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  • Latest news in Year 6

    Published 28/01/23, by Andy Mari

    Another amazing week in Year 6, full of fun activities and new experiences! We had our Holocaust workshop with two amazing teachers from Thomas Alleynes- who taught us the history of the Holocaust and what happened during the horrifying event. We learned over 6 million Jews were killed due to their religion, race & beliefs.

    We have started a new unit in literacy on persuasive speeches- mainly learning about Greta Thunberg and how she has the passion to try and save our beautiful world. In addition, we are currently making posters about the topic Greta was trying to explain- Climate Change. A challenge is currently making its way around the school: we have been challenged by Mrs Young to draw a realistic tiger for last year’s astrological animal for the Chinese New Year, the tiger (a symbol of dignity, ferocity, sternness and energy). Another piece of art we have begun is titled ‘The Great Wave’, where we will be using cross-hatching to fill our designs.

    Finally, in maths, we have been learning about the nets of cubes, 3d shapes and their properties and working extremely hard on our arithmetic scores. At Roebuck we are…

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  • Latest in Year 6

    Published 14/01/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 6 have made a great start back and have certainly hit the ground running. We started our new literacy unit based on Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom. We have already had our first long writing task to describe the storm using personification and onomatopoeia. To support us in this, we created our own soundscape of a thunderstorm using body percussion (check out a video we posted on our Twitter page). We have also begun our new science unit looking at classification: what classification is using a game of class Guess Who; and why we classify. We are also looking forward to our music unit and learning to play the ukulele.

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  • Latest news in Year 6

    Published 17/12/22, by Andy Mari

    This month was filled with endless excitement and countless fun for Elder and Ash. Of course, Monday was a snow day - and because of this we had time at school to enjoy the winter-wonderland outside! We had an extremely exciting lesson about dog breeds, where we matched dogs to their best descriptions and wrote definitions of breeds and their personalities as part of our science unit about inherited and acquired characteristics. In addition, we had a lesson drawing the Mr Men and Little Miss’s children and their genetic inheritances. In English, each child wrote autobiographies on the Chromebooks! We also had many tests to stretch our brains even further and to see the wonderful progress we have been making so far this year. Finally, we enjoyed our last Friday before the end of term with a non-school uniform day and an exciting class party with games, drinks and food to our hearts content! What a perfect way to end the year.

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  • Latest news in Year 6

    Published 04/12/22, by Andy Mari

    What have we been doing in Year 6 this week? Last Friday, we took part in a Boxing Workshop where we learnt how to dodge, block and attack! We learnt to work against each other and found out what boxers do! We were also joined by the Maynard Ensemble, who taught us about the WoodWind instruments that the group that had brought with them: they told us about their instruments, played some songs and even tricked us into clapping on one of them - making us think that the song was finished when it wasn’t (they managed to do this three times before the song ended). In Literacy, we have moved onto a Biography unit. We are currently writing a Biography on David Attenborough and what he has done throughout his life up until now. After we have completed this we are planning to write an independent piece on a choice of three famous individuals.

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  • NeYear 6 latest news

    Published 21/11/22, by Andy Mari

    During these past few weeks, we have been up to a lot of activities inside Year 6! We’ve had our amazing Books & Blankets session where parents were invited to read with us, provided with amazing breakfast foods such as croissants, biscuits, and a hot drink of tea. In addition, we had a Remembrance Service to celebrate the lives of the people who fought in the war and also to mourn the losses of our soldiers. A couple of Year 6s had the chance to speak in front of the whole school for this. Last week we had a Scooter Workshop where we got to participate in amazing tricks such as jumping over ramps and bunny jumps. In class, we have been writing a story related to WW2 called Rose Blanche. We have written an Internal Monologue and have begun to plan and write an ending of our own to the story. During French we completed a French test to try out our French skills in certain subjects: our names (‘Je m'appelle’) and our age (‘J'ai dix ans’) and where we live (‘J’habite a Stevenage’). In History, we began to research dates and subjects to create a timeline on women's suffrage and how they fought for the right to vote. Lastly, in PE, we have been learning how to do archery: how to hold a bow, how to shoot arrows and how to aim correctly.

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  • Do you dare to read?...

    Published 05/11/22, by Andy Mari

    This week, in Year 6, we hosted our very own FRIGHT NIGHT! During this event, the children read their own horror stories to their parents, grandparents and siblings. They had to think about how to perform this to create a scary atmosphere as well as ensuring what they were saying was clear. Thank you to all parents that attended-we hope you enjoyed listening to the scary stories and hat you weren't too scared! 

     

    At Roebuck, we are horror writers! 

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  • Art in Year 6

    Published 07/10/22, by Andy Mari

    This week in Year 6 Art, we have been learning about macro photography (extreme close up photography). We studied different photographs and attempted to guess what they were. We discussed key terms: saturation, hue and brightness and how we can use these words to form response when discussing art. As partners, we decided what object we would photograph, ensuring that we were thinking carefully about the background and composition. Next lesson, we will be editing our images! 

