Tate Britain Museum

On Thursday 19th January the Year Two Hewett classes went to the Tate Britain museum as part of their Literacy topic. They enjoyed exploring and appreciating the work of art on display and were able to relate to our character of ” Claude” who also goes on an adventure to an art gallery.  We even had a go and creating our own artwork based on the paintings there!

Holocaust Memorial Day

At Roding Primary School, we have commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day by holding assemblies across both sites which have explained to our children in an age-appropriate manner what the holocaust was as well as the impact that it had.

In year 6, our children have been using the book ‘Rose Blanche’ which tells the story of a young girl who helps inmates of a concentration camp.  This has helped our children to understand the importance of showing respect and tolerance to everybody within our world.

Here are some examples of the children’s work.

This Month’s Author Focus

At Roding Primary School, we value all opportunities for our children to embrace and enjoy their reading. Each half term, our school libraries have an author focus which allows the children to share books by a particular author and to be aware of the many fantastic children’s writers who create exciting and adventurous books.

This month, we are focussing on Serena Patel in our Key Stage 2 libraries, so we hope that this provides parents and carers an opportunity to share Serena’s fun stories as part of children’s reading at home.

World Religion and Heritage Day

Children and staff at Roding Primary School enjoyed the World Religion and Heritage Day last Friday. It was a great opportunity for our children to share their beliefs, background and what is important to them. It also highlights the wonderful diversity which we have within our school and local community. We would like to thank all parents and carers who helped us to celebrate this day.

Pupils Good Behaviour

Well done to our year 2 pupils and staff who displayed all the Roding values on their recent trip, as confirmed by a member of the public travelling with them:


I have just been travelling on the district line with a group of your children, their teachers and helpers who I imagine were reception or year one.

I would just like to let you know how well behaved they were from the moment they all got on the train until I got off at Blackfriars, I travelled quite some distance with them.

Having worked in a primary school myself for over 20 years and been on many a school trip, I know how important it is for children to be on their best behaviour while out and I feel it equally important that you are informed that this was indeed the case this morning on the district line.

I hope they all enjoy their day at the museum.