untitled-1-2French is taught to all year groups with the aim of enabling the children to reach a useful level of competence and promote their interest in French culture.

Lower School 

From Reception to Year 1, the children are taught with a focus on songs and games, where structures are reinforced through the use of mime and gestures to help retain high frequency words and phrases. From Year 2, they begin greater exposure to the written form although the emphasis is still on listening and speaking skills.

Upper School 

In the Upper School, the structures of the language are reinforced further and the children are exposed to some basic grammar rules alongside interactive language learning topics. They keep a verb book which allows them to build up a bank of verbs to help them develop their sentences. In Year 5 and 6, we continue to work on sentence building, using prepositions and simple present tense verbs in a variety of contexts.

French Week

During our annual French Week, the whole school immerses itself in French language and culture across the curriculum. The school takes part in a delicious French breakfast and baguette lunch. After the French assembly organised by Year 6, all classes take part in French storytelling workshops with a French theatre group.

Year 6 travels to France for a two-day trip to Boulogne-Sur-Mer. The visit includes a trip to a crêperie, a chocolate factory and a traditional bakery where the children learn how to make croissants and traditional bread. We also visit local shops and do a fascinating Town Trail along the Medieval Ramparts.

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Second Hand Uniform Sale Friday 14th October

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.