming months.



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We supported the day by wearing something red to raise money. We managed to raise £363.68 to help change the lives of children in the U.K.and overseas.


16th March 2017

Engineering Day

Every child became an engineer for the day.  An exciting assembly  started the day in which children tried bridge building and our chef tested children's inventions for protrcting an egg. Throughout the day everyone took part in a range of activities including devising marble runs, irrigation systems and buidling towers from different materials. A structural engineer showed  Year 4 how to make bridges from newspaper. The day ended with planting seeds in the garden and eating delicious pizza cooked in the outdoor pizza oven.

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13th March 2017

Camden Primary Choirs FestivalCoirs Festival 

Our c hoir took part in the annual Camden Choirs Festival held this year in the Camden Centre. As part of the massed choirs our children sang, amongst other songs, 'John Ball' and 'From a Railway Carriage' finishing off with'Put A Little Love In Your Heart'.  They also put on a beautiful performance of 'When I Grow Up' by Tim Minchin. Everyone was proud of their committment and achievement.


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Royal Academy of Music Meets the Romans

Year 4 worked with the Royal Academy of Music to put on two performances to depict life in Roman times. They wrote their own songs that were put to music including an atmospheric battle song and showed off their acting skills. 



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World Book Day

Everyone enjoyed the day by celebrating a love of books. Nursery children dressed to represent the characters in the books they are reading. Nursery dressed as Pirates and Reception were waiters and waitresses based on 'Mrs Wobble the Waitress'. During the day teachers shared their favourite books with classes, children took books to assembly, books were purchased at the Book Fair and children and parents took part in activities in the Discovery Zone including making bookmarks and reading together.  


February 2017   Maths Roadshows Arrive at Argyle!

All children from Nursery to Year 6 have taken part in an exciting Maths Roadshow. This involved children using their number, shape and measuring skills to sole a variety of maths problems in small groups. The children had a lot of fun working together to solve problems and using their Argyle Super Learning Powers.


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9.2.17         E-Safety Workshops

As part of our work for E-Safety week a Camden Ambassador for Child Exploitation and Online Protection gave a talk to parents on ways in which they can help protect their children online. This was followed by assemblies for all children from year 2 upwards in which they had the opportunity to discuss how to stay safe online in the world of social media and gaming. DID YOU ASK YOUR CHILD WHO THEY PLAYED WITH ONLINE TODAY? 


3.2.17 Google supports E-Safety

E-Safety week was launched through a fun and exciting performance that taught children, amongst other things, about using safe passwords, safe personal settings and being careful about not sharing information they later regret. Remember - THINK, PROTECT, CHECK, RESPECT. 

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 January 2017  Wellcome Launch 'Explorify'

Last term children from years 3,4 and 6 took part in a range of Science activities whilst being filmed by the Wellcome Trust. The film was to be used to launch a new teaching tool called 'Explorify.' This month Wellcome launched their new website that enabled 'Explorify' to be accessed in all schools across the country. Alongside children from another primary school our children demonstrate how they worked together to sole a range of problems and came up with some brilliant ideas. The two minute video can be viewed here



18.1.17       Shark in the Dark

Nursery children enjoyed a fun-filled morning courtesy of the Bookstart project. Alongside their parents and carers they worked hard to make props to help them retell the story of Shark in the Dark by Nick Sharratt. Well done everyone and thank you to all the parents who stayed and made the session so successful.


January 2017           READING CHALLENGE

Reading is fun and we want to promote a love of reading through our Reading Challenge. By January 2018 children in years 1 and 2 need to have read and kept a record of 104 books. Those in years 3,4 and 5 need to have read 52 chapter books. As children in year 6 will leave us in the summer we wanted to include them and have set them a target of 30 books. We hope all children will step up to the challenge.




13.12.16 Nativity Performance

Year 2 put on a beautiful Nativity performance to tell the meaning of Christmas  using acting, singing and dancing. The children were supported in learning how to perform by their class teachers and our Music teacher Ms Pryce.


 18.11.16  Children in Need

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Children in Need event. Children brought in £1 to wear their own clothes for the day and also bought tickets to watch Shaun the Sheep at our after school cinema event. An amazing £602.67 was raised.

