Year 6 Information
This half term we will be exploring the city of Cambridge. We will take a tour of some of the University’s colleges, where we will learn about their history and get to speak to some of the students. In music we will be learning to play the ukulele, leading on to performing our music to each other. In Science we will be discussing the theories and evidence behind the theory of evolution. During Art we will look at the work of Escher and use this as a model to create our own pieces. PSHCE lessons will discuss ‘taking risks’ and how they can be both positive and negative.
We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help with this we produce Topic Overviews for each term outlining our main topics.
Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 6. You may also wish to take a look at the Y6 Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please talk to us if you would like more information.
No Nonsense Facts
6.1 Jaguar class
6.2 Panther Class
Special guests have been coming to Queen Emma to give the year 6’s talks about health. In this session, we looked at physical exercise as a way to maintain our health. We looked at position and direction by practising rotations with PE equipment.
Extracurricular activities include the crochet club! We have started with snowflakes…lovely work.
Year 2, Year 6
A Christmouse Tale
On Wednesday, Year 2 and Year 6 were treated to a performance of A Christmouse Tale by Pendle Productions to support their work in their fairytale topics. Children enjoyed the cheery Christmas musical following the adventures of a lonely white mouse as he escapes the pet shop and tries to find his own way to the house where he was meant to have been a special gift.
For our WW2 day, the Year Sixes made chocolate “cake” as people in the UK would have during the war. The rations made it difficult then, but our taste-testers thought it was quite good!
In science the year 6’s have been looking at the effect light has on objects we see. We experimented with water in a glass, and a drawn arrow observed through the clear materials in order to understand refraction. Ask us what happened!
During our PE lessons we have been practising our hockey skills!
We have looked at model text to find elements of a newspaper report.
Our class assistants demonstrated how light travels in a straight line.
Eco Awareness Morning
We became eco warriors by creating art from recycled plastic.
We have been working at verbalising needs through hands on activities. We also completed a description activity were we had to practise discussing things clearly.
Working As A Group
We worked together to begin with the end in mind. Later we worked as a group to help “save” Slimey the worm!
Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
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.
Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
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.
Event, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
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.
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
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.
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
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.
Event, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
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!
Event, Year 5, Year 6
Queen Emma entered their first ever football tournament this year. The children played extremely well together, demonstrated amazing support for each other and played fairly. All of which helped win the tournament! The children, parents and staff are all excited about progressing to the next stage of the competition.