Humanities

NEVE RThrough the study of Geography, pupils gain an understanding of the needs of people living in different parts of the world and of the ways in which they interact with their environment, both locally and nationally. In Key Stage One, children are introduced to maps and mapping and use them to explore the local area as well as places that are further afield such as Kenya and Brazil.  In Key Stage Two, India is a key area of investigation as well as extreme forms of weather and an exploration of “Our European Neighbours”.  The local area is a continued area of focus and observations are drawn with regards to its transport. In Years 5 and 6 continued enquiry focuses on current issues raised in the news.  A detailed study of the South Pacific and Mountains is also covered.

History is an integral subject of learning and enquiry, to help us understand how the modern world has evolved. We aim to cultivate a love for the subject that will carry through into senior school and beyond. The Roche School use historical skills such as evidence gathering, analysis, interpretations and critical thinking, preparing children to meet the complex challenges of the modern world. The classes visit museums and historically significant sites and we invite experts to run sessions in which the children study and handle a variety of interesting material.

In Religious Education, children learn about the origins and beliefs of the main world religions, exploring in the process how people of different faiths worship.  In KS1 the children begin to compare and contrast their own belief systems with those they are studying and so gain a wider understanding of the world.  In KS2 they begin to explore Philosophy of Religion, raising and discussing some of the big questions of life and also understanding how religion impacts on world issues such as war.  Through our R.E. studies we aim to widen the children’s perspective on the world and to prepare them to engage positively with people of all faiths.

 

 

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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 p.clark@therocheschool.com

Finishing Times - 23rd March 2016

Please see Parents Page for details of finishing times.

Parent Survey - Please respond

In order to receive parent views on the school, we have produced an online survey. We would be grateful if as many parents as possible could complete it. Further details will come home with your child. The information will be analysed by the senior management team and will inform the school development plan. Thank you for your time on this. Kind regards Jonny Gilbert Deputy Head Teacher The Roche School