Sustainable Travel

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Our school is committed to Sustainable Travel, and we have recently earned Bronze level accreditation for our School Travel Plan . It is an ongoing document which enables us to look at how children and staff travel to and from school, and the safety and environmental effect of these journeys

We focus on the following issues:

Road safety

Walk to SchoolWe take part in Road Safety week in November. Children learn about road safety in PSHE lessons, and have a talk from a local police officer. We also held a Bright Day on 20th November to raise money for the charity Brake who help the families and victims of road accidents.

Walk to school week

This is during May and we take part in a whole school competition to see which class earns the most points for walking, cycling, scooting, lift-sharing. The winning class wins Maurice the cuddly Meerkat.

Walk Once a Week

This takes place all year round- children earn badges if they walk, cycle or scoot to school at least once a week for each half term.

Car share lift scheme

Parents sign up here for free to our online lift share scheme to enable them to locate other parents living near them, and get them into contact with each other. Our aim is to ease congestion and to benefit people’s health and the environment.

Cycling Training

Year 5 and 6 receive cycle training every summer term.

Scooter Training

Year 1 children took part in Scooter training last term, to help them enjoy scooting more safely.

Here is a summary of our current travel statistics:

Methods of Travel %
Walking/ Scooting 38
Cycling 15
Bus/Train 4
Car single use 29
Car share 14
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Ditch the Stabilisers Thursday 12th May

This workshop is for parents and children in the Lower School.  If you would like to encourage your child to ride their bicycle without stabilisers, please contact for further details. A few places are still available.

Biker’s Breakfast and Bling Your Bike Day Tuesday 10th May

Anybody who cycles to school next Tuesday will get a free, healthy Biker's Breakfast, including a tasty drink from our very own smoothie bike. Also , children are encouraged to Bling their bike and decorate it in a Wildlife theme , maybe of an animal or plant. There will be prizes for the most creative designs.

Maths Evening for Parents Thursday 5th May, 6.30 pm.

The Maths Evening will run from 6.30-7.30 pm on Thursday 5th May. Miss Charlotte from the Upper School will lead alongside Miss Olga, who will focus on Maths in The Lower School. The aims of the evening are to highlight and explain the calculation strategies taught at The Roche School, and introduce the new National Curriculum objectives of fluency, reasoning and problem solving. The aim is to help parents understand how they can support their children at home in Maths , and there will be a chance for parents to ask specific questions, particular if they are unclear on the methods that we teach. (more…)

Run For Us - Friday 13th May

I am pleased to inform you that The Roche School will be holding its annual Cross Country event on Friday 13 th May 2016 in Wandsworth Park. The arrangement this year, however, will be a little different since I would like to try out a format which has worked well for me in previous years. What is a 6 hour Run for Us event? The event will start at 9am and will run until 3pm. The rules are simple: every class will have at least one member from their class (or a representative such as a parent) on the track at all times of the day. The children will be scheduled for 30-minute slots where they can run, walk or skip around the course aiming to complete as many laps as they possible. Classes will also have the chance to come and run as a whole class during the day. The main aim of this event, as in previous years, is for the children to raise as much money through sponsorship as possible. All the money raised will go towards our school charity, Doctors Without Borders UK or to Vulindlela Guardians - the chosen charity of St Mary’s Church in Putney. Sponsorship: A sponsorship form is on the rear of this letter. Once sponsorship money is collected please return it to your class teacher. Sports prefects will also be collecting for the charity on the day. There are two ways of getting sponsorship! The first is an amount per lap that your child completes, EG £1.00 per lap. Every child will have a run card attached to them during the day. Every time they come through the starting line, their run card will be stamped by an adult. This will be the evidence to show those who sponsor per lap as the children will not be able to collect the money from these sponsors until after the day. The second way is a set amount for the whole day/taking part, EG £30.00 total. Parents are more than welcome to come and join in and run a lap or two in support of the children. A copy of your child’s class run roster will be sent home so you know what time they will be running. On the day itself, the children may come to school in sporting kit. This could be the school sports kit but we will allow other team kits (Chelsea football kit/rugby tops/ weekend sport kit, karate kit etc... anything to do with sports). Please remember that they still need to be able to run the course so trainers are essential. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. Kind regards Mr Pete Clark Deputy Head of Sport