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1.1 Dolphin Class

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1.2 Seahorse Class

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An Assembly for Year 6 and Key Worker Children

Please see below Mrs Peet’s assembly for Year 6 and key worker children…

 

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Celebration Assemblies!

Please watch our lovely Celebration Assemblies for each phase…

Foundation

Early Years

Middle Years

Later Years

 

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VE Day Assembly!

Please watch Mrs Peet’s VE Day Assembly!

 

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Quiz Number 4!

This weeks quiz is hosted by Mrs Stubbs! Please click on the videos and files below to take part.

Round 1 – Letters and Numbers

Round 2 – Picture Quiz (& answers)

Round 3 – The Missing Link

 

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BBC Bitesize

Access the new BBC Bitesize resources by clicking on the following link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize.

Regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects are available for children across the UK.

Specially made videos, quizzes, podcasts and worksheets will bring many subjects to life for children in Years 1 to 6.

 

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Camp Crafts

Are you a budding artist? The attached booklet contains 10 arts and craft activities which you might like to try at home this week.

 

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Twinkl

If you are looking for further worksheets or work booklets for your child to complete, then access Twinkl’s Home Learning

Packs by clicking on the following linkhttps://www.twinkl.co.uk/ . You can access these resources for free by creating an

account and using the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS.

 

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Science Day

Queen Emma had a fantastic Science Day based upon the British Science Week theme of ‘Our Diverse Planet.’ Each year group’s learning was based upon a continent and the children had a day filled with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) based activities.
Year 1- Asia- First the children discussed how people around the world are diverse and how that makes them special. They then went into the hall and drew around each other, thinking about their diverse qualities and also what similarities they all share.
Year 2- Australasia- Year 2 pupils learnt about the importance of forests in Australia and the devastating affect that the recent bush fires had on the environment and animals that make the forests their habitat. They had to use their engineering skills to build a tree, in pairs, using 4 pieces of recycled paper. Plus they weren’t allowed to use any glue, paper clips, blue tac or sellotape! The children really had to use Habit 2, Begin with the end in mind and Habit 6, synergize.
Year 3- Europe- Pupils had to work really hard using the ipads to research animals native to Europe and design a hotel for them to stay in. They had to think about the features of their habitat and why the animals would want to stay in their hotel.
Year 4- North America- We all know that parts of America can have a hot climate, so Year 4 used their scientific knowledge to create the best insulated pot for a plant. They planted their seed and had a variety of materials in order to insulate their pot. Let’s hope some of them grow!
Year 5- Africa- Year 5 used their Maths skills to look closely at the mathematical properties of a variety of African flags. They also made habitat hotels for African insects, thinking about what they would like. Plus there are a lot of African insects to build a home for!
Year 6- Antarctica- The pupils in Year 6 had a full day of learning, looking closely at the polar regions. First they explored and experimented with iron fillings and magnets, relating to the magnetic poles of Earth. Then they carried out an experiment of how to insulate water in a bottle. They took the temperature of the water and decided which materials would be best to insulate the bottle. Then they created their insulated bottle and kept recording the temperature.
All the pupils had a fantastic day during British Science Week and some of the children’s costumes were amazing. Thank you ever so much for everyone’s hard work in order to make the day so successful.

 

Year 1

Questions

In English, we have been learning about questions. We started our lesson by defining what a question is, before practising drawing question marks on the playground using chalk. We then played a game where we had to move to the correct side of the playground depending on whether we believed the sentence needed a question mark or a full stop. In our next English lesson we will be writing questions in our English books.

 

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Length and Height

In maths, we have been learning about length and height. To start the unit, we focused on non-standard units of measurement. We used cubes to measure objects around the classroom. We loved this practical lesson and are looking forward to learning about standard units of measurement next week.

 

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Art

We have been learning about the artist Paul Klee, who is famous for his castle artwork. Using him as our inspiration, we sketched a castle using a pencil and drew a variety of 2D shapes inside the outline. We then used pastels to complete our outwork. We are extremely proud of our creations.

 

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English

In English, the children will be writing their own adverts for an imaginary island. To help us to write about an island we read ‘Grandad’s island’. Using the book, we then discussed the setting of an island and sorted pictures into groups based on the scenery, activities and living.

 

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Daily Mile Celebration

Year 1 have been completing the daily mile since the start of the academic year. We have successful run the distance from Cambridge to Paris and so we celebrated with some chocolate brioche! Well done to all of Year 1 and we can’t wait to complete our next challenge and run the distance to Lapland.

 

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Nativity Story

Year 1 were visited by Danny and Karen from the St Barnabas Church who helped to consolidate our knowledge about the Christian celebration of Christmas. We learnt that some people believe that Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph and that he would be very special. The children learnt about the story of the nativity by dressing up and retelling the story using actions.

