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Roding Primary School & Nursery with Provision for Deaf Children.

Roding Lane North, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8NP

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Spring term 2022


Google Classroom

For information, be aware that if you have a personal google account, you will need to add another user.

The username and password should be enough to do that. However, you can also log in using "fullusername@rodingprimary.co.uk" with the password that was supplied.

I have been advised that teachers will provide a code for a class/session if and when needed. At this point we just need parents to be able to access Google Classroom.

The login information for you to access Google Classroom has been sent via direct message.

Year 3 and above:  the current price of school meals is still £2.00 per day or £10.00 per week.   Please pay in advance, cash must be put in a sealed envelope with the child’s name and class clearly written on the front and handed in on Mondays.  Alternatively pay for your child's lunch online http://www.feedinghungryminds.co.uk/online-payments

Free school meals:  Parents who receive certain benefits are entitled to free school meals for their children. You can check eligibility and should register online. Click Here!  We can help you with this, please contact Angie Cohen.



Coats and Jumpers

Now that the weather is starting to get a little bit colder, we would just like to remind everyone to make sure all children wrap up warmly and wear a coat to school.

We also want to remind everyone to take their coat or jumper home again too. 

We have a large number of coats (without names) waiting to be collected from lost property. 

Please be aware, we do all we can to ensure personal belongings are kept safe and as part of that ask that you add your child's name clearly within all clothing/belongings.

When we are unable to find items reported as lost, this causes distress. 

Parents & children are welcome to come and check lost property whenever items are lost. 

We strongly advise against anyone bringing valuable items to school; children bring such items in at their own risk. 

Thank you for supporting us with this.



Autumn term 2021

Google Classroom

For information, be aware that if you have a personal google account, you will need to add another user.

The username and password should be enough to do that. However, you can also log in using "fullusername@rodingprimary.co.uk" with the password that was supplied.

I have been advised that teachers will provide a code for a class/session if and when needed. At this point we just need parents to be able to access Google Classroom.

The login information for you to access Google Classroom has been sent via direct message.

Education catch-up for your child

The Department for Education (DfE) is supporting catch-up programmes for all children and young people in England. Get in touch with your school or local authority to find out what’s available in your area.



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Summer term 2020

Roding Primary Virtual Sports Day Class Winners 2020!


Attached is the information and results regarding our Virtual Sports Day. Well done to all those who took part in Roding Primary’s very first (and hopefully last!) ‘Socially distanced’ Virtual Sports Day. It was fantastic to see so many children get involved and take on the activities and challenges to try to be the best in their class! You have all proved that being apart from each other cannot stop our competitive Roding spirit. There was an excellent turn out across the majority of the year groups and it was great to see some family members’ lace up their trainers and get involved too! Thank you so much for all the videos, scorecards and photos; we have really enjoyed seeing them! We had over 100 in total sent in from across the school, which is outstanding! I hope that you had plenty of fun recording your efforts both in school and at home.

Please find below the results table and do have a look at the video below to see some of the amazing efforts of the children. I would like to apologise now if you handed something in and are not in the video, as unfortunately we could not include the whole school - we have taken a snapshot from all year groups. I would like to give a special mention to Mr Parry (Teacher of the Deaf and our IT lead) for putting the video together for us. Enjoy and well done to the Roding Community once again!

 Yours in Sport, Mr Ashbrook.

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Year 6 Dance video

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How Do I…make a payment using the app?


  1. Open ParentMail
  2. Open the menu by pressing on the icon with the three horizontal lines on the top left of your screen
  3. Select Payments
  4. Under “To Pay”, this will show the items that are due for payment e.g. if there is a trip coming up. If the payment item you are looking for is some time away or always available to buy, select “Shop” on the bottom of your screen.
  5. Once you find the item you’re looking for, select it and then complete the details requested (i.e. who you’re buying for, the quantity, which option, if applicable)
  6. You can then either “Add to Basket”, which will add this and then allow you to carry on making payments for other items or for other children, or “Pay Now” which take you straight to the Basket
  7. Once you’re finished, go to your Basket, which is along the bottom of the screen if you haven’t selected “Pay Now” in step 6. You may then be asked to give consent (if necessary) and then select Checkout
  8. You then have 3 payment options; PayPal, Card and PayCash (which allows you to generate a barcode to pay for these items in a PayPoint shop). Choose which one you’d like to do and enter the relevant details and press “Pay Now”
  9. You’re all set! You can view what you’ve paid for by going to History on the bottom right of your screen to check it has all gone through successfully and to see past payments!





