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  • Busy week in Year 2

    Published 28/01/23, by Andy Mari

    In Literacy this week we started our new topic of The Magic Paintbrush, which links with our topic of China. We watched a video and looked at pictures of Chinese flowers, boats, buildings, animals of the zodiac and some Chinese writing. Next we tried to recreate these pictures in our “sand” just like Shen did in the story.

    We were also able to take part in Herts College Frozen workshop. We took part in some activities which were looking at helping develop our awareness of recycling and ecology.

    At Roebuck We are creative. 

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  • Chinese Dragon Dance in Year 2

    Published 14/01/23, by Andy Mari

    This week Year 2 have started their Geography topic on China. They started the week by finding China on the map and looking at what other countries were nearby. They learned a little about some of the landmarks of China and then enjoyed a workshop on Thursday. At their workshop they listened to the myth of how the animals of the zodiac were chosen, they did a fan dance which was linked with Tai Chi and then they took part in a Chinese dragon dance before finishing with a quiz.

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  • Christmas activities in Year 2

    Published 19/12/22, by Andy Mari

    This week in year two we finished editing our non-fiction writing on hibernating animals which we had spent the last couple of weeks completing. We also started looking at multiplication and division in maths, so we will be looking out for lots of practise on TTRockstars! Pine class also spent some time making their peg people in art whilst in music we were learning how to play our Christmas song HO HO HO on glockenspiels, with amazing results. The week ended in a very festive manner, making our placemats, and having a lovely Christmas party. Thanks to all parents for the lovely selection of food brought in, we had a great time!!

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  • Christmas Journey in Year 2

    Published 03/12/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 2 attended Bridge Builders the Christmas Journey this week. They heard the story of the first Christmas and moved around hearing from different people who were there at the time- Anna and Simeon, the shepherds, the Magi and Mary and Joseph. At each station they listened then had a short activity to do.  The children enjoyed the mornings and were behaved impeccably. 

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  • Visitors in Year 2

    Published 19/11/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 2 have had a busy week. They had Books and Breakfast on Monday morning. Thank you so much to the adults who came to join us and share stories with the children.

    Then on Thursday morning they had a visit from Stevenage fire service to talk to us about their work. We found out all about the different roles that they do, the equipment they carry, the clothes they wear and what they do when they are waiting for a call out. They also let us ask lots of questions!

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  • Zoolab in Year 2

    Published 06/11/22, by Andy Mari

    Our new topic in Science is about animals and their habitats so on Monday 31st October Zoolab visited us and brought some different animals to show us. They brought a snake, a tarantula, a gecko and a rat. We found out lots about each animal, such as what it eats, where in the world it could be found as well as interesting facts about each animal.  Some of us were very brave and held or touched some of the animals. We asked some interesting questions too.

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  • Cool Blue visits Year 2!

    Published 08/10/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 2 were visited by Cool Blue today to teach us all about the oo grapheme.

    We had to find the words around the room and create lists showing all the different graphemes that were used. We also had to find out if they real words or alien words

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  • Year 2-The Owl who was afraid of the dark.

    Published 24/09/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 2 are reading 'The Owl who was afraid of the dark' and in the story Plop the Owl has a campfire. We decided to have our own campfire so that we could generate some exciting language that we were able to use in our next literacy lesson.

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  • "Always hold your head high like a sunflower that stretches toward the light" Malene Rossau

    Published 11/07/22, by Andy Mari
    We have worked a lot on positivity and sunflowers this week - they have been very important in our learning!
    In PSHE we have thought out positive relationships and who is important to us.  We made a class wreath of leaves.
    It's Art and DT week at Roebuck and we have been chefs and artists, creating soups and t shirts!  We have learnt how to cut, grate and peel vegetables safely using different equipment.  We used the claw grip when doing this to make sure we didn't hurt ourselves, as the knives were very sharp!
    In Art we are taking inspiration from Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and  we are in the process of making our very own Tie Dye T Shirts.  We will be adding a flower print to them this week and we can't wait to show you the final product!
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  • Updated news in Year 2.

    Published 08/06/22, by Andy Mari

    A lot of interesting, interactive and inspirational learning has been happening in Year 2 over the past few weeks.

    In DT we have been thinking about levers and pivots, we looked at different everyday objects that used levers and pivots and then made our own MOVING MONSTERS! 

    We learnt about World Ocean Day too, and how we can protect and save the oceans.  We had a Lion King Workshop where we learnt a new dance and then took part in a number of activities based around looking after the planet and being kind to the Oceans and Nature.  We went fishing to remove plastic from the oceans, went recycling in the rainforest to clear the litter, made our own turtle and pinned a tusk on an elephant!

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  • Lego workshop

    Published 22/05/22, by Andy Mari

    What an exciting time we have had at Roebuck this week, Bob from the Lego workshop came in to teach us how to use different building techniques to create roof structures on our houses. Once we had made a building, we stuck it to a lego board and added gardens, driveways and even swimming pools. Finally, we put all our creations together along a giant road and watched how it transformed into a Lego City. At Roebuck, we are Engineers!


    Later, to help us with our phonics, Yellow I visited us from Monster Phonics Land to test our knowledge on the 'I' sounds. We helped her collect lots of words around the hall, and then she challenged us to a spelling game - we managed to get all our words right and win the game! At Roebuck, we are brilliant readers!


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  • Vanquished Dragon!

    Published 04/05/22, by Andy Mari

    What a scary time we have had in year 2 -a dragon dared to enter our classrooms!!! However, our brave knights took up their swords and worked together to capture him before he could breathe fire on all the furniture. We used our experience to generate lots of vocabulary: describing our sharp weapons, the swift actions we took and how nervous we all felt.

    Once we knew we were safe, we were able to concentrate on our other learning and had lots of fun in maths. We have been exploring shapes and how to count in different units of measurement. First, learning to use a ruler to draw in centimetres and metres. Then we used weighing scales to measure in grams and kilograms. With the Jubilee bake off round the corner, our year 2's now have all the skills they need to help weigh the ingredients needed to bake a delicious cake at home!

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