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  • Science week

    Published 10/07/18

    Thank you to Barnwell school, Thomas Allyene and Trotts Hill pupils for working with our Year 2 pupils to create this stunning display. During Science week the children learnt about food chains. They really enjoyed meeting and working with new friends from other schools. Many thanks to all the teachers and staff for their help on the day.

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  • EYFS Sports Day

    Published 18/06/18

    After a cloudy start, the sun came out and smiled upon us as today was the EYFS sports day.

    The children started with a round robin of activities including football dribbling, bean bag throwing, jumping through hoops and catching a ball.

    The  children then concluded the session with 3 different races. The sprint, the hurdles (both under and over them) and finally the quoit race.

    Every single child did their best and they were all awarded a medal.

    Thank you to all the parents that came and supported the event including the RSA with the refreshment stall. A special mention to Mr Downie and Mr Moran for organising the event. Everyone loved it!

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  • Dreamcatcher with Michelle Westby

    Published 06/06/18

    The latest Dreamcatcher assembly was presented by Stevenage local  Michelle Westby, who achieved her ambition of being a stunt driver. Sharing with the children how she became a stunt driver for the live touring show "Fast and Furious Live," Michelle explained that her career path took her to doing jobs that would earn her the money to then realise her dream. Working hard as a project manager on a building site gave her the opportunity to save up the money to buy her dream car, which then allowed her to the follow her dream of learning how to be a drift driver and eventually drive cars for the famous live touring show. Michelle told the children to "dream big" and "dream to be anything that you want to be," but stressed that there would always be hard work and setbacks along the way.  To finish off with she showed us a promotional video of her driving her car at a track as well as giving the children the opportunity to see what her car was really like.

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  • Dreamcatcher with Lee Wilkinson

    Published 06/06/18

    The latest Dreamcatcher at Roebuck Academy saw actor and author Lee Wilkinson inspire the children with tales of how his career has transformed from a Physical Education Teacher, to actor to author.  As well as telling us about how he left school aged 15 and worked in a circus he shared how his career has developed and after a move to America he became and actor in stage plays. Having returned to the country after 20 years in America he has been involved in working for Warner Brothers at the Harry Potter Studios and more recently has turned his hand to being an author of children's books. He left the children with some sound advice for their futures by stating that they shouldn't listen to people who say they can't be what they want to be . Instead they need to be brave and dare to do what they want to do!

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  • What a lot of rubbish!

    Published 25/04/18

    Both Co-Chairs of the School Council attended a trip to Cavendish Road recycling centre today.

    As well as meeting and talking to the Mayor, Vanessa and Josh both found out all about the recycling that happens in Stevenage or more worrying, the lack of recycling that the residents of Stevenage currently do.

    Although a bit whiffy, they watched one of the trucks empty their loads full of recycling. We found out that each lorry has to return 3 to 4 times a day. We talked lots about what is currently been recycled and we also saw what could go in the landfill site.

    The school council are looking to work with the Eco club to see how Roebuck could improve our recycling habits.

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  • Dreamcatcher asssembly with Matthew Kennedy

    Published 19/04/18

    In todays dreamcatcher assembly  the children were joined by Matthew Studdert  Kennedy from the Shuttleworth collections. As well as telling us about the different exhibitions available at Shuttleworth, he informed us of how his career has developed from architect to teacher to head of education at the museum. He mentioned to the children how hard work and perseverance helped him achive  and that  his current job is so interesting because it incorporates  a variety of different skills from every subject you could think of- from english and maths to art, design and  foreign languages.

    He shared with the children that during his career he decided to change his job from being an architect to becoming head of education at Shuttleworth because he felt that he needed to do a job that he really enjoyed. One of his top tips for success was to, "choose a job that you love as you will never have to work a day in your life."

