We want our children to become confident, independent, driven and resilient learners and young people. Teaching is designed to nurture and champion these attributes.
The curriculum will also emphasise and strengthen independent learning skills, thinking about learning and children’s understanding of how they learn best.
We want our children to learn and demonstrate the values of kindness, respect, tolerance and consideration for others.
At Roche we promote 'Reading to Learn.' Reading runs as a thread through all our class curriculums with whole class texts and shared reading texts used to develop a love of reading, the teaching of reading and to contextualise wider curriculum study. For example in Year 4, Kaspar: Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo, the story of the ship’s cat onboard the Titanic, is the class text alongside a History unit about the ship.
Our relentless drive to raise standards in English and Maths are at the heart of our approach to teaching and learning, reflecting the needs of our children in preparation for the future.
We endeavour to raise children’s understanding of Wellbeing. We want children to understand the importance of physical and mental good health, how they can achieve and maintain this themselves and look after others. We link learning in PSHE with PE and promote our '5 ways to wellbeing' through assemblies and activities throughout school. We want our children to know how to keep themselves and others safe and healthy.
All children in school take part in PE every day. This forms part of their understanding of their own physical and mental health and well being. We pride ourselves on being an active school!