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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.




Year 6 Information

Summer Term

This half term we will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes. We will investigate where in the world they can be found and why. We will discover how they affect the lives of people who live near them. During art we will use a range of textiles to create volcano collages.
We will also be busy learning songs and lines for our Later Years production, preparing for our Year 6 Leavers Assembly and taking part in a first aid course. We are also all very excited about our residential trip to Grafham Water. On top of all of this, we will start to prepare for our new secondary schools in September.

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.


Ms Simmons

6.1 Jaguar class

Mrs Cowhitt

6.2 Panther Class

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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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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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What a fabulous time was had by all! The children enjoyed a wide range of activities including windsurfing, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, raft building, mountain biking, indoor climbing, archery, crate stacking and bushcraft skills. They even survived the mysterious Grafham challenge!



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Maths Challenge

We are very proud of our Year 6 Maths Challenge teams who recently competed at St Faith’s. One team came 12th and the other 33rd out of 51 teams. Well done!


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Newspaper Reports

Year 6 have been writing newspaper reports. To support their learning they have looked at a number of newspapers aimed for children. They have been interested in reading the articles, playing the games and learning about their community.

We have also got a subscription to First News, which is proving of great interest to the children.


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Researching Animals

Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed researching and learning about some rather unique animals. The topic has been about how different animals have adapted to their environments in order to help survival.


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The children in year 6 really demonstrated their growth mindsets this week in maths. The challenge: Can you make letters of the alphabet from a piece of A4 paper, by folding as many folds as you need, but only make one cut in a straight line? The answer: YES! The letter ‘G’ is proving difficult and is a work in progress, however the children managed to write the word ‘TEXTIN’. Lots of mathematical elements contributed towards the success of this lesson.


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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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Football Tournament

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.


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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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Making a poster for topic lessons to advertise South America, showed off the children’s hard work learning of persuasive writing, team work, communication and also, their enjoyment of learning. The posters are displayed for visitors to share the pride the children have taken in their work.


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South America

Learning about South America in topic lessons has been a great way for us all to learn even more about each other. We have some first-hand experience of families from Argentina and lots of places that some of us have visited. Using the maps has helped to understand climate change and make predictions about why age expectancy varies from continent to continent. The topic has lead to some children continuing their learning at home to find out challenge questions of interest to us all.


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Poppy Making

Year 6 have been marking the 100 years since the end of WW1 with the upmost respect that it deserves. The children listened to music by a group of girls who all had a parent in the armed forces.

Poppy making was a great way to be creative, respectful and share time talking with friends about how fortunate we are today.


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This term year 6 are learning about Electricity and the symbols used to draw a range of circuits. They started off by making a range circuits, using: a cell, light bulbs, buzzers, motors and crocodile clips. Team work to problem solve shone through strongly.

The children then had the challenge to turn a drawing using pictures into a Scientific drawing using symbols. A good start to the topic.


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As the children are becoming more independent and considering travelling to school independently, Bikeability has provided the children with lots of skills and learning to help keep them safe on the streets. The children took part in level 1 on the school playground before many achieved level 2. The children took on board their new learning and worked well supporting each other throughout the week.


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Pride in our school

Later years have been working hard creating posters to depict ‘pride in our school’. To do this, the children had the choice of using: pens and pencils, paint, pastels and chalk or collage. We really enjoyed working as a phase and using our art skills.


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Simplifying and ordering fractions on a number line has been a real challenge this week. However, everyone has really persevered and challenged themselves, meaning that the progress throughout the week has been amazing. The children enjoyed finishing the topic by playing some quite challenging fraction games.


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October – Art

Art in year 6 has been focusing on Paul Nash art. A lot of discussions about the colours and themes used to represent World War Two. The children took their time to recreate a piece of art work in the style of Paul Nash.


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October – Writing

Year 6 writing has got off to a fantastic start. The children are further developing their editing and proof reading skills that they have learnt throughout the years. It has been exciting to share the children’s newspaper reports with each other about World War Two.


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September – Light

During Science, year 6 have been learning about light. The children have had the opportunity carry out practical experiments to help understand theories and see the results for themselves. The new scientific vocabulary has been remembered well by the children and they are developing confidence using it verbally when discussing their learning so far.


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Shakespeare Rocks

Congratulations to Year 5 and 6 on your fantastic production of ‘Shakespeare Rocks.’ This fresh, funny and up to date look at the life and times of William Shakespeare, gave us a cast of hilarious historical characters, amusing glimpses into some of his works and an understanding of how he came ‘to be!’ The singing was full of energy and the acting superb throughout. Special mentions must go to the wonderful soloists who performed so confidently in both performances. An enormous thank you to everyone who played a part in making this fantastic production come to life – what a wonderful way to end our summer term.

Spread the word…Shakespeare didn’t just write….he rocked!