Tanya Landman shares creative writing ideas

Last week, a group of children from Year 4  went  to Cranleigh to meet the author Tanya Landman to do a Creative Writing workshop. She was very funny and kept the children amused with tales of her Vietnamese Pot bellied

Bicycle Day Tuesday 10th May

Well done to all those who braved the weather on Tuesday and cycled in to school.  More than 40 children brought their bikes and enjoyed our Biker’s Breakfast and a drink from our pedal-powered smoothie maker. Hopefully they will be

Eisteddfod Music Competition 2016

CLOSING DATE Tuesday 17th May. It is  that time of year again and each year this event seems to get bigger! On Thursday 26th May we will be holding our annual Eisteddfod competition,  a music competition for Years 2-6. There

The Roche School Bake Off

This week we raised £273.50 for MSF, the School Charity. Children from Reception through to Year 6 entered the competition and it was another huge success. Thank you for all your efforts and amazing bakes! A big thank you to

The Battle of Bosworth, SW18.

Shakespeare week continues in full swing as The Upper School re-enacted the Battle of Bosworth during assembly, siding either with the House of Lancaster or House of York. “My kingdom for a horse!” , the children yelled enthusiastically as Henry

Sound in Year 4

Year 4 have been thinking about ‘Sound’ in Science this term. They have made films to describe how sounds are made, which demonstrated some of the children had the potential to be news reporters of the future. We have experimented

Web Design MymensinghPremium WordPress ThemesWeb Development

Mufti Day for Summer Fete 27th May

Whole School Photo 25th May

Year 5/6 PGL Trip 20th -23rd May

Year 4 Trip to Sayers Croft 16th -18th May

Closing Date for Eisteddfod entries Tuesday 17th May.

CLOSING DATE Tuesday 17th May. It is  that time of year again and each year this event seems to get bigger! On Thursday 26th May we will be holding our annual Eisteddfod competition,  a music competition for Years 2-6. There will be different categories including piano, solo instrumental and ensemble (instrumental ensemble and vocal ensemble). Each participant is allowed to enter a maximum of 3 categories. The categories will be decided once the lists are taken down and will depend on how many children have entered. Please note that it is important to be well prepared and that a maximum of 4 are allowed in each ensemble group. The winners of each category will be chosen because of the quality of their performance not the standard and will be performing in our Summer Concert in July. There is a separate sheet for piano, instruments and ensemble outside the office. Please list your name, instrument and which music you are playing on the correct sheets. It is essential that you mark clearly if you need Gunther to play for you. Most sheet music can be bought at sheetmusicdirect.com. This needs to be done well in advance of the competition in the hope that we can arrange a rehearsal with Gunther. Parents - You are all invited to attend and support. It will last the whole day but I cannot guarantee when your child will perform! I will put a list up a week in advance and will be able to give you a rough idea (hopefully within half an hour). The piano and instrumental is usually the morning session, starting at 10am and the afternoon session begins at 2pm. Please call the office if further clarification is needed. Thank you for your support, Katie Woodward.

Ditch the Stabilisers Thursday 12th May

This workshop is for parents and children in the Lower School.  It is now full but we will run more sessions like this next year.

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