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STEM Week Challenges in Year 2

Year 2 have been enjoying the challenges of STEM ( Science , Technology, Engineering and Maths) week, and behaving like proper scientists in their classrooms! They worked  scientifically to change liquids into solids using water and cornflour and then discussed and recorded their observations.   They also watched a demonstration  of how to turn a solid into […]

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Making Goo!

Our theme for STEM Week this year,  (Science,Technology, Engineering and Maths ) , has been Changing States.  For the children in Reception, this involved making pots of coloured slime by mixing  glue, baking powder, contact lense solution and baby oil, with a choice of coloured glitter. They also enjoyed getting messy with chocolate, changing it from […]

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Flamenco and Spanish Drumming

Year 4 had a very exciting morning learning about Spanish music and culture. The day began with a demonstration in the hall where the children found out about different types of  traditional dance and  were also treated to a demonstration of cajun drums.  They  then took part in Flamenco workshops  and drumming sessions – everyone […]

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Wimbledon Common

Last  Friday, Miss Lydia’s class went to Wimbledon Common for the afternoon. The children splashed in puddles, looked for wild mushrooms and walked through the deep dark forest! The Roche School is committed to improving the learning experience of its younger children through participation in the Forest School curriculum and has now trained several of […]

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European Food Festival

 The Year 4  European Food Festival  proved to be an outstanding success this year. Children  brought in a wide variety of different foods from all over Europe -ranging from haggis to a variety of Polish dishes. All the children came back for seconds and thirds and they enjoyed sampling unusual foods that they had never […]

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Makimei Children’s Home

Last academic year The Roche School fundraised for our four house charities. The charity for Wren House was Makimei Children’s Home in Kenya.   Miss Lydia volunteered at this children’s home last Easter and went back this summer to spend the £4000 that the school raised! This short video just gives you a flavour of […]