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February 2018

  • Dreamcatcher assembly- Mr Mark Lewis

    Published 25/02/18

     The children at Roebuck were treated to a Dream catcher assembly from Thomas Alleynes Headteacher Mr Mark Lewis on Thursday. As well as answering the questions from the Year 6 children Mr Lewis shared some insight into what his ambitions were when he was younger as well as talking about his first ever job, which was a trolley attendant at Sainsburys.  When he was younger, Mr Lewis had ambitions to be a war journalist but soon realised that to become this he would have to spend some time reporting on more mundane events such as village fetes and local events so he turned his sights onto teaching, where he became one of the youngest Headteachers in the country when he took over at Thomas Alleynes school.  To finish off with Mr Lewis shared some of the things that he said employers would be looking for when they interviewed people, these were: good literacy and maths skills, manners and being able to work well as a member of a team.

    The children responded well with some good questions and  a couple had this to say afterwards: "To get a good job you will have to work hard at school because you need to learn the skills to get the job you would like." Josh Year 5

    "I have learnt that to achieve your goal you have to work hard and keep persevering. Never give up." Vanessa Year 5

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  • Reading buddies

    Published 09/02/18

    Pupils from Year 4 and 5 have been working with a group of Year 10 reading buddies from Thomas Alleynes. On Friday 2nd February,  students joined Roebuck in the library for our first session of the year. The children enjoyed getting to know one another and discussing what books they like to read. Thomas Alleyne students shared their recommendations and have set our children their own individual challenge regarding how much they can read before they meet again in March. Our children at Roebuck, loved the session and it has ignited a passion for reading. We cannot wait until our next reading buddy session! 

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  • Dream Catcher assembly- Mr Drackford

    Published 09/02/18
    On Thursday 1st February, we were joined by Mr Drackford who came in to talk to us about the inspirational work he is carrying out in Africa. So far, he has taken a team out every year to help a school in Gambia called Kassa Kunda. He has built the school two new classrooms and has provided them lunch for the past year. This year he is hoping to build them a park and a library. Children were eager to ask questions at the end of the session and were fascinated looking at the photos and videos that they were shown. Many have commented to me since the assembly that they feel inspired to help others and make a difference. Year 2 and Year 6 are going to write letters for Mr Drackford to take to the school and we are hopefully going to try and make links with the school for the future. You can follow Mr Drackford's trip to the Gambia on: where he will upload daily videos of their progress. Please share these with your children.
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