Foundation Subjects


At Archibald, we are lucky to employ Senora Linfoot who teaches a weekly Spanish session to each class from EYFS to Year 4. The children learn Spanish through songs, games and conversation which in turn helps them to recognise written words. Our oldest children are also learning to write in Spanish when they are ready!

RE, PSHE and Modern Values


Religious Education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people.
At Archibald First School, we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we address the fundamental questions in life.
We enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school.
Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions as well as about religions.


Archibald First School is passionate about supporting pupils’ physical and emotional health and well being.

We have a comprehensive PSHE education programme which we deliver across the whole school. Our programme has been written in line with National Guidance (PSHE Association) and to ensure it delivers the statutory Relationships and Health Education from 2020.
It covers important issues such as health and well-being, relationships and living in the wider world.

In addition to this, Archibald delivers the No Outsiders programme to ensure we are a fully inclusive school that supports the Equalities Act 2010.

The programme is delivered through our topic work, science curriculum, digital literacy lessons and also discretely with each class receiving one lesson per week. It is delivered by class teachers, support staff and has input from our School Nurse and other contributors.

We believe in promoting children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development within our school ethos and strive to understand the person as a whole.

If you would like any further information about our PSHE programme including resources, please contact Angharad Watson or Julie Marshall who are our PSHE Subject Leaders at school.


At Archibald, we have a rounded programme of assemblies which include singing and celebration assemblies as well as those focusing on key values such as tolerance, respect, fairness, liberty and democracy: ‘Modern Values’. We also celebrate significant dates and festivals around the world.

Our assembly rotas show the themes that will focused on throughout the year. These may change to reflect events in school, locally and around the world as well as visitors into school.

More information to support your child’s learning can be found on the Support Topics page.