Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

  This week’s Star of the Week goes to Talia for her amazing poster in RE.

Allayha also receives the star for her effort and improvement in maths and English.

Image result for medal emoji This week’s Pride Award goes to Marcus for completing extra writing at home independently. 


Please visit the Year 6 Remote Learning Page for the latest information regarding remote learning and the curriculum. 

Mr Parkin - Mrs Dawson - Mrs Tipping - Mrs Sanbrooke

Five golden stars Royalty Free Vector Image - VectorStockCongratulations to the following children who achieved full marks on our term 3 spelling test: Ollie, Lewis, Sam and Owen  Five golden stars Royalty Free Vector Image - VectorStock

We welcome you to Year 6. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask one of us. 

You can email the class teachers directly by using 

carl.parkin@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk (Mon to Thurs) or angela.dawson@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk (Thurs- Fri)


Year 6 Key Documents

What Happens When a Volcano Erupts?                           THEME LEARNING - VOLCANOES                        What Happens When a Volcano Erupts?

Theme for Term 4 -  Our topic title this term is ‘Let's Get Ready to Rumble’. 

Key Question - What are Volcanoes and how do they affect life on Earth?

This term we will be looking at volcanoes. We will be learning how and why they erupt and investigating how different types of volcanoes are formed. The children will learn where different volcanoes are located in the world and will look at how they affect life on Earth when they erupt. 

Golden Threads: Continuity and Change

Big Ideas: Similarities and Differences


Knowledge Organisers to support learning this term

 KO Year 6 Term 4 Volcanoes.docx.pdfDownload
 KO Year 6 Term 4 Light.pdfDownload
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Physical Education                                            PE Kit                                                   Physical Education

Please can you ensure PE kits are WORN into school on our allocated PE Days. The children will wear their kit all day. This kit should be appropriate for outdoor PE and should include appropriate outdoor footwear. NO PE KIT SHOULD BE BROUGHT IN OR STORED IN SCHOOL.

Our PE sessions for this term are MONDAY afternoon and FRIDAY afternoon. All PE will take place outdoors so please ensure the children are weatherproof. 

Diary Dates for Terms 4:

Monday 22nd February - Start of Term 4 

Monday 1st March - Book Week

Thursday 4th March - World Book Day

Monday 8th March - Science and Engineering Week

Wednesday 31st March - Last day of term 4



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 This year we are continuing to focus on developing a love of reading.  Reading is an integral part of the primary curriculum so please ensure you are reading every day and recording it in your Reading/Spelling Journals. These are the little yellow books and should have your weekly spellings in them at the back, as well as space to record your reading progress at the front. 

Take a look at the Year 6 Recommended Reading List for ideas on age appropriate texts. 

 We are going to be sharing our love of books through a termly book circle, where we will talk about the books we have been reading. 

In September 2020, we will be have two reading books: one in school which will stay in school  to be read and one which we will take home and keep at home until it is read. We should not be carrying backs back and forth each day. All returned books will go into quarantine for 72 hours before being returned to the book shelf for others to read. 


Click here for the Year 6 Recommended Reading List 

Click here for the 'Guide to using the little yellow book'

We have sent every child home with a VIPERS bookmark. These provide excellent prompts for question openers you may use when reading with or listening to your children read. VIPERS is the reading format we use in school so children are well versed in the different types and styles of questions they are asked. The same question prompts are used in the Y6 End of Key Stage SATs. 

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 Spellings will be given on the Friday of each week and will be tested on the following Thursday. There will be 6 spellings given that follow a particular rule each week, with 4 'mystery' words tested to see if the children have learnt the spelling rule as well as the spellings given.

Alongside this, we will also be focusing on our statutory spelling list for Years 5 and 6 this year, so each child will be given 25 spellings from this list per term and will then be tested at the end of that term. Please ensure that the weekly spelling rule, the 6 weekly spellings and the 25 termly spellings are being practised regularly.

It is also important that children know the meaning of the words they are learning to spell - we might ask you to put one into a sentence. 



This week, we are working on words which contain i before e and ei after c which is cei, looking at the difference between when we use each one as listed as an expectation in the National Curriculum for KS2. See below for the full list for this week. 


Please print off or copy into your little yellow book, this week's spellings. Spellings should be recorded or stuck in the back of the little yellow book which has been sent home. PLEASE DO NOT BRING THIS BOOK BACK INTO SCHOOL. 


Below is a document that provides different spelling strategies to help children learn and remember their spellings at home.


 T3 Week 2 - i before e but not after c - cei 2.pdfDownload
 Week 13 - i before e.pdfDownload
 Week 12 - cial and tial 2.pdfDownload
 Week 11 - cial and tial 1.pdfDownload
 Week 10 - cious and tious part 2.pdfDownload
 Week 9 - cious and tious.pdfDownload
 Week 8 - fer part 2.pdfDownload
 Week 7 - fer.pdfDownload
 Week 6 - homophones.pdfDownload
 Week 5 - ough.pdfDownload
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This term's 25 word spelling list

We are also learning our second group of 25 words from our statutory word list. Please ensure you spend this term learning these at home as well. We will be having a test on all of these during the final week of the term before February Half Term.  


The words to learn for Term 4 are : 

 competition      explanation         profession        pronunciation         criticise       especially

frequently        necessary             sincerely              familiar        relevant         average        awkward

controversy       existence       guarantee          harass      hindrance         language       lightning

queue         sacrifice     shoulder       signature       restaurant




 Term 1 - 25 spellings word list.pdfDownload
 Term 2 - 25 spellings word list.pdfDownload
 Term 3 - 25 spellings word list.pdfDownload
 Term 4 termly spelling 25 word list.docx.pdfDownload
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Everyone will be given homework on the Friday of each week, which will need to be completed by the following Thursday.

