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  • Book fair and World Book Day bring reading alive at Roebuck!

    Published 09/03/17

    Last Thursday, children and staff celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite book characters as part of our themed week based around a class book. We even had a bunch of 'Wallies' as staff dressed up as the favourite character from the picture book 'Where's Wally?' The week ended with excitement as our book fair arrived and all of the classes enjoyed time browsing through the books and creating their wish lists.

    During Parents' evenings this week, the book fair has been open and we have been overwhelmed by the support from children and parents. Roebuck school has raised a whopping £1353.76 which means Scholastic will give the school £752.26 back to spend on books. Over the next few days, children and teachers will be busy writing down their wishlists and Mrs Thomas is getting very excited about spending all of the money on lots of lovely new books!

    A huge thank you to everyone who supported our book fair - happy reading!

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  • Sporting Success

    Published 05/03/17

    Our school netball team won an incredibly close game against Peartree Spring School last Thursday. Peartree are a very good side and at times, looked particularly strong. It was a well-fought contest with all of our girls putting in excellent performances both in attack and defence. Ella (GA) and Millie (GS) scored two gaiols each. A last second shot from Millie went in to give us a 4-3 victory after trailling 3-2 at half time. Well done to all of the girls. This was our sixth win out of seven matches.

    Team: Eleanor, Kasey, Lexi, Lois, Isabelle, Tia, Ella, Millie

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  • Sponsored Success!

    Published 02/03/17

    We did it! The school has raised enough money to buy a new kit for our local First Responders. Well done everyone and thank you!

    Back in January, all of the children took part in a sponsored bounce to try to help a local charity buy a new First Responder First Aid pack. The target was set and with everyone's help, we have raise £1800. This is amazing! A cheque was presented to the First Responders at the end of our whole-school Code of Conduct assembly on Wednesday. They were delighteed to say the least. After the assembly, a very kind parent donated a further £200 to take our total up to £2000. We have been blown away by the effort and generosity of all the children and their families. The First Responders and all school staff can not thank you enough.

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  • Technology Day

    Published 30/01/17

    Roebuck Primary School and Nursery pupils have had a wonderful day celebrating technology. Many thanks to one of our dads who led our assembly and shared how Ocado use technology to help their customers. We also had robots brought into school for several year groups to explore using. Thank you to Stevenage museum who worked with Early years looking at what life was like at home before technology improved. Year 2 visited Tescos. Year 4 visited the lamex stadium (Stevenage Football Club's ground). Many thanks to one of our mums who brought an ambulance in to school and to the local community police officers who also visited. Barnwell School and Thomas Alleyne School kindly came to teach our pupils about car robot wars and coding. The children has such an inspriational day full of learning experiences. Thank you to all the staff for planning a wide range of activities including a QR code trail. In the afternoon, we were also visited by a Healthy Schools advisor.

    Please ask your children about their learning experience today. The picture is a healthy food robot made by a child in Year 2. More photos will be added to the website shortly.

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  • Library Opens

    Published 18/01/17

    On Monday, our newly revamped library opened for parents and children to use together. Many children were collected from school early so that they could visit the library with their parents and take out one of our new books. Children were inspired as they read information frames about all of their favourite authors; found cuddly toys representing characters from their favourite stories; searched through hundreds of new books filling the shelves; spent time looking at classes and teachers' recommended books; and found new genres such as Graphic Novels. Watch this space as our library is still going through some develpmental work - new furniture and wall paintings arrive soon.

    The library now opens to families both after school on a Monday and before school on a Wednesday. we also have a team of superb Year 5 Librarians who will always be o hand to help you and guide you so that you can easily find a book of your choice and one that excites you.

    A big thank you to Mrs Thomas and a team of TAs and parents who helped revamp the library and give you what you see today.

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  • A great start!

    Published 09/01/17

    Congratulations to Dragon House (green) who have started the new term with 10 bonus House Points. Dragon House had 23 children all use Mathletics during the Christmas holiday period. Gryphon House came a close second with 22 children using Mathletics so they have gained 5 House Points. These House Points get both Houses off to a great start for the spring term competition.

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  • Pegasus Win!

    Published 21/12/16

    Pegasus House have won this term's House Point competition. The winning House was announced in today's whole-school assembly and their House Captain, Tia, was presented with the trophy and the cheque for their chosen charity. Pegasus won with 318 points meaning that they raised £318 for Arthritis Action. Well done to all of the boys and girls in Pegasus.

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  • Roebuck Choir give another fantastic performance!

    Published 19/12/16

    On Saturday 17th December, Roebuck Choir performed at St. Martin's Church in Knebworth. The children were special guest performers, singing alongside the Stevenage Choral Society. Performing two songs on their own and then three songs with the adult choir, the children captured the hearts of the audience with their angelic yet professional performance. Many people made a special point of congratulating the children on their singing with a secondary school head of music stating that the choir was the best junior choir she had ever heard! Wow! What a huge yet thoroughly deserved compliment.

    One of the songs in particular was very challenging to learn. But, as always, our amazing children gave it 110% and Mrs Thomas and Miss Whitfield are incredibly proud of them all. We are looking forward to see what lies ahead of us in 2017 and for more outstanding performances. Well done everyone!

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  • Sporting Success!

    Published 15/12/16

    After losing narrowly to St Margerets last week, our wonderful school netball team returned to winning ways this week when they beat Bedwell School 15-2. It was an incredible team performance where all eight girls played so well, really dominating a good Bedwell side. Our passing and movement was incrdible and the girls worked tirelessly all over the court to record their third victory of the season. It really was a well-deserved win.

    Team: Eleanor, Kasey, Lexi (c), Lois, Tia, Isabelle, Ella, Millie

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  • Learning Ambassador

    Published 13/12/16

    Lexi in Year 6 has become the first pupil at Roebuck School to achieve her Learning Ambassador badge. This is the highest award a child can receive. It is only given out for someone who continually demonstrates amazing learning behaviour both in class and in all aspects of school life. There are three levels of learner at Roebuck that Key Stage 1 and 2 children can aspire to. Many children have their 'Good Learner' badge (level 1) and some have their 'Outstanding Learner' badge (level 2). Lexi has reached the top tier which is 'Learning Ambassador' (level 3). She is a real role model to all other children.

    All children who have got a badge for meeting their Learning Behaviour targets were lucky enough to receive free time in July on a huge bouncy castle that the school bought in. Hopefully, lots of children will now follow in Lexi's footsteps.

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  • Music at Roebuck

    Published 12/12/16
    Roebuck have been working closely with Herts Music Service this term to improve and enhance music provision throughout the school. We were delighted that Christina Luchies, the Head of Music Services in Stevenage, came to visit our school. She has wo
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  • Netball Success!

    Published 01/12/16

    Our school netball team played St Nicholas School today and won 10-2 with a very impressive performance. There was some excellent passing and movement in the first half, leading to a 7-1 half-time lead. St Nicholas put up a good fight and made the game difficult at times but our girls' marking was tremendous throughout and they all played with real spirit and determination. The second half was tough as the light started to disappear and the cold air numbed everyone's hands! With 7 goals scored by Ella and 3 by Millie, it was a really good team effort. Well done to all of the girls. That's now two out of two wins.

    Team: Eleanor, Kasey, Lexi (c), Lois, Isabelle, Tia, Ella, Millie

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