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Nursery Closure

Foxes Class will be closed on Wednesday 4th September. Foxes Class will be open on Thursday 5th September to any child that normally attends on a Thursday.

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Year 4

Thank you for visiting the Year 4 page! We hope you enjoy looking at what we have been doing.

On these pages you will find important information about life in Year 4, including our termly topic sheet, and photos of the Year 4 staff, so you can put a face to the names your child mentions.

Please also take the time to visit the Learning (in Year 4) page for photos of recent activities and examples of the children’s work.

Ms Osborne

4.1 Falcon Class

Mrs Holman

4.2 Kestrel Class
Middle Years Phase Leader

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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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KS2 Sports Day

We were very proud of all of our children in KS2 who took part in our sports afternoon on Friday 28th June. Everyone demonstrated great sportsmanship,determination and teamwork skills, which made it a very enjoyable afternoon for all.

Huge congratulations to Hawking house who were victorious with 775 points.

 

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Hoodwinked

What a wonderful show! Congratulations to Musical Theatre Club who entertained their friends and families with a wonderful performance of ‘Hoodwinked’ on Tuesday 4th June.

 

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Cross Stitching

Year 4 are embarking on a cross stitching project this half term. We have designed a bookmark, and have just begun to practise the stitches we need to successfully complete it. It is all looking sew good!

 

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Line Graph Activities

The Year Fours have been busy using their maths skills in statistics to create line graphs based on activities they designed themselves. Fantastic effort!

 

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Inference

Inference skills were shared and practised in groups before trying them independently.

 

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I-Pad Animation

We have practised our I-Pad animation with some lovely results.

 

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Fractions and Decimals

Throughout last term we found ways to show equivalencies between fractions and decimals.

We used computers to consolidate our understanding of combining decimal numbers to make 1.

 

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Art

In art, we practised our parallel lines before attempting perspective art.

 

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Robot Workshop

We put our understanding of computers into practise when we were visited by experts in robotics. In small groups, we constructed our robot, then coded it to make it move! An amazing morning!

 

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Maths

 

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Book Week

 

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Burglar Alarms

 

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Animation

In year four, we have been using Purple Mash to develop our own animation. Have a look at some of our creations!

 

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Fractions

 

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Financial Responsibilities

In year four we have focused on financial responsibilities. We can understand how people spend their money on different things, so we set a challenge for groups. They were to discuss and decide on some possibilities for what to spend £10 on. We had some very enthusiastic discussions! Well done all!

 

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Story Maps

 

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Music

In music, we put into practise our understanding of the pentatonic scale by using just 5 notes to work out the tune for a song we had learnt. We then played it on the glockenspiels as the class sang along! What fun!

 

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The Golden Age of Islam

In year 4, we have been focusing on “The Golden Age of Islam.” Here, we have focused on the 5 pillars of Islam and what they mean.

 

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Art

 

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Maths

Our practical application of area had the year 4’s calculating tile squares down the corridor! Well done!

 

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Adapted Multi Sport Competition

Four children from our school took part in the annual Primary Adapted Multi Sport PLUS Competition which took place with school children from across the Cambridge & South Cambs School Sports Partnerships.

The morning was full of activity and excitement with children competing in pairs as they rotated around four different sports: Polybat, Boccia, Table Cricket and New Age Kurling. For many of the children this was their first experience of representing their school and taking part in competitive sport so the event was very much about the children having an enjoyable experience and trying out some new sports, with an element of competition added in. The points from each activity were added together to give each pair a total and determine the winners.

 

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Cricket

This half term the year 4’s are enjoying honing their skills in cricket. With the help of a coach, we are learning some techniques to help practise and understand the game a bit more. Well done!

 

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Music

The year 4’s have been learning about pentatonic scales and some songs with that in mind. In our initial lesson, we practised one such song and accompanied it with various instruments.

 

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Calligraphy

We have started to think about the Golden Age of Islam.  By looking at art in Mosques, we spotted calligraphy as part of the decorative touches that can be found there.  We tried our own calligraphy by writing our names in Arabic!