All home learning will be linked to what we have been doing in class that week. 


We are going to be uploading home learning to this page and the Google Classroom on a Friday

Please can children view the home learning online via the pdf documents below. They need to then complete the work in their red 'Home Learning' book which has been sent home. This book needs to stay at home and this means children will not be bringing their homework into school. 

The answers will be uploaded on a Monday. Children can then mark their own work and try anything again that they get wrong. 

Once marked, a photo of the completed learning can uploaded to the Google Classroom or be sent to Mr Parkin

Children need to complete all home learning for that week by Thursday


Please make sure that if you are struggling with your homework, you come and see a member of staff as soon as you can. Do not leave home learning until the last minute. Year 6 is a great opportunity to learn good habits ready for secondary school. 

Homework to be submitted to completed and marked by Thursday 14th January 2021:

Grammar: There is no Grammar homework this week.

Maths: There is no maths homework this week.

 Week 14 - Fractions - Everything Fractions.pdfDownload
 Week 14a - Fractions - Everything Fractions ANSWERS.pdfDownload
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 Week 13 - Fractions - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions.pdfDownload
 Week 13 - Parenthesis.pdfDownload
 Week 13a - Fractions - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Answers.pdfDownload
 Week 13a - Parenthesis ANSWERS.pdfDownload
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 Week 12 - Fractions - Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers.pdfDownload
 Week 12 - Punctuating Direct Speech.pdfDownload
 Week 12a - Fractions - Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers Answers.pdfDownload
 Week 12a - Punctuating Direct Speech Answers.pdfDownload
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Click on the following link for a video explanation of how to order two fractions. https://youtu.be/jhCKcRXiut0 The part on how to change the fractions applies to ordering, adding and subtracting. 

 Week 11 - Fractions - adding and subtracting.pdfDownload
 Week 11 - Prepositions and its.pdfDownload
 Week 11a - Fractions - adding and subtracting Answers.pdfDownload
 Week 11a - Prepositions and its Answers.pdfDownload
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 Week 10 - Active and Passive Voice Part 2.pdfDownload
 Week 10 - Equivalent Fractions and Ordering Fractions.pdfDownload
 Week 10 - Main Vs Subordinate Clauses.pdfDownload
 Week 10a - Equivalent Fractions and Ordering Fractions ANSWERS.pdfDownload
 Week 10a - Main Vs Sub Clause and Active and Passive Voice Part 2 ANSWERS.pdfDownload
 Week 9 - Active and Passive Voice - A Cheat Sheet.pdfDownload
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 Week 9 - Active and Passive Voice - A Cheat Sheet.pdfDownload
 Week 9 - Finding Fractions of an amount.pdfDownload
 Week 9 - Active and Passive Voice.pdfDownload
 Week 9 - Finding Fractions of an Amount Cheat Sheet.pdfDownload
 Week 9a - Finding Fractions of an amount Answers.pdfDownload
 Week 9a - Active and Passive Voice Answers.pdfDownload
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 Week 8 - Phrases and Clauses.pdfDownload
 Week 8 - The Four Operations - Order of Operations.pdfDownload
 Week 8a - Phrases and Clauses ANSWERS.pdfDownload
 Week 8a - The Four Operations - Order of Operations Answers.pdfDownload
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https://youtu.be/lbhQJ1WSMDw  click this link to see a video explanation of how to divide by a two-digit number. 

 Week 7 - Possessive Apostrophes.pdfDownload
 Week 7 - The Four Operations - Division.pdfDownload
 Week 7a - Possessive Apostrophes ANSWERS.pdfDownload
 Week 7a - The Four Operations - Division ANSWERS.pdfDownload
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 Unit 2 - A Multiplication Cheat Sheet.docxDownload
 Week 6 - Colons and Semi-Colons Part 2.pdfDownload
 Week 6 - The Four Operations - Multiplication.pdfDownload
 Week 6a - Colons and Semi-Colons Part 2 answers.pdfDownload
 Week 6a - The Four Operations - Multiplication answers.pdfDownload
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 Week 5 - Colons and Semi-Colons.pdfDownload
 Week 5 - The Four Operations - Subtraction.pdfDownload
 Week 5a - Colons and Semi-Colons ANSWERS.pdfDownload
 Week 5a - The Four Operations - Subtraction ANSWERS.pdfDownload
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 Week 4 - Place Value 4 - Negative Numbers.pdfDownload
 Week 4 - Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives and Conjunctions.pdfDownload
 Week 4a - Place Value 4 - Negative Numbers ANSWERS.pdfDownload
 Week 4a - Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives and Conjunctions answers.pdfDownload
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 Week 3 - Adverbial Phrases.pdfDownload
 Week 3 - Place Value 3 - Ordering and Rounding Decimal Numbers.pdfDownload
 Week 3a - Adverbial Phrases answers.pdfDownload
 Week 3a - Place Value 3 - Ordering and Rounding Decimal Numbers answers.pdfDownload
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 Rounding Cheat Sheet.pdfDownload
 Week 2 - Adverbs and Prepositions.pdfDownload
 Week 2 - Place Value 2 - Rounding.pdfDownload
 Week 2a - Adverbs and Prepositions Answer Sheet.pdfDownload
 Week 2a - Place Value 2 - Rounding - answers.pdfDownload
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 Week 1 - Determiners Answer Sheet.pdfDownload
 Week 1 - Determiners.pdfDownload
 Week 1 - Place Value.pdfDownload
 Week 1a - Place Value answers.pdfDownload
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