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9.11.16 Opening of The Francis Crick Institute
Children from Year 3 and School Councillors from Year Years 4 and 5 were delighted to be invited to greet the Queen at the official opening of The Francis Crick Institute. They had the opportunity to present her with two beautiful bunches of flowers after the opening ceremony.
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      7.11.16 Rolls Royce Science Prize - Eden Award Winner!

There were six finalist schools in the competition out of 2000 entries. We were, therefore, delighted to be awarded this prestigious prize for our dedication throughout 2015-16 to our Seed to Supper project. Sir Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project, presented the award that recognises excellence in sustainability. The ceremony took place in the Science Museum in front of a prestigious audience from the world of Science.                                                                                   


 Festival of Food, Harvest,Health and Happiness After our Harvest assembly all children enjoyed a visit from a farm based in Bedfordshire, took part in circus skills workshops and enjoyed a variety of sesonal activities including apple bobbing and autumn weaving. After school families participated in barn dancing, keep fit and singing around the campfire. They also ate delicious curries and breads made by parents and cooked on our pizza oven. Click the photo to view our gallery.


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Harvest 2016

On 22.9.16 we began our Food, Harvest, Health and Happiness celebrations with a harvest assembly presented by Year 5. We were most impressed by the generosity of our famiilies who donated a vast array of fruit and vegetables. These were later taken by the children to the local branch of Age Concern.

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A Midsummer Nights Dream

The 21st June was the perfect day for our performances of A Midsummer Nights Dream. We staged two Midsummer Nights Dream promenade performances, with all children from Reception to Year 5 taking part. After an opening performance of the song 'William Shakespeare' by Years 3 and 4 the audience followed the actors throughout the school, with scenes set in both halls and several classrooms, culminating in the wedding party being celebrated in the playground where Year 1 and Reception children provided the dancing and entertainment. Our slideshow provides a snapshot of this memorable day.

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23rd and 27th May Sports Day Events

The rain held off so that everyone could take part in Sports Day at Coram's Field. Events included jumping over the hurdles, throwing the javelin,balancing the 'egg' on the spoon and dressing up. After all the team events had finished we couldn't leave Coram's Field without the mandatory parent races!



May Day Celebrations

Despite the inclement weather we continued with our May Day Celebrations indoors. After the May King and Queen from Year 3 opened the event all children from Nursery to Year 6 enthusiastically took part in a country dance including Year 4 dancing around the maypole. The afternoon drew to an end with staff and parents  also attempting to dance around the maypole resulting in them tying themselves in knots!



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21.4.16 Seed to Supper Science Fair

The whole day was given over to Science. This included using bar codes to discover how much sugar is in foods, using the senses, making models of the digestive system and an assembly to using foodstuffs to show how scientists work. After school the playground became a giant Science laboratory with each year group presenting their learning to visiting families. They were also treated to pizza cooked in our new pizza oven and tasted cakes cooked on coals in orange skins.


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23.3.16 Spring Vegetable Parade !

We were truly impressed by the effort made to put together some really impressive costumes that support our work on promoting the value of eating vegetables. everyone showed so much creativity creating hats and costumes to represent a wide variety of produce including carrots, broccolli, pea pods and pumpkins. After the parade all children enjoyed the opportunity to taste a huge variety of vegetables that are available in the U.K. at this time of year.



17.3.16 Fantastic Gamelan Performances!

 We were treated to two amazing performances by each of the year one classes in which they played traditional Gamelan instruments and used the puppets they had made to retell versions of Indonesian stories.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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15.3.16 London  Food Growing Conference

We had the privilege to host the London Food Growing Schools Conference at which approximately 60 delegates from across London attended. Chris Collins the 'Blue Peter' gardener talked about the benefits to children of growing their own food. This was followed by a presentation by Argyle about our journey, the challenges we have faced and our successes. Delegates then participated in a variety of workshops which included a tour of our beautiful grounds.


February 2016 

We took part in an independent Challenge Partners Review in order to find out what other education specialists view as our strengths and challenge us on areas that we can develop. The report confirms that we are a good school wth many strengths. You can read the full report below.

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January 2016  Excitement at London Zoo!

After participating in several workshops at London zoo we were delighted to see our children had been included on their website promoting Science in schools.

