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March 2019

  • We have Chicks!

    Published 21/03/19

    Nursery chicks

    Children in Nursery have had lots of fun this week watching the chicks hatch. The children have all been very excited and fully immersed in their learning, carefully watching for changes in the eggs. On Wednesday our first egg hatched and the children decided to name him Bear, as he looked fluffy. When the children came into school on Thursday morning all ten chicks had hatched and they are all happy and healthy in their new larger home. This is the first time we've been so lucky to have all ten hatch - we are very happy!


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  • Katherine Dunston- from Knebworth House Dream catcher assembly

    Published 16/03/19

    Last week, Katherine Dunston came to Roebuck and delivered a Dream catcher assembly. Katherine works at Knebworth House and she talked to the children about some of the work that she does there. Currently she is focussing her time on helping to develop an APP that will allow visitors, especially children, to understand more about the Watchman's Tower at the house, which is currently being renovated. Having first dreamt of being an astronaut when she was young, Katherine became a teacher in a Primary School, teaching Year 1 and 2 pupils and then she moved onto working at Knebworth House. Her working day varies , as she could be showing round groups of visitors, planning out work experience placements for students and even dressing up in costumes for classes of children to bring the history of the house to life.

    On finishing the assembly, Katherine gave the children a nugget of wisdom, which was to enjoy trying different things, especially when you are young.  

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  • Kit Davies- Dreamcatcher

    Published 16/03/19

    Chief Executive of the Hart School Learning group, Kit Davies, delivered our latest Dreamcatcher assembly. He talked to the children about his role as a Chief Executive and how this meant him doing a wide variety of jobs including managing budgets, talking about finances, meeting MP's, attending formal dinners and visiting schools. He mentioned that his main aim within the Hart Learning group was to make peoples dreams happen through providing them with a great education from Nursery right through to College. 

    Having grown up in London he initially dreamed of becoming a Tennis player or Coach and then a Lawyer. Eventually he trained to be a teacher. Once  he completed University, he then travelled abroad working in a variety of countries including Mexico, Japan and Spain where he taught English. When asked about  a typical working day, he mentioned that no day was the same as he sometimes had boring days when he would be talking about Budgets or finance, or more interesting days where he would be out meeting people. Kit left the children with his nugget of wisdom , which was to always be positive and think positively especially when you find a difficult situation or something goes wrong.

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  • Science Week

    Published 12/03/19

    The children and staff at Roebuck experience a Mega Science week during the second week of March. The learning that took place supports our journey in improving and enhancing STEM provision across the school. Staff have had an exciting training event where they shared their own ideas for investigations. Two staff members are also attending a Primary Engineering course so are looking forward to their new ideas and learning which they will share with us. Teachers performed a play to the whole school in assembly to show how magnets work. Each class have had extra time this week planned in to their weekly timetable to explore science in depth. 

    Please ask your child what they have been learning about this week.

    Look above at the photograph - this is what happens when you add water to skittles? How is it that the colours do not mix and that they stay separated?

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  • Book week

    Published 12/03/19

    On Wednesday the children were surprised to find the special guests for the Dream catcher's assembly were two familiar faces. Mrs Prosser and Mrs Elson have been working together on a project for the last two years. Mrs Elson has written a children's story and Mrs Prosser has created the illustrations. The book is now in the process of being published. The whole school listened to two pages and need to wait to find out what happens next. Mrs Elson shared how she has always wanted to write a book and likes to jot down ideas. Mrs Prosser demonstrated how she created her portfolio full of wonderful illustrations she has drawn over the years.

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  • JP Zarka- latest Dream catcher assembly

    Published 03/03/19

    Roebuck Academy was visited  on Thursday blogger, JP Zarka, who took part in the latest Dream catcher assembly. Having grown up in Chicago, JP dreamed of being a basketball star, a Rock star and a best selling writer in his early life. However, since the age of 13/14 he wanted to come to Britain having been inspired by a change of culture and went into teaching. Having sporting interests such as basketball( with the inspirational Michael Jordan) and WWE wrestling, JP decided to try and share some of his ideas about wrestling by writing articles on his own website. Now he has written over 350 articles  and blogs and even starred in his own radio show, when sharing stories about wrestling and WWE. Having shared what a typical day in his work was: including taking his children to school, reading and researching material for his blog and then posting his blog on social media, JP gave the children a "nugget of wisdom", which was to try your best and forget about all of the rest. 

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