English as an Additional Language

IMG_6646 rrThe EAL department supports students who are learning English as an additional language. We value the importance of students’ first language (or languages) and recognise that being bilingual (or trilingual!) is a great advantage in life.

When students come to the school, their English level is assessed. If the child needs support to successfully access the curriculum, they are taught one to three sessions a week, either individually or in a small group of 1:2 or 1:3 children. These sessions are taught by specialist teachers trained in teaching English as an Additional Language. The aim of the lessons is to develop fluency in speaking, reading and listening. Classes are multisensory and involve reinforcement through role-play, games and activities. We use the Macmillan English World Series for core text books and additional resources are brought in as required.

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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.