 

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Action Adventure

As part of our topic ‘Action and Adventure’ we have been making moving toys. To do this we first explored a range of toys and discussed how they moved. We then designed our own moving cars and planned our work. Using Habit 6: Synergize, we worked in a pair to construct our toy cars. It was a bit fiddly but we finally attached the wheels to our axels. We then tested the cars, before finally evaluating what went well and what we could improve next time.

 

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Science

In science we investigated which materials were waterproof. First we made predictions by looking at and touching the various materials. Then we carefully wrapped a doll in one material at a time (paper, tin foil, rubber and plastic), before pouring water over it.Hopefully when Traction Man returns he can use our knowledge to keep himself dry.

 

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Partition Numbers

Today in maths, the children used a whole-part model to partition numbers. We loved using the practical resources!

 

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Ten Nice Things

In maths the children played a game called ‘ten nice things’. Using a tens frame, the children had to make number bonds to ten. We loved playing this game!

 

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Leader in Me

For the first 8 days of the Autumn term we have been introducing all the children to the 7 habits and our new whole school project: The Leader in Me.
Please see the link to our daily newsletters which introduced parents to each habit and our celebration day on Friday.
We are seeking to teach children that they are the leader of themselves and with the 7 habits they can become leaders of others.

https://www.queenemmaschool.org.uk/parent-information/important-information/letters-newsletters

 

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Pond

We were so excited to see the fire brigade coming to help up fill up our pond! Some of us even got to wear the fire fighter’s helmet and jacket! A great big thank you to the Cambridge fire service.

 

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Arts Festival

On Tuesday 2nd July, Queen Emma enjoyed an Arts Festival where all classes enjoyed a mix of art, English and musical activities. We had a great day (as you can see by the pictures below).

Nursery enjoyed a musical sessions with Rat-a-Tat and lots of outdoors activities. Reception and KS1 listened to local group Shake, Rattle and Roll who brought  a range of exciting musical instruments in. Year 1 also had an amazing morning working together to paint outside. Year 2 created some weird and wonderful magical potions and investigated ‘The Air we Breathe.’

KS2 enjoyed a musical performance from members of St John’s Choir. Year 3 also loved a recorder workshop and made beautiful natural clay faces. Year 4 decorated tiles with stunning Islamic patterns and Year 5 made origami to hang in school. Year 6 enjoyed a performance from The King’s Men at Queen Edith before making dreamcatchers.

Special thanks must go to volunteers from the community who came in to run some of the activities. It was greatly appreciated and the whole day was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

 

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KS1 Well-being Morning

As part of Well-being Wednesday in KS1, we have had a fantastic morning taking part in a variety of different sporting activities in order to look after our physical well-being. There were 6 different activities:

 

Obstacle course

Sprint

Parachute games

Balancing a ball on a racquet

Right on target! Throwing bean bags to a target

Water relay

 

Well done KS1 on a fantastic morning. You worked really well as a team
Thank you to the Year 6 Sports Leaders and the staff who helped make the morning run smoothly.

 

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Planting

As part of our ‘Food, glorious food’ topic, Year 1 have been busy bees! They have worked hard on their class gardens, planting lots of seedlings and keeping them watered! They have discovered putting mint leaves in drinking water makes it taste delicious, and it is very healthy! We look forward to watching and helping the garden grow.

 

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Visit from the King and Queen

Year 1 children had a visit from the king and queen as an exciting introduction to our Castles topic.
Miss Barltrop and Mrs Rutter had to look after their horses outside while they talked to the children about different types of castle.

 

Year 1

Under The Sea Day

We had a fantastic day consolidating our learning about the zones of the ocean with a visiting expert called Stephen. He explained how scientists find out about the zones by travelling under the sea to different depths using special equipment. He also demonstrated the three zones using a bottle filled with liquids of different densities. We found out more amazing facts about the oceans and the creatures that live in the different zones. We also created a collage of the zones of the ocean.

 

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Place Value

We have been exploring place value up to 50 through lots of practical activities. We compared numbers using < and >; partitioned into tens and ones; and represented numbers on tens frames, with dienes and using Numicon. We have also used bead strings and hundred squares to help us show bigger numbers.

Year 1 have also been explaining our thinking and any patterns we can see – we have been very busy Mathematicians!

 

 

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Aliens love underpants!

We enjoyed the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ but then something strange happened.
The pants we made went missing! We looked around the school and asked questions to find out information. We are going to write news articles about what’s happened using time openers.

Footprints and a pair of pants were found. There were a pair of pants in the bushes! Pegs that were dropped.

Year 1 searched for clues outside and investigators reported back information from the office staff and Miss Stubbs.