    At Roebuck, we are photographers! 

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  • Wowkshops in Year 6

    Published 24/09/22, by Andy Mari

    We have been lucky enough to have two wonderful workshops this week in Year 6. On Wednesday we welcomed a circus and we learnt to use different equipment to perform our own skills. The circus man and our teachers helped us out if we were struggling with any activity. We played with juggling balls, a diablo, plate spinning and gravity sticks. The circus performer even showed us some really hard tricks including balancing the stick on his chin whilst the plate was spinning, doing a bunch of 360 turns with the gravity sticks, juggling the balls really high and throwing and catching the diablo whilst doing some cool tricks. We had fun with this experience and loved it!

    We also took part in a World War 2 workshop with an ex-soldier named Carl. He told us all about how the war started and some of the main battles. We then took part in a quiz and held our nerve as bomb experts using a buzzer game. Finally, we finished of the day with some information about some of the weapons before having some marching lessons.

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  • Wicked Waistcoats

    Published 11/09/22, by Andy Mari

    Wow! What a week it has been in Year 6. We have started this year off with waistcoat making! The children have been researching different designs of waistcoats as well as designing, making and evaluating. When making their waistcoats, they had to ensure they cut their material to size as well as sew their pieces of material together using a running stitch. They have also been thinking carefully how they are going to add unique design qualities like, buttons, zips and even collars! Watch the space for the finished looks!

    At Roebuck we are fashion designers! 

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  • The Greatest Show!

    Published 11/07/22, by Andy Mari

    The pupils of Year 6 have been up to some very fun yet challenging tasks these past few weeks in school; however, we only have 2 weeks left at Roebuck Academy and would like to enjoy every second of it. During this term some Year 6’s completed Bikeability Level 1 and 2. To do this they had to be able to ride safely on the playground until they were good enough to go to the next level: the road. Bikeability was enjoyed by every person doing it and some even learnt how to have only one hand on the bike instead of two! While some were doing this activity, others were at school doing something just as exciting in Science: making colour wheels! A thick piece of card was used and a circle was cut out using scissors. Using card, they got some paper and traced the circle from it and cut it out. Then the pupils coloured the paper circle with primary and secondary colours but in 6 equal 60° triangles. After doing all of these steps, some string was used and a sharp pencil to poke two small holes (at least 1cm away) to fit the string in. Finally, the wheel had be spun really fast until a white or peach colour emerged. This happened because our eyes can't keep up with the speed the wheel is moving, so it creates the illusion of the wheel changing colour.

    We have also been practising really hard for our Year 6 production of The Greatest Showman. We have been learning lines, practising dance moves and using stage directions to make our performance even better. We are looking forward to sharing it with all of you this week.

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  • Latest news in Year 6

    Published 26/06/22, by Andy Mari

    n Year 6, we have been very busy preparing our production - The Greatest Showman. Choreographing dances, rehearsing lines, going through scenes, we are trying to make it as perfect as possible. We cannot wait for you to see it. 

    Year 6 have also been writing our adventure stories. We have taken The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman and written a story inspired by that. For example, The Potion-Maker's Daughter or The Shoe-maker's Son (written by pupils in Yr 6). 

    Another exciting thing this week has been our afternoon on Life Lessons. In these sessions, we learn new things helping us mature. This week, we have learnt how to tie a tie , ready for secondary school. As well as this, we also learnt the cost of packed lunches and how we can have a balanced diet. Making sure we are including protein, fruit and vegetables, carbohydrates and the right amount of sugars. 

    We have been super busy in Year6 recently and are having so much fun in our last few weeks at Roebuck Academy.

     

    Written by Poppy Townley
    Deputy Head Girl 
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  • News in Year 6

    Published 11/06/22, by Andy Mari

    The first week back we started  a new topic in English: The Firework Maker's Daughter. Many pupils in our class have really enjoyed this book and would like to carry on reading.  We have been taking part in experience days as well as sentence staking to improve our vocabulary and sentence structures. This has been a fun topic to learn as there are many twists and arguments that are made.

    In the afternoon, we have been preparing for our new production - The Greatest Showman. During this, some of our classmates were taken out to the classroom where teachers from their secondary school would tell them all about what they needed and if pupils had questions they would answer them. The class is currently preparing their secondary schools by bringing equipment from home and all the appropriate things you would need to have.

    For our show (The Greatest Showman) we are learning various dances and  songs. We are also going through the roles and acting out the scenes. All pupils are required to practice their lines and by the time the show is due all the lines are supposed to be learnt by heart. The pupils really enjoyed this and when it was first announced everyone was happy about what it was.

     

    By Olivia P and Liv P

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