Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

This week's Star of the Week is Joshua Woodley for great effort and improvement in maths this term. 

Bertie West received this week's vote for the Pride of Y6 for working hard to improve her reading. 


Year 6


Theme for term 4 – 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 are also completing a Home Learning Project where they are finding out about a famous volcano. In science, we are investigating light and how light travels and why shadows are formed.

Diary Dates for Terms 3 and 4:


Jan 7th - First day of term 3

Jan 10th - Y6 heights and weights

Jan 15th - Young Voices

Jan 24th - Y6 Sats information evening

Jan 30th - Y6 visit to Cadbury World

Feb 5th - Parent Consultations

Feb 7th - Parent Consultations

Feb 7th - Y6 e-Safety Workshop - Stay safe partnership

Feb 11th  - Arts' week

Feb 15th - Last day of term 3 

Feb 25th - First day of term 4

Mar 25th - Y6 volcano workshop experience 

Apr 5th - Last day of term 









This week, Year 6 began their fencing lessons with coach Ricky. It was great fun and we haven't even used the foils yet. 


This week Year 6 have been out on the streets of Dunholme, learning how to cycle safely. The children were impeccably behaved and have hopefully learned some life-long skills.  


Residential Visit 2018 - 29th Oct - 2nd Nov


Monday 29th October 2018 

 Today we arrived at Patteson Lodge just after lunch time. We met Eagle-Eye and Sonic (our guides) and settled into our accommodation. After lunch, we made our way to the coast to study two very different coastlines. In Happisburgh, we looked at erosion and how the coastline had eroded away at an alarming rate. In Sea Palling, we looked at how the coast was being protected with sea defences and how erosion was not as bad here. 

We returned home in time for tea - Sausage, chips and peas (gravy optional) Yum!

This evening we have been into the woods for a safari walk and listened to an old story of a local legend. We are currently drinking our hot chocolate and some of us look very tired. Hopefully, we will sleep well. 

Tuesday 30th  October 2018

Success! We were all asleep by 10:30 and slept through until 6:30 this morning. After a hearty breakfast (bacon, beans and toast) we headed to Alymerton Field Study Centre to learn how to be pirates for the day. We took part in various activities that involved climbing up towers and swinging on  zip wires and ropes. We had great fun and challenged ourselves, showing great team work along the way. We didn't let the rain and wind dampen our spirits!

This afternoon we went to West Runton to learn more out coastal erosion and also looked at the rock pools to study how life adapts to these harsh environments. 

This evening, after a lovely tea of pizza, jacket potato and sweetcorn we have been bowling where a few children showed great skill, with our champion scoring 112. 

We are looking very tired tonight, but we are making sure we all shower before bed (honest).

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Lots of sleepy children had to be woken up this morning at 7:00am in time for an early breakfast. After cereal, sausage, toast and beans we got ready for the day. We headed by coach to Morston where we got on a ferry and went out to see the seals which are beaching on Blakeney Point to pup. After much excitement, we disembarked the ferry on the tip of Blakeney Point and then spent the morning learning about the sand dunes, long shore drift, erosion and transportation. 

This afternoon, we learned about and witnessed how plants and animals adapt to their environments before trekking across the mud flats and salt marshes at the mouth of the river Glaven. It was very cold but great fun!

Tonight we have showered and are all now sitting in our pajamas listening to an amazing storyteller.  

Thursday 1st November 2018

Another good sleep last night and another lovely breakfast this morning. However, today we were met with rain all day. Despite this we soldiered on and didn't let it stop us learning and having fun. This morning we were split into our three groups where we took part in some team challenges to earn points. We had to work as part of a team and really improved our communication skills in order to make sure we could work together to complete certain challenges. 

After lunch, we went to a local woods - Bacton Woods - where we took part in a group orienteering challenge. We ventured into the woods with a compass, a map and a teacher to find certain clues in the woods and make it back home to base. Along the way, we had to be careful not to get caught by the monsters and their super soakers. 

This evening we have had a nice chicken dinner and are currently getting ready for the disco. It smells lovely!

Friday 2nd November 2018

This morning we had to be up early to pack for our return journey home. We had to work as a team to strip all of our beds and make sure that we weren't leaving anything behind. After breakfast, we headed to Cromer where we visited the lifeboat museum and pier in order to see the state-of-the-art lifeboat. We ate our lunch on the beach and then met our coach ready to make the long journey home. 

Visit to 'The Journey' Holocaust Museum

On Tuesday 25th September Year 6 visited the Journey exhibition at the National Holocaust Centre as part of our theme learning. We had a fantastic day exploring the museum exhibit and learned a lot about how the Nazi Party treated the Jewish community during the 1930s. Listening to Zdenka, a Holocaust survivor, ,speak in the afternoon was inspirational. 

PE Kit

- Please can you ensure PE kits are brought into school on Monday morning. This includes appropriate outdoor footwear.

Our PE sessions for this term are Tuesday afternoon (indoor) and Thursday afternoon (indoor).


 This year we are focusing on developing a love of reading. Year 6 have already spent the summer reading one of the books from our 'Recommended Reading List'. We are going to be sharing our love of books and writing reviews to interest others in the books we read. We also have a reading competition in class - ask your children about 'Book Bingo'.



Make sure you have read your book by then. 


We are also asking all children to send in photos of themselves reading in unusual places. 

Please send your photos to year6@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk  or carl.parkin@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk 

Click here for the Year 6 Recommended Reading List 

This year we are running a book circle. The children are enthusiastically talking about the books that they are reading. This has inspired many of us to try new titles and we have waiting lists for certain books!

The children have now chosen their book for November. The deadline to read this book is  20 December when we will be hosting our next book circle. 



All homework is handed out on a Friday along with new spellings. Maths and English should be handed in BY THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY along with the Homework Diary. 

Homework Diary:

Please support your child in remembering to complete his/her homework diary each week. Your child should record homework, daily reading and a recount of key events in the week such as: clubs attended, relative-visits, walking the dog etc. The diary should be signed each week to indicate your child has completed his/her homework and reading. It is also a useful way to communicate essential information to Mr Parkin  or Mrs Dawson, if appropriate. The diary should be handed in on Friday.


This week, we are working on words which contain the -ent,  -ant, -ency and -ancy sound as listed as an expectation in the National Curriculum for KS2.

 Homework to be handed in on Thursday:


The children need to complete ALL questions from the sheet where they have to identify the which type of sentence they are. 

Maths:  ANGLES

Complete any two sections focusing on the work and concepts we have covered this week. 




 Useful websites to help with learning at home. 



http://nrich.maths.org/2730 (Flash is required to play this pairs games, matching fractions of money.)

http://nrich.maths.org/4824 (Flash is required to play this matching ratio game.)