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  • Camping out in Year 1

    Published 24/09/22, by Andy Mari

    What a fantastic start Year 1 have had to our Camping Out topic. Last week local Brownie and Scouts leaders, Wren, Fox and Bluebell came to our school to teach us all about camping out. First, we helped them on a scavenger hunt through Creature Corner and found lots of interesting leaves, creatures and flowers. They then taught us how to set up a tent so we could stay warm and dry while camping. Lastly, they used the wood we had collected to make a roaring fire! As we watched the flames crackle, we sang songs and roasted lots of delicious marshmallows. At Roebuck we are Campers! 

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  • Art and D&T in Year 1

    Published 11/07/22, by Andy Mari

    What a busy week we have had in year 1 celebrating Art and DT.

    We have explored and recreated the artwork of Takashi Murakami and spent a long time using our sketch books to draw flowers in his distinctive style. We used different mediums to create colour and texture. We then used clay, to create a tile and etched a Murakami flower into it.

    Masterchef day was also a hit, making fruit smoothies by learning how to chop using the bridge method. We had so much learning about how fruits and vegetables grow and even got to wear professional chef hats. 

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  • Art in Year 1

    Published 26/06/22, by Andy Mari

    In Year 1 we have been learning about sculpture in our Art lessons. Recently we had to design our own creature, thinking about where it lived, how it travelled and what it ate. We sketched some ideas of  how we wanted it to look, and this week we used some junk modelling materials to create a 3D version of it.

    Our teachers were blown away by how amazing they were. What a creative bunch! At Roebuck we are Artists.

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  • Roarsome day at Paradise Wildlife!

    Published 11/06/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 enjoyed a "Roarsome" day at Paradise Wildlife today to kick off our Summer topic of 'Fur, Feathers and Scales'. We visited so many different animals, including Penguins, Lions, Tigers, Meercats, and ENORMOUS snakes. We even managed to find some of the animals from our Literacy book 'Wombat goes walkabout' these included the emus, wallabies and Kooaburras.

    A fantastic day was had by all!!

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  • Pirate day in Year 1

    Published 21/04/22, by Andy Mari

    Ahoy there me hearties!

    Year 1 kicked off their new topic of 'Walk the plank' with a wonderful Pirate day!

    We all came in dressed up and had a day of Design Technology. We designed, created, tested and evaluated our own pirate boats with a windmill sail. What a way to kick off the term summer term.

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  • Tasty in Year 1

    Published 12/03/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 have been exploring sense in science this term, and we had a fun lesson where we explored our sense of taste! Some brave volunteers were blindfolded and had to taste different foods and guess what they were.

    Every child then got to taste the same food and had to try to describe the taste.

    We tasted Marmite, Lemon, Vinegar, Honey and milk. 

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  • 'Burps, Bottoms and Body parts'

    Published 23/02/22, by Andy Mari

    We had a special visit from 2 nurses to launch our new topic of 'Burps, Bottoms and Body parts'

    We asked them lots of questions about their jobs and they told us about all the different places that they had worked and the different ways that they had helped people in our community.

    Some of the children in Year 1 pretended to have injured themselves, and the nurses bandaged them all up.

    What a great way to start the term.

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  • Oh No! Visit from Miss Oh No

    Published 24/01/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 received a letter from Miss Oh No saying that she would be paying them a visit... She came into school to check that we had all been learning about the 'O' grapheme. We went on an 'O' hunt around the hall, Wrote some words that included the 'O' grapheme and as a special treat, we were invited to join in with Miss Oh No's disco at the end because of our wonderful learning! What a fantastic afternoon. Year 1 are wondering who will visit us next from Monster Phonic Land?

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  • To infinity and beyond!

    Published 16/01/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 1 had an unbelievable start to the new term when we were visited by Space Commander Joe. Commander Joe came into Roebuck to BLAST OFF our new Space topic and enrolled us all into Space School. We learned some amazing facts about famous astronauts and all the planets.

    To infinity and beyond!

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  • Superheroes in Year 1!

    Published 06/12/21, by Andy Mari

    As part of our Superhero topic, Year 1 were visited by local Police officers. We learned lots about how they help people and how they keep us safe. We then looked at different equipment that they use and even got to try on one of the vests! They were very heavy! 

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  • North Herts Colege visit

    Published 16/11/21, by Andy Mari

    This week the Year 1 classes were invited to North Herts College to learn about plants.

    The childcare students from the college had set up a wonderful session where we were able to plant seeds, learn about the different parts of a plant, handle unusual food items that had been grown in the allotments there, and we even had a story read to us.

    A great time was had by all, and we thank NHC for having us

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  • Superhero's in Year 1

    Published 05/11/21, by Andy Mari

    As part of our Superhero topic, we have been learning about real life heroes. Today we were visited by Hertfordshire Fire service. We asked lots of questions and learned about all the different ways they help people! 

    Miss Jakeman tried on the fire kit and we all had a turn squirting the hose! It was EPIC! 

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