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 See the full page here: London Zoo School Visits


10.12.15 Year 2 Nativity Performance

Year 2 put on a fantastic performance to tell the story of the Meaning of Christmas to their parents and fellow pupils. They narrated, acted and sang beautifully with everyone having a part. Well done Year 2!                                                                                                                                            

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16.11.15 Anti-Bullying Week To raise awareness for Anti-bullying week, the drama company Power of One performed to both KS1 and KS2. This year's anti-bullying theme was 'Make A Noise About Bullying' so the drama company focussed on the role of the bystander to prevent bullying. The show was interactive and encouraged all children to participate.


13.11.15  Children in Need

Children enjoyed a Film Night  or wore spotty clothes to raise money for Children in Need. An amazing £524.25 was raised for the charity's appeal. Thank you to all parents and families for their generosity. 



IMG 0057 15.10.15  Capital Growth Sale at City Hall

Chldren represented us for the first time at the Capital Growth sale at City Hall, where they sold produce produced in our own school garden! They sold bags of freshly picked mixed salads includingfresh rosemary, bay leaves, chilli peppers, handmade seed packets with seeds collected from garden; nasturtiums, cornflowers, scabious, marigolds and cosmos, lavender & oatmeal bath soaks, and pots of strawberries, basil and chives. The children talked enthusiastically with the public about the school garden and the produce, and were thrilled that they sold everything!



Fantastic Jewellery Making Workshops

On 7th October 2015, over 50 pupils from Argyle Primary School in Camden got a taste of what it is like to be a jeweller with the help of A Sense of Jewellery guest curator, Professor Dorothy Hogg MBE. She was joined by staff from the Professional Training team at the Goldsmiths’ Centre as well as resident designer-maker Samantha Salmons, who creates her unique jewellery collections from her studio based at the Centre. During this facilitated workshop, the pupils had the opportunity to learn more about jewellery making and the industry creating their own bespoke designs. They were given aluminium discs on which they could draw patterns using a pencil, apply sticker gem stones, use stencils to rub a pattern as well as hammers and punches to emboss their design. At an additional making table, they also were shown how to create their own pendants, wrapping wire around to create a colourful spiral.                                                                                                                                                                                               

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IMG 3302 30.9.15  Harvest Celebrations

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Harvest celebrations. We had so many generous donations of fruit and vegetables that were gratefully received by the local branch of Age Concern and by the soup kitchen that cooks for the homeless at Holy Cross Church. Parents also cooked food harvested in the school garden and brought additional food for a celebratory lunch together.  


21.9.15 We Won Silver!

Today we heard that we had won the Primary Geography Silver Mark.Silver award schools ‘lead effective whole school approaches that support excellence in geography’.In these schools teachers ensure policies impact on pupil learning and are not afraid to take risks, and innovate and challenge to achieve progress in geography Of course we are absolutely thrilled that our work on embedding valuable visits and fieldwork and a cross-curricular approach to learning that places a great value on the importance of Geography has been recognised.

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 7.9.15 Poetry Festival

The year began with an an exciting Poetry Festival in which all classes learned and performed a poem to their parents. As part of the festival we enjoyed a day of poetry reading by the renowned poet Pauline Stewart who was born in Hackney to Jamaican parents. She read and performed her poems, bringing them to life and in so doing captured their imaginations.



On 15.7.15 a group of pupils and staff were delighted to join 200 other students across Camden at the Camden centre for an awards ceremony to celebrate successes in sport and physical activity over the past year. We were presented with the Innovation Award for our work with Active Spaces  and the use of our playground after school and during the holidays.

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On Friday 10th July we were fortunate that the sun shone for our Summer Fair. Each year group set up their own stall providing a wide range of fun activities. Children and their families had an enjoyable time on the bouncy castle and chose from candy floss, popcorn and some amazing cakes to eat. They could also have their nails painted, play a variety of games or have a go on the Lucky Dip. Hot off the press Year 5 also sold their book entitled 'The Magna Carta'. Click the photo to see more.


On 8.7.15 Year 6 classes spent the day at Go Ape at Crawley in Sussex. Children experienced the Tree Top Adventure Trail, flew down the Zip Wire, and leapt off the Tarzan Swing.