Useful information and website links:

With the current situation a lot is being spoke about your physical health for obvious reasons, however I thought I would share some links that may be helpful for your mental wellbeing just in case it's helpful for you or someone you know.

Anxiety UK - advice and helpline


Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing


Mental Health Foundation - Looking after your mental health during coronavirus outbreak


OCD Action - skype/phone support groups


Place2Be Talking to children about coronavirus


RCOG - Advice for pregnant women


Hello people, 

I have put these lists of recommended reading books online:


Mid Term plans:



Parent Panel

Parent Panel meet regularly. Please click on the link below to read the minutes:





Need help?




Samaritans responds to the Health Secretary's calls on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show for social media platforms to make their channels a safer place for people who may be struggling.  Click here

Who can I talk to?

We have a Roding Safety Team in school or you can call ChildLine


When you call 0800 1111 you’ll come through to a switchboard. This is where someone friendly will ask if you want to speak to a counsellor. If you log in for a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online, you might wait a little while before being connected with a counsellor. You can also send an email from your locker.

Contact Childline with SignVideo

You can contact a counsellor through a qualified BSL interpreter anytime from Monday – Friday, 8am-8pm. Saturdays, 8am-1pm:

open SignVideo and click "allow webcam"

· when you're connected, an interpreter will appear on your screen

· you can chat to the interpreter in BSL and they'll translate your conversation to the counsellor.

· https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/


Not sure how you're feeling? Try this mood assessment quiz


This quiz uses questions that GPs often use to assess whether someone is anxious or depressed. It also includes links to useful information and advice on mental wellbeing.


Improving home learning at Roding

Thank you to ALL for the responses to our homework survey.  It was fabulous to get such a positive response.      Responses will be shared on our website:


Or through the following path:

Home → School Life → Learning → Homework




visit camps.premier-education.com

or call 01953 499040


Coronavirus update:

We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

The advice has been updated around Coronavirus in that anyone showing symptoms of a cough or cold that has returned from any part of Italy in the past 14 days should self-isolate. 

Check the poster on hand washing techniques to stop germs spreading

For those parents and carers with specific concerns, the DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows: Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)





Summer term 2019

Children are More Than A Score

We have been showing the following clip to our Year 6 children this week, we  thought you may like to watch too.

Primary school is a time for self-discovery, building confidence and nourishing potential. But primary school children in England are being let down by a system that cares more about measurement than their education.

Our system is obsessed with league tables, turning children into data points and denying them a broad, stimulating education at key stages in their development. It puts an unnecessary burden on children, parents and teachers alike.

In SATs results week, some famous faces were recruited to send an inspiring message to year 6 pupils, their parents and their teachers.

We hope you enjoy the film and will share it too.

You can find the video on YouTube 

(we have added the link to the website too.  Video Click here

Their website click here


Nominate a school to win

Roding Primary School Redbridge, needs you! Help us win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for the school library - and get £100 for yourself!  Enter the competition online, it only takes a minute: http://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools

Just remember we are not the only Roding Primary School, please make it clear which one you support!  Thank you! 

The more nominations we get the better our chances are!


Musical Instrument Tuition – A skill for life

We would like to invite children to take up learning a musical instrument.  We still have guitar and drumming lessons available.  Please ask our reception staff for a form, complete and return to the school as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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OnLine safetyParent Panel Vac

Give your views

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to your children's enjoyment, dealing with poor behaviour and care for the pupils. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

Information you provide will be used when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when. We would value anyone’s contribution to this.  If you have already registered with Parent View, please log in to complete the questionnaire.

Email addresses are used to help prevent site misuse. Only Ofsted will have access to this information. 

Positive feedback is really valuable.  



Spring term 2018

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