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  • Pirates in Year 1

    Published 12/05/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 have had a busy few weeks getting ready for the coronation. We created a portrait of King Charles in an abstract style, followed by some sparkly crowns to wear to the coronation party. We had lots of fun dancing, singing and eating all afternoon! 

    In literacy we have begun our non-fiction report on Pirates and spent a morning experiencing life on a ship. The children scrubbed the decks, tied up the ropes and kept watch with their telescopes for ships to raid. Even though it was tough, they all worked hard as no one wanted to walk the plank! At Roebuck we are Pirates! ARRRRR!

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  • Pirates in Year 1

    Published 22/04/23, by Andy Mari

    What an amazing first week Year 1 have had learning all about our new topic Pirates! Pirate Pete left us a map with clues around the school so we could find his treasure. Then we had dressed up in hats and eye patches and had a swashbuckling sword fight with Mr Moran! Finally, using all our design technology skills, we created pirate ships that were able to sail the seven seas. A few ships were lost along the way, but we had great fun and are excited to learn more over the coming weeks about our favourite Pirate Grace O'Malley.  

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  • Latest news in Year 1

    Published 24/03/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 have had a busy week, in science we explored what it would be like if we couldn't see. We learnt to write our name in braille, played with an adapted chess board and practised simple activities using our sense of touch to help us. We then had our Fantastic Finish where our grown ups helped us to make moving Ambulances -it was great fun racing them around the hall! To carry on our learning about we had a Paramedic visit us, she showed us her uniform and brought lots of interesting equipment for us to look at an explore. At Roebuck we are Scientists!

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  • Busy time in Year 1

    Published 10/03/23, by Andy Mari

    This week in Year 1 we have been busy writing our own Pinocchio stories. We have also been watching bread develop mould in the name of science! We know that Alexander Flemming made a life changing discovery due to this accidental finding. We have also been learning about measures and have been practising using standard and non standard measures to measure size and mass. We enjoyed the pantomime and today we are celebrating science week with a biscuit investigation. What a busy week!

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  • Writing in Year 1

    Published 25/02/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 have had a great start to their new topic Burps, Bottoms and Body Parts. In PHSE we have begun exploring how to keep our bodies and minds healthy by sleeping, eating and exercising regularly. Our history lessons this term will be about the scientist Alexander Fleming, so first we began exploring the dangers of germs and how far these can travel if you don't wash your hands! In Literacy we have started our new story Pinocchio, we were lucky enough to receive a phone call from him so we could ask 'why he wanted to be a real boy?' We drew round ourselves and wrote down all his answers and added some of our own reasons as well. At Roebuck Academy we are Writers! 

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  • Latest news in Year 1.

    Published 12/02/23, by Andy Mari

    This week we have been very busy in year 1. 

    We have created alien puppets by designing, making templates and using different joining methods. We decided that our success criteria would be to make it strong, the correct size, safe for children and to make it look like an alien. 

    We have also discussed how to be safe using computers and devices as part of ESafety day. 

    We are preparing for our scrap book day and have looked at a number of wonderful texts- we have identified favourites! 

    We have also started to create skeleton pictures ready for our new topic after half term. 

    In maths we are exploring addition and subtraction facts in numbers up to 20 and have started to learn about regrouping. 

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  • Latest news in Year 1

    Published 29/01/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 have had an incredibly busy week this week! We have been on a rollercoaster, played in the snow on the coldest planet, cleaned up the oceans and dived into books! 

    We enjoyed a visit from the reading rangers from Mariotts School to hear us read. 

    We have been creating persuasive leaflets to encourage children to come to our ice planet and enjoy our new rides. To do this we enjoyed playing with ice bombs, using the snow machine and enjoyed a VR experience on a rollercoaster! 

    The frozen workshop was fantastic. We managed to clean up the oceans, create food for bees and recycle lots of rubbish. 

    We also explored an alien spaceship crash and wrote some incredible stories about meeting a friendly alien!

    What a wonderful couple of weeks! 

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  • The Way back home in Year 1

    Published 14/01/23, by Andy Mari

    This week Year 1 have been writing exciting space stories based on the book The Way back home. We have explored the planets with a visit from the space dome. It was fantastic to learn all about the planets and space. We started to think about whether we would go to the moon if we got the opportunity. We have also been learning our numbers to 20 and learning how to partition them into the tens and ones. In science, we are learning about materials and have been learning about waterproof materials and looking at different fabrics under a magnifying glass.

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  • Hero day in Year 1

    Published 03/12/22, by Andy Mari

    What a busy few week's year 1 have had! We had our Hero day, dressing up as doctors, nurses, vets and other people in the community we were proud to be like. Sensei Angus came to teach us Karate - we learnt how to show respect by bowing correctly, counting to 10 in Japanese and how each move in Karate can be used to defend yourself. Later in the week we had a visit from North Herts College students. They taught us what plants need to grow and took us down to the school allotment to sew some seeds and bulbs. At Roebuck we are Gardeners!

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  • Superworm!

    Published 19/11/22, by Andy Mari

    This week Year 1 began our new story in literacy, generating lots of vocabulary about the newest addition to our class - Superworm! We have watched how he moves through the soil and have even found him some new 'wormy' friends from playground. In history, we have been learning about old and new things and ordered them in a timeline.  Later we had great fun playing with marbles and exploring the old-fashioned rotary telephone. In Year 1 we are Historians!

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  • Heroes in Year 1

    Published 05/11/22, by Andy Mari

    To start our new topic on Heroes, Year 1 have been learning about the amazing athlete Florence Joyner. We have been learning how she was an American track and field athlete whose world record still stands today! Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about lots of heroes in our community and are looking forward to meeting some of them.  In maths and computing we have been learning about shapes and how to sort these into different groups. We have had lots of fun exploring activities both online and in class. 

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  • Plant detectives in Year 1

    Published 22/10/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 have begun exploring the Zones of Regulation. Jigsaw Joe helped us understand how sometimes we feel happy, sad, excited or angry and that we can ask for help if we need. We talked about what each Zone looks like and then played a game of Bingo to see if we understood which Zone each face belonged to. We also finished our Science topic on Plant Detectives by going to the allotment and planting daffodil bulbs  - hopefully they will flower in time for spring. At Roebuck we are Gardeners!

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