 

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Factor Bugs

In maths, we took time to review multiplication facts, including factors of different numbers.  We complete “factor bugs” to help represent factors of these numbers.

When we finished factor bugs, we put our understanding into practise by playing a game designed to test us on our knowledge of the factors we discussed.

 

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English

In English, we used the picture book “Quest” to discuss our ideas of features of a quest story.  We shared our thoughts and created a list we then referred to throughout the week.

 

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I-Pad Challenges

We had the opportunity to use the ICT suite this week to look at coding within the Purple Mash programme.  At the end of the week we used what we learnt to complete I-Pad challenges.  Fantastic work!

 

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Atlases

We have used Atlases to help with understanding our own geographical area as well as those surrounding us.

 

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Quest Stories

We have been looking at Quest stories and developing our ideas through partner work and idea sharing.

 

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Calculation

Looking and noting the various methods for calculation and proving our ideas has helped when focusing on multiplication and division facts.

 

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Paper Mechanisms

Our paper mechanisms allowed us to design books based on our topic of study.  By practising first, we were able to create a spring mechanism, an open the flap example, and a pull and push model for our books.

 

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Performance

We used performance to develop tableaus based on Robert Falcon Scott’s Diary entries.  This helped us with our later writing.

 

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Cross Country Championship

The children in KS2 had a fantastic morning at Netherhall taking part in the annual Cambridge CSSP Cross Country Championship! The key theme of this year’s event was ‘determination’ and the Queen Emma team certainly were determined! We were so proud of all who took part. We look forward to returning again next year!

 

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The children of Queen Emma remember

To honour all who lost their lives in WW1, every child in Queen Emma made a poppy to create a whole school art installation. Come to the top of the Atrium stairs and take a look.

 

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Explorer Posters

We looked at some different explorers we will concentrate on throughout the term. We discussed some important details about each before making our own posters. Fabulous work!

 

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Falcon Class Assembly

Falcon Class was very excited to perform their class assembly for friends and family. We had an amazing response to our efforts, all down to the work put in at home. Thank you all who helped to make the performance outstanding.

 

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Perimeters

We worked in groups using squares to find the design which would give the biggest and smallest perimeter. Great cooperation and communication was used throughout the activity.

 

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Maths

In maths, we practised our number-line work by creating different numbers using place value charts, and then ordering them.

 

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Football

A full football practise! We put or skills together to have some mini football activities based on the skills practised throughout the term.

 

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Adverts

We began looking at adverts and found key features in them and named them.  We then created our own advert based on our own product and used the same features in our own written texts. Fantastic work!

 

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Roman Day

The year fours had an amazing “Roman Day” to finish off Last term.  We dressed as Romans, had a Roman feast and practised some Roman Army formations.  A brilliant day for all!

 

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Natural Sculptures

 

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Classification

October

In science we looked at classification. We designed our own questions to help classify animals.

 

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PE

October

We combined our year 4 classes to practice some football drills in PE. We looked at handling and control of the ball. During our indoor PE lesson we have been working on balance. It is all in preparation for our gymnastic competition at the end of this half term.

 

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Maths

September

We worked together to place numbers on a number line in Maths. We then discussed our reasoning. We also worked together to create numbers from different digits and then order them.

 

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English

September

For English, we worked in a group to select the writing features of our model text. This helped us to recognise important elements to include in our own writing.

 

 

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Place Values

September

We have been settling into the year 4 routines. In maths we spent some time working in groups to think about place value.

 

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Class Rules

September

We worked together in groups and then as a class to choose 5 rules for our year 4 classroom. We enjoyed sharing some of our ideas with the class
We have created some spaghetti art! After looking at examples of art from Andy Goldsworthy, we made our own using some of his techniques.

 

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I-Pads

September

We had an opportunity to use I-pads and think about coding. We followed instructions to direct a sprite to move in different ways.

 

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Roman Research

September

We have done some research with the computers. In ICT we logged onto the computers before finding our research page about Romans. This has helped to work towards a topic-based word mat for us to use throughout the term.