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One last message from 4OQ…

August 14, 2011

4OQ, Robin Hood School, 2010-2011


Reflecting on Year 4

July 27, 2011

In the last week of Year 4, 4OQ created a website to reflect on their time in the class. They wrote about their favoruite activities and what they had learnt. Even Mr Quinlan had a go, as reflecting is such an important part of learning.

Click below to look at the website.

A message from Mr Quinlan

It has been an amazing year! You have all worked so hard and we have learned so much together. I have been so impressed with your independence, and how you have seen problems, or things you are interested in and just started projects to take them further. Keep doing this- it is this independence that will allow you to get what you want out of life, and maybe change the world!

I am very sad that I won’t be your teacher any more, and even sadder that I won’t be at Robin Hood to catch up with you all. I will keep reading and commenting on your class blogs, so please tell me lots about what you are doing and what you are learning!

-Mr Quinlan


Rocks, Minerals and Gems

July 27, 2011

Way back in the Autumn a boy in our class brought in a map of where different rocks and gems come from. Lots of children brought in their own rocks to match to the map. In the last week of term Mr Quinlan found a collection of different types of rocks he had when he was young, and this inspired the project to take off again!

Here are some videos of the learning that they did…


End of term talent show!

July 27, 2011

On the last day of term Year 4 had a chance to showcase their talents! We had everything from singing and playing instruments, to dance and gymnastics!


Stop Litter!

July 26, 2011

A while ago three girls from our class noticed that there was a lot of litter outside the classroom. They decided to clear it up and worked hard to put it all in the bin. A few days later they came back to find the place full of litter again!

They decided this was a problem, and to solve it they needed to persuade people to put their litter in the bin. To do this they created a video and a website to show just why you should put some effort into stopping litter.

The Stop Litter Website


Beast Quest books!

July 26, 2011

The boys in 4OQ have been really into the ‘Beast Quest‘ series of books. Here they explain what they are all about and why they love them so much!


The 4OQ websites directory!

July 26, 2011

All through this year, children from 4OQ have been creating websites using Google Sites. Some of these were linked to work we had done in class, but most were started because groups of children were excited about something and wanted to share it with their friends and the world.

Below you can explore all of the different sites that have been created, from stories to computer games, videos to history and football. Many of 4OQ’s passions and interests are here!

Find the directory on, or browse below….

Literacy and stories


B. Story

Bessie is writing a story and sharing it a chapter at a time.


C.K.S. Poetry

Poems from our literacy work, put onto a website by girls from 4OQ.


Alan Peat sentences

The boys from the exciting sentences videos own site explaining in more detail how to write the Alan Peat sentences.


Learn, share, live.

Some short stories by Ayeera.





History web

All types of History, there is even a links page and books for sale on Amazon.


Great Fire of London

A website created by all of 4OQ to collect their research on the Great Fire of London.


Great Fire of London

Emilia and Iman try to find the truth by looking at different sources about the Great Fire.


History of the world

A history website by Callum C., Ismail, Ben and Tyron.



Computer Games


Bin Weevils

Akmal shares lots of information ans strategies for his favourite online game.


Games on computer

Tyron and Callum C. share their favourite online games.


Cool games

Shaka shares links to his favourite online games.


Games what you learn

Links to learning games from Chelsea.



Beast Quest Books


All about Beast Quest

Information about the popular books.


Beast Quest book

Thomas and Robert share a list of their collection of Beast Quest books.


Beast Quest

More information on Beast Quest books from Robert.



Football and Sports



Latest news on Manchester United by Aliabbas and Akmal.


Birmingham City F.C.

Latest news and discussion on BCFC by Ismail.


Chelsea F.C. News

Everything you need to know about Chelsea from Ismail.


Footie Focus

A website about lots of different football teams by Barnes and Harjeevan.


All about different sport

Ayeera explains about different sports you could get involved in to keep you healthy.





Animals Safety

Ethan shares some facts and pictures about lots of different animals.


So you think you can dance?

Emily and Simran share lots of dancing tips.


S.S. Space

Everything you need to know about Space, by Simran.


Robin Hood News

Simran shares the latest news from our school.


Come and see 4OQ

Lots of tips for what to do and how to learn in Independence time, by Amrit.


B.F.F. Blog

Madison and Bessie share ideas on how to make friends and get on with people.


Stop Litter

Three girls from year 4 and their campaign to stamp out litter at Robin Hood.


The Glitter Girls

The girls share how to be glam!


Reflecting on Year 4

4OQ’s reflections on what they learned in the whole of Year 4.


Maths Explanations

Explaining maths from Emily, Emilia and Iman.

The website all about GoGos collected by boys in Year 4.