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  • Castles and Knights!

    Published 12/10/20, by Andy Mari

    Over the last week or so Year 2 have had a very exciting week! As our literacy topic is all about Knights, Royals and Castles, we had a fencing lesson with Mr Moran in PE. We were taught how to defend ourselves, as well some of the terminology used when fencing.

    We have been busy writing about Rapunzel; describing what makes good and bad characters in fairy tales. We have compared two books about Rapunzel and recognised the differences in the text, as well as writing in 1st person.

    In Maths we have been busy regrouping numbers through addition using resources to support our learning. We will soon be looking at regrouping through taking away.

    In Science we have again been experimenting with different materials and their properties, using specific scientific language in our work.

    We have started to look at the importance and role of the Monarch. Discovering the history of the British Empire and just how far they travelled.

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  • Journey Year 2

    Published 11/10/20, by Andy Mari

    Over the last week Year 2 have been covering different forms of media around the book we have been covering, called Journey. We have been writing poetry, using drama to act out scenes as well as writing our interpretations of the book.

    In Maths we have been looking at numbers up to 40. We have been learning to write these in both number and word forms, exploring numbers less than (smaller), and more than (greater).

    We have been busy in Art, using oil pastels to draw a feather for a school display, as well as weaving paper to make baskets for hot air balloons and making feather masks. We have also explored making tints from the colour red. All of which link back to our book we are looking at in Literacy.

    In PE we have continued to develop our tennis skills. Improving our throwing and catching, as well racket skills.

    We also had a visitor on Tuesday 15th September. Falconry UK came in to show us some of his amazing birds. Some of these included different species of Owls, a Kookabura, and a Kingfisher. We learnt so much about why these animals have evolved the way they are and saw up close how amazing these birds are!

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  • Welcome back Year 2

    Published 10/09/20, by Andy Mari

    Year two have been really busy this week - we have been using our class manipulatives to help us with our number bonds to ten, as well as making paper chains with our times tables on.  These are now on display in our classroom as Rapunzel's hair! We have also been out on the field with Mr Moran, to learn racket and ball skills.  Year two have had a successful first week back at Roebuck and have settled back into school life very well.

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  • Roebuck's Burning!

    Published 26/02/20, by Shaun Downie

    Year 2 had a great time trying to put out some fires this week to start their topic 'We're on Fire!'

    They had to work as a team to put out various fires in the playground by passing buckets along a line of people. This was harder than anticipated as it was tricky keeping the water in the bucket and off people's shoes!

    What made it especially tricky (particularly in Birch Class) was a torrential downpour midway through the session. We tried our best to complete the challenge without getting totally drenched.

    The children showed great enthusiasm and determination despite the tricky weather conditions.

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  • Fencing Fanatics!

    Published 17/09/19, by Shaun Downie

    Year 2 had a thrilling morning last week learning how to be Knights!

    The children began the morning working on how to move in fencing as well as basic attack and defence movements. The children were then given specialist fencing 'foils' to compete in 'assaults' against their opponents.

    In addition to learning the main rules of fencing, the children were exposed to a wealth of new language such as 'En-Garde', 'Allez' and 'Hilt'. This will hopefully aid the children in their upcoming writing journey. 

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  • Fantastic finish

    Published 25/06/19, by Clare Elson

    Year 2 had a very exciting fantastic finish linked to our topic Fire Fire. Birch class performed a song and Pine class performed a short play showing how the plague was spread. All children participated in different activities such as sewing, making salt dough bread, decorating vehicles, burying cheese and wine pictures in sand trays, making and writing diaries and rebuilding London with bricks. Sensory circuits were also being used. We finished by Pine and Birch competing to see which class could pass a bucket of water the quickest to put out the fire. Well done Birch who did it in the quickest time. Thank you so much to all the parents and families who were able to attend and who participated fully in all activities.

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  • Arts week

    Published 20/05/19, by Clare Elson

    Year 2 explored the school grounds today looking for bugs and insects. This will be a stimulus for developing drawing skills this week. We looked at Austin's butterfly and talked about our mindset. With helpful feedback from a friend we improved our drawing skills.

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  • Postcards from Africa

    Published 14/03/19, by Clare Elson

    Year 2 Pine class have designed postcards from Africa. In literacy we are reading the story 'That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown' by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton. The Queen wants Emily's rabbit called Stanley but Emily wants to keep him.  Emily and Stanley then visit Africa in Year 2's version of the story. Look at our carefully created designs in computing.  These postcards will be on display in the classroom and we will be writing our postcards tomorrow.

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  • Which books do you like to read?

    Published 12/03/19, by Clare Elson

    We have been sharing and comparing books by the same author. This week we have heard stories by Julia Donaldson. We have also found some stories to support our topic learning about Africa.

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  • Teddy day in Year 2

    Published 06/03/19, by Clare Elson

    Year 2 have been learning how to improve their writing by adding more description. We have created a bank of noun phrases and used to improve our sentences. In class we have also been learning about using when, if, that or because to help us to write longer sentences. Mrs Elson brought in Rosie Rabbit her toy she has had since she was little to visit the class.

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  • Music Day

    Published 12/02/19, by Clare Elson

    Roebuck Academy has had its third Music day. Many thanks to all involved for organising this fun learning experience. Thank you to the Music Service for all their help and excellent teaching. Year 2 had the opportunity to compose their song and sang it in the sharing assembly at the end of the day.

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  • Keeping Healthy

    Published 12/02/19, by Clare Elson

    Stevenage Borough council has led a series of lessons for Year 2 showing us to how to stay healthy. The project ended in a parent session and the children had the opportunity to share their learning. Many thanks to all involved in organising. Year 2 have learnt a lot about how to have an active and healthy life style.

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