Merit Tea Party


Well done to all of the children who had an invite to attend the special Merit Tea Party with Mr Robbins. This is a great achievement. Well done!

Bennett’s Castle Nursing Home Visit


Miss Ducker and Miss Fawsitt took some of our KS2 children to visit Bennett’s Castle Nursing Home this week. Our children read to the residents, sang carols, played musical instruments, and told jokes. The residents were incredibly engaged and happy to spend time with our children. All the children at Roding made Christmas cards for the residents, and we received lots of biscuit donations from staff and parents. At Roding, we believe it is essential to spend time with those in our local community, and we hope to spend even more time with them in 2024. Here are some pictures of our wonderful afternoon.

Daggers Celebrate Diversity Day Competition Entrie


Last month, all primary schools within the borough of Barking and Dagenham were contacted to take part in the Daggers Celebrate Diversity Day. Children were given the opportunity to design a match day programme showing what diversity means to them.

We had some great entries and these have now been sent off to Dagenham and Redbridge FC. The winning entry from across the borough will be announced on Thursday 1st February – we will keep our fingers crossed that it is one of these entries.

Year 2 Pantomime Trip


Children in Year 2 had a wonderful time visiting Barking theatre to see the pantomime ‘Dick Whittington.’ Our children had a wonderful time and showed all of our Roding values of their journey there.

5K Runners


Last week our year six students ran 5K around the school grounds to raise money for one of our provisions in our school. This was a pic of the boys and girls celebrating their run with Miss Ducker and the Lighthouse Team. What troopers!


Children and staff have had a fun day at school as part of Christmas Jumper Day. We would like to thank all of the families who also made a donation. The money that has been raised will be donated to the Save the Children charity.

Year 3 trip to the Natural History Museum


Children in year 3 had an opportunity to consolidate their learning of prehistory with a trip to the Natural History Museum.  As well as seeing fossils, different types of rocks and a moving tyrannosaurus rex, the children also had the opportunity to visit the earthquake simulator to get an idea of what it would feel like during an actual earthquake.  The year 3 children had a great experience and demonstrated all of our school values whilst on the trip.