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  • Jamming with Ben Smith- Dream Catcher assembly

    Published 29/03/18

    Wow! What an amazing Dream Catcher assembly we had today! We were joined by Ben Smith who is a professional musician who comes from Hitchin. He played us some songs and we were all tapping our feet and singing along. Ben learnt to play the guitar at the age of 6 and always dreamed of being a professional musician. After 12 years of music lessons, and attending music college, he turned semi-professional and now plays in many different bands around the country entertaining lots of people. A really good example of how perserverance and determination can help you to reach your goals.

    Freddie in Year 6 also got up and sang a song with Ben. It was a very impressive performance and we certainly think we have a star in the making! You can see more performances by Ben by looking at his website http://www.bennyguitarsmith.com/

     

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  • Easter hat competition

    Published 28/03/18

    Thank you to all 80 entrants that amazed the school council yet again this lunch time.

    School is about learning but also about creating happy memories for children to fondly remember when they are older. This event certainly showed their creative side and was lovely to see them all smiling while posing for their pictures. They said that they enjoyed making them.

    Winners will be announced in tomorrow's assembly.

    Well done to everyone though!

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  • Easter egg competion

    Published 27/03/18

    The school council had a really tough job this lunchtime with the judging of the Easter egg competition.

    Everyone was amazed and overwhelmed with the creativity and hard work that everyone had put into their design.

    Well done to all the entrants - it really was a tricky decision for the children. All winners will be announced on Thursday.

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  • Roebuck Reading Buddies

    Published 20/03/18

    Year 4 and 5 reading buddies were very excited this week as they got to go and visit their Year 10 reading buddy at Thomas Alleyne school. Once they arrived, they were shown to the school library where they enjoyed catching up with their buddy and sharing how successful they had been at meeting their reading target that they set in February.

    A little while later, they got the opportunity to browse the library shelves and discuss their favourite books whilst picking up some tips from their buddys. To finish the session, children set themselves some aspirational targets to try and meet with their reading by the time the next reading session takes place in June.

    The children left feeling very motivated. "I enjoyed meeting my reading buddy again and I loved going to Thomas Alleyne. I am going to try hard to meet my target."

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  • Children are inspired by another Dream Catcher assembly.

    Published 20/03/18

    Last Thursday, we were really lucky to be joined by Zara Richards - a dance teacher from Stevenage who is also a professional dancer. Jayden in Year 3 recommended Zara as he goes to her street dancing class every week. Zara began by showing us her showreel which showed her appearances on Britain's Got Talent as well as numerours appearances on TV adverts and music videos supporting famous artists such as Tinie Tempah and Cher Lloyd.

    After asking her many questions, we discovered that Zara had always wanted to be a dancer from the young age of 5 and that with hard work and determination she had successfully managed to make her dreams come true. She works long hours and shows a real committment to her profession.

    Many children were left feeling really inspired. Grace in Year 5 said, "She's inspired me by not giving up so I'm not going to give up on my dream either." At Roebuck we all tell our children to dream, believe and then you will achieve! Thank you Zara for showing us an excellent real life example of this.

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  • Choir sing at the Royal Albert Hall

    Published 11/03/18

    On Sunday 11th March, 19 members of the school choir were up bright and early and at school (7.20am to be exact), ready to get on a bus to London. After a fairly quick journey, we arrived at the Royal Albert Hall eagerly awaiting rehearsals for the Hertfordshire School’s Gala: If I had wings. The event was a celebration of singing and instrumental music with live art and dance. Mrs Thomas and Mrs Howard were left slightly star struck when we saw James Mayhew and Michael Rosen who were both taking part in the performance – Michael in fact wrote the words for the songs and narration. Unfortunately we didn’t get the opportunity to speak to them – or grab them for a Dream Catcher assembly!

    After two hours of rehearsals, the time came for the performance. The choir were AMAZING! Miss Whitfield, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Howard are so proud of the children’s commitment to learning all of the songs over the last few months and of the effort that they put into their performance. A huge thank you to all of the children - and to their parents for coming to support them and giving up their Mothering Sunday.

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