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Roche pupils receive an all-round aesthetic education that looks at a variety of artistic techniques and media.

 

Lower School

From Reception to Year 3, Art is taught by the class teacher  as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. Our two specialist Art teachers, who are both practicing artists, support and enable the teachers to align their Art lessons with their relevant topics.

Learning from the specialists 

From Years 4 to 6, Art is taught by the specialist teachers in the well-stocked art room at Hilden House, where pupils have access to a diverse range of equipment and materials, such as a kiln, printing press and cameras.

Children are encouraged to use their sketchbook outside school to develop their own ideas and interests. These sketchbooks are marked regularly and prizes are awarded for outstanding work.

The pupils are inspired and challenged with complex ideas, such as two-point perspective drawing, as well as allowing time for free-thinking art. They are encouraged to engage with relevant artists in all artistic fields, be it Fine Art, Fashion, Graphics, or related arts like Car design, Web design and Architecture.

Developing key skills

There are regular observational drawing tests to establish development in that field and also to generate a love of drawing from an early age. There is an extracurricular club solely for observational drawing practice and numerous extracurricular art and art-related clubs run for all ages in term time  and in the holidays; for example, we have Pattern and Printmaking, Comic Club, Wood Work and Ceramics.

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Over the years, a number of children have won Art Scholarships to secondary schools, and their portfolio preparation is fully supported by the Art Room. Please feel free to visit the school and see the results for yourself.

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Upper School Parents Meetings 18th/19th October

Lower School Parents Evenings 11th/12th October

STEM Week – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at The Roche School

The week commencing 3rd October will be STEM Week at The Roche School, based around the theme of Water. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, so the week will involve many exciting experiments, challenges and construction activities. On  Monday 3rd October, STEM Week will be kicked off by a special whole school assembly centred on the theme of ‘Water’, led by a special guest…Science Man. Throughout the day every class will have a workshop looking at the importance of water, uses of water and water experiments. On Tuesday 4th October we will be holding a whole school ‘Times Tables Challenge’, where every child will compete (with differentiated tables) to gain as many points for their house as possible. Good luck! On Thursday 6th October, The STEM team at school will lead an interactive assembly and award prizes won during the weeks’ challenges.