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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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  • Year 2 are loving Maths.

    Published 28/01/19, by Clare Elson

    Year 2 have been learning to use manipulatives to make three digit numbers. We have been counting on and back wards in ones, tens and hundreds. This week we are continuing to compare numbers to find out which number is greater or smaller. In 5 a day we have been adding hundreds to tens and to ones.

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  • Red Ribbons

    Published 19/11/18, by Clare Elson

    Pine Class have had a really busy week finding out about the war. We have been remembering people who fought in the war by tying red ribbons on trees in creature corner. We have also made poppies and writing  postcards in the role of a child from the war, who is  missing their dad and helping their mum at home with a variety of jobs.

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  • Trash or Treasure

    Published 02/10/18, by Clare Elson

    Year 2 have had a wonderful time learning how to turn trash into treasure. Today Sue and Alex visited us from Frogmore Papermill. We discussed how paper is made then had the opportunity to make paper. Pine were so inspired we returned to our classroom to make paper sculptures.

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  • A street in 1666

    Published 18/06/18, by Clare Elson

    Look at the wonderful Tudor houses year 2 have made. Many thanks to all the parents for the wonderful support given at home to make the houses for home learning. 

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  • Year 2 Pine visit to Fire Station

    Published 18/06/18, by Clare Elson

    Year 2 had a wonderful visit to the Fire Station. They were split into three groups and carried out different activities. We found out how to be safe at home. The firefighters taught us Stop, drop and roll. We were shown the uniform and the equipment in the fire engine. After we got to squirt water with the hoses. 


    Many thanks to the Fire Service for giving up their time and helping us to be safe. A special thank you to all the adults and parents who came with us. 

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  • Learning about dragons in Pine

    Published 09/03/18, by Clare Elson

    Pine class have been thinking about the dragon that was filmed flying over the school. We have written descriptions using noun phrases. Drama work has been fun as we explored why the dragon came to Roebuck Academy. We used freeze frame to discuss the motives and feelings of the dragon. Conscience Alley was used to give the dragon advice. We created maps to help the lost dragon find his way home. Next week we are looking forward to painting our clay dragons and creating a dragon world. This will be used for story telling and story writing.

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  • World Book Day

    Published 01/03/18, by Clare Elson

    Year 2 have had a wonderful book day. Well done for coming to school in such fantastic costumes today. We talked about our favourite book characters and enjoyed lots of reading today.

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  • Pine Class Fantastic Finish

    Published 07/02/18, by Clare Elson

    Thank you to all the adults who were able to attend Pine Class's fantastic finish. We sang a couple of songs and performed a composition. Then we were delighted when adults joined in with our learning activities. These included Purple Mash, Growth mindset art, maths, making puppets and spelling. Many thanks to all the adults who came to find out about our assessments in May. Please ask a Year 2 adult if you need any more information.

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