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  • Busy week in Year 1

    Published 25/11/23, by Andy Mari

    It always feels so busy in Year One, and this week has been no exception!

    In Literacy, we have wrapped up our writing about Florence Joyner, by thinking about our own dreams and goals.  We thought about what we wanted to do or be when we are grown-ups.  We had some very inspirational answers from firemen, to being a mummy, to owning our own houses and cars.  Someone even said they wanted to be a vet.

    In art we have tried to create our own continuous line drawings of objects and of people.  We were very successful and felt very proud of our work.

    Our phonics evening was a huge success, and we hope it was a helpful workshop for you all.

    In maths, we have continued our learning about numbers to 20 and we have been spotting patterns in numbers.

    In Year One, we are inspirational!

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  • Latest news in Year 1

    Published 11/11/23, by Andy Mari

    In year 1 we have kicked off the new half term with firework poetry! We have all spoken about our own experiences of Firework Night and created some noun phrases for our own writing.  We have spoken about spinning Catherine Wheels, Dazzling Sparklers and Crackling Fires.  

    Our art work this week was inspired by Claude DeBussy's "la mer".  We listened to the piece and created water themed art work in groups.  We are so proud of our creations!

    Books and blankets was a huge success and we loved having parents and families joining us to read our favourite stories and fact books. We have received some fantastic home learning tasks in too, with the children creating super shields, splendid stories and perfect pictures based around our Superhero topic - a child in Maple Class has also been awarded a Blue Peter badge too, which is a fantastic achievement!

    In PSHE we have been thinking about including everyone and making sure nobody feels left out.  We played a game called huggy bears to help us to remember to make sure everyone in our class is welcome in our games and learning.

    In Maple Class we are Superheroes

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  • Art inspiring Year 1

    Published 08/11/23, by Andy Mari

    In year 1 we have kicked off the new half term with firework poetry! We have all spoken about our own experiences of Firework Night and created some noun phrases for our own writing.  We have spoken about spinning Catherine Wheels, Dazzling Sparklers and Crackling Fires.  

    Our art work this week was inspired by Claude DeBussy's "la mer".  We listened to the piece and created water themed art work in groups.  We are so proud of our creations!

    Books and blankets was a huge success and we loved having parents and families joining us to read our favourite stories and fact books. We have received some fantastic home learning tasks in too, with the children creating super shields, splendid stories and perfect picture based around our Superhero topic - a child in Maple Class has also been awarded a Blue Peter badge too, which is a fantastic achievement!

    In PSHE we have been thinking about including everyone and making sure nobody feels left out.  We played a game called huggy bears to help us to remember to make sure everyone in our class is welcome in our games and learning.

    In Maple Class we are Superheroes!

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  • Seasonal changes in Year 1

    Published 15/10/23, by Andy Mari

    This term, Year 1 have been learning about seasonal changes. We went on an adventure to spot signs of Autumn. We saw leaves turning brown and empty birds' nests in trees. But then we had to dash back inside because we got caught in the rain (standard UK weather)! This week we made our very own weather reports using maps, props and microphones. We enjoyed working together as a team! At Roebuck, we are.. Meteorologists! 

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  • Walk in the woods

    Published 29/09/23, by Andy Mari

    Last week we were very lucky to be visited by Eve's Mum, who spoke to us all about the Jewish holidays. She very kindly baked us some amazing sweet cake to try to help welcome in a 'sweet new year'. 

    This week Year 1 went for a 'Walk to the Woods' as part of our Literacy unit. We had such an exciting morning! We searched for different types of minibeasts and tried to describe how they look and how they move. Then we went on a colour hunt and tried to find as many different items as we could. We found brown soil, black birds, orange leaves and many more! To finish off our fun morning, we enjoyed some scrumptious marshmallows by the fire! 
    At Roebuck.. Year 1 are explorers! 

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  • Camping out in Year 1

    Published 14/09/23, by Andy Mari

    What a fantastic start Year 1 have had to our Camping Out topic. Last week local Brownie and Scouts leaders, Wren and Bluebell came to our school to teach us all about camping. First, we used our magnifying glasses to help them on a scavenger hunt through Creature Corner.  We found lots of interesting leaves, creatures and flowers. We used our findings to create leaf rubbings and hedgehogs to display in our classroom.  Later they taught us how to set up a tent, so we could stay warm and dry while. Unfortunately, the weather was too hot for a real campfire so instead we enjoyed ice pops as Mr Kalaiarasu taught us some campfire-songs. At Roebuck we are Campers! 

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  • Year 1 in Paradise (Wildlife park)

    Published 05/07/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 went on an exciting adventure to Paradise Wildlife Park and had an amazing time! We saw lots of different animals including bears, tigers, lions and penguins. We sat back and enjoyed a Birds of Prey show as owls swooped over our heads. There were lots of things to do and learn, especially during the different animal talks, we even got to feel some real camel fur. The children have greatly enjoyed our animal topic and have included so many facts in our literacy and Geography writing. In year 1 we are Adventurers!

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  • Monster Phonics in Year 1

    Published 11/06/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 have had a great week starting our new topic Animal Antics! In Geography used an Atlas to learn where the seven continents of the world are. We began to explore Africa and eventually found Kenya, a country we will be learning lots about as we go on a Safari tour. In Science we continued to build on our knowledge of animals and drew pictures of our pets at home. To finish our week, we had a great fun dressing up for our Monster Phonics day. We spent the day playing lots of phonics games and greatly enjoyed our visit from Green Froggy! In Year 1 we are Phonics Experts! 

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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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