'The zip wire was fantastic! I felt like I was flying in the air like a bird.'

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IMG 1946 On 23.6.15 Year 2 pupils took part in our local Cluster Festival held at Hampstead Parochial School.


9.6.15 As a follow-up to their visit to the Peacock theatre to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Year 3 took part in a ballet workshop run by the London Children's Ballet. Alongside miming actions to fit their descriptions children had written in their own fairy tales they also learned some classic ballet moves such as a Plie.


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IMG 0284 After months of planning and excitement our newly re-designed Reception playground was officially opened on 8.5.15. Ashwaq and Ayoub proudly presented Ms Wade with flowers, as a thank you on behalf of the children and cut the ribbon in front of their friends and families before everyone had the chance to explore. The playground includes a new climbing structure and tunnel, a wigwam and nature area, a fantasy cottage, a seating area and a a stage. Everything has been planned to support children's development in all areas of the Early Years Curriculum and will hopefully encourage children to explore, be more physical and develop their creativity.


On Tuesday, 19.5.15, the author, Sarwat Chadda, visited our school and delivered workshops with our Year 5 and 6 pupils. He spoke with the children about how he came up with the ideas for his books’ themes of myths and superheroes. As a child he enjoyed Norse Myths, Hindu Myths and Greek Myths, these all inspired his writing, his love for travelling helped him to discover different cultures that he also uses for inspiration. He showed them his illustrations and challenged them to create their own. download


On 1st May we were delighted that the rain held off so that we could hold our annual May Day event. Every class from reception to Year 6 thrilled us by performing a traditional country dance. The afternoon came to a spectacular end with parents and teachers dancing around the Maypole! IMG 6083


On 6.3.15 we celebrated World Book Day. As usual children made a real effort to come dressed as a favourite character covering a wide range of interests including Princesses, Burglar Bill, Fairy Tale characters, Harry Potter and The Boy in The Dress.  


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We welcomed  Timothy Knapman, author of  Mungo and the pirates. The children enjoyed listening to him reading his stories and learning about how he comes up with his ideas for characters. Year 2 have been studying his books in more detail and had the opportunity to ask him questions about how he became an author and how he developed his stories. Timothy Knapman


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Year 1 children excitedly presented their learning entitled 'Our School, Our World' to parents and fellow pupils. Children showed maps they had made, fact sheets on different countries, flags, and artefacts. Many proudly wore traditional dress or represented another country. Alongside the damper bread ( a recipe from Australia that the children baked), parents kindly sent in food for  tasting and sharing representative of their cutural background.


safer internet 10.2.15 was Safer Internet Day. Children discussed the benefits of using the internet and were reminded about not giving out personal information online or talking to stranges on social network sites. Pupils were asked to design a character or poster with clear messages about both the benefits of the internet and how to stay safe.


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Year 2 performed the Nativity story to their proud parents and pupils across all Key Stages. Through telling the story pupils showed their talents in singing, acting, speaking and narrating. 



Children raised money for Children in Need by bringing £1 to wear their own clothes. They also brought in small change to cover Pudsey Bear. We raised a fantastic £633.50! Half of the money collected is being sent to support the BBC Children in Need appeal. The other half is going to help children in Sierra Leone orphaned by the deadly Ebola virus.                                          

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We had an excellent turn out for our Children in Need Quiz. Parents' and children and enjoyed working together to answer questions testing their knowledge of History, Geography, Food and Entertainment.

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Jeanne Willis, author of 'The Bog Babies'held a series of workshops across the school during which children learned the story behind the 'Bog Baby'. Year 2 re-created the Bluebell Wood and added their own Bog Babies. KS2 heard about the characters in her 'Supercat' stories. Jeanne also met families and signed copies of her book.



Australian author Leigh Hobbs visited school and showed children how he draws his characters including 'Old Tom'. He also talked about how he came up with his stories. During the day children had the opportunity to draw the characters themselves. 


On October 12th 2014 the head of Camden Council, Councillor Sarah Hayward opened our redesigned playground as part of Camden's Active Spaces initiative. The Mayor of Camden and 'Tumble' star Sita Bhuller were also at the opening, alongside the Headteacher and pupils. The Active Spaces initiative is aimed at promoting exciting spaces specifically designed to promote physical activity amongst children.




DSC 0022 On 25.9.14 we held our Harvest Assembly. Families were very generous and donated a fantastic amount of fruit and vegetables.These were much appreciated later in the day when children took them to the local branch of Age Concern.




To raise awareness of disabilities in the community we invited John McCorkell,a wheelchair user, to share his experiences with all children across the school. The pupils took part in workshops where they learned some sign language, had to navigate a wheelchair and had the opportunity to ask questions about what it is like to be disabled. John explained that he never lets the fact that he needs to use a wheelchair stop him from doing what he wants to do.



Careers Day 19.5.14

This was a really inspiring and motivational day for our pupils. The day began with assemblies in which some of our guests gave a short talk about their careers, followed by a question and answer session .Throughout the day workshops were held for children including: the Community Police, an Actor, a Circus Skills Artiste, an Arsenal Football Coach, a Crown Court Judge, a Lawyer, an Architect, a Sunday Observer Sub-Editor, and representatives from Arcola Energy, Google, the Francis Crick Institute, London Zoo and the October Gallery.

After school stalls were set up in the playground so that parents and children could meet the different professionals and ask questions. Click on the photo to view some of the activities that took place.

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Although it was raining we were not prepared to let the inclement weather dampen our spirits and prevent us from celebrating May Day with an afternoon of dancing. All classes from Nursery to Year 6 performed a traditional country dance The afternoon concluded with pupils, teachers and children dancing together around the maypole without the ribbons becoming too tangled!





 On 18.3.14 we were delighted to welcome the Indonesian ambassador to  our Year 1 Gamelan assemblies. As part of  their learning about different  cultures the children learned to play traditional Javanese and Indonesian    instruments.  They also created stories based on Indonesian children's  stories and made shadow puppets to represent the  characters. They  then told their stories using the shadow puppets accompanied by the  instruments in two amazing  performances. Videos of the stories can be  viewed here.


albert hall  On Monday 17th March 2014 our choir and violinists proudly      performed alongside other Camden school choirs and  musicians at the  Royal Albert Hall in the Camden Music  Festival.Over 2,000 children gave a stunning perfomance of  music ranging from classical and jazz to popular songs and Irish  folk.The memorable evening was compered  by newsreader Jon  Snow who said the children had put together a performance of  'the best music by any borough in Britain'.



 On January 22nd 2014 children's author Neil Griffiths ran a very well attended workshop for parent's  on how to bring reading alive  at home. Afterwards, he opened our fantastic new 'Argyle Discovery  Zone'. This consists of a library from where children can borrow  books using their own library card. There is  also a newly refurbished computer suite where parents can support their children in accessing the internet to research for homework and use  progams such as the Bug Club and Mathletics.

 Parents are welcome to use the facilities after school with their  children.



 Year 2 children told the story of the Meaning of Christmas through their production of the Xmas Factor.

 During the performance to their proud parent's and other year groups the children confidently demonstrated their speaking, acting and singing skills.



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  We supported Children in Need by challenging children to bring in their  small change to cover Pudsey Bear. As usual all pupils rose to the challenge  and raised over £290!

  We also held a successful family quiz evening with questions on a range of  topics including  Geography,Music and Art. A good time was had by everyone  who attended.



 In October we were delighted to be awarded Artsmark Gold for the third time.

 To achieve Artsmark we had to undergo a rigorous application process, followed by  a validation visit from a professional arts consultant. We were assessed on many areas  of our provision including: arts in the curriculum, extra-curricular arts activities, how we  work with artists and arts organisations and how well our arts  provision impacts  on  staff  development and the wider community.



IMG 3864 Our Harvest Assembly was held on Thursday October 3rd. An abundance of fruit and vegetables were donated by our families. During the day children took the produce to the local branch of Age Concern and the soup kitchen based in the crypt of Holy Cross church, both of which are in Cromer Street.


 On September 11th the Mayor of Camden opened our Cleaner Air Roof Garden and Mural designed by children in Year 4 working alongside staff from Urban Outdoor. The project was funded by Camden, Defra and the Greater London Authority. The project is designed to teach children how they can about the effects of air pollution and how they can reduce the impact. and protect themselves from the health risks caused by pollution. 

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