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 Dylan for his excellent maths work. 

Image result for medal emoji This week’s Pride Award goes to Erin for working hard in all lessons.   


Mr Parkin - Mrs Dawson - Mrs Tipping - Mrs Sanbrooke

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 or angela.dawson@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk 


Year 6 Key Documents


 2020 09 Holocaust Centre Y6 letter to parents - enhanced measures.docx.pdfDownload
 Gift Shop Pre-order from.docx.pdfDownload
 RA-25 Educators schools groups returning 24-8-20.pdfDownload
 Risk Assessment Bus Covid 19 Autumn Term 2020 JC (1).pdfDownload
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Learning the lessons of the Kindertransport - The Jewish Chronicle                              THEME LEARNING - JOURNEYS                          Learning the lessons of the Kindertransport - The Jewish Chronicle

Theme for Term 1 - Journeys of Importance looks at significant journeys that have been made by certain groups of people and significant individuals. The children will be looking at European migration during The Second World War and the cause and effect of such migration, learning about the Holocaust. This will involve a visit to 'The Journey' centre near Newark to learn first-hand what it was like through the eyes of a Jewish child. The work also focuses on migration in the past century, looking at what it would be like to be a refugee and why people leave their homelands. 

Golden Threads: Equality and Diversity

Big Ideas: Prejudice and Discrimination

Power and Oppression 

Rights and Responsibilities

Knowledge Organisers to support learning this term

 KO Term 1 - HISTORY - Journeys of Importance - The Holocaust 2020.docx.pdfDownload
 KO Term 1 - SCIENCE - Living Things and their Habitats - Classification - 2020.docx.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 1:

Thurs 3rd September  - First Day of Term

Tues 22nd September - Visit to the Holocaust Centre

Monday 28th September - Friday 2nd October - Arts' Week 2020

Tuesday 13th October - Parent Consultation Evening 1 (Virtual)

Thursday 15th October - Parent Consultation Evening 2 (Virtual)

Thursday 22nd October - Last Day of Term 1


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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 ending in ible/able 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.


 Spelling Strategy Cards.docx.pdfDownload
 Week 1 - able and ible.pdfDownload
 Week 2 - able and ible Part 2.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 October Half Term.  


The words to learn for Term 1 are : 

 identity                interfere                   occur                      programme                    recognise                  soldier                  accommodate

bruise                 category                     cemetery               definite                           desperate                determined           dictionary

embarrass          accompany             environment            exaggerate                      nuisance                   parliament          privilege

secretary            prejudice                stomach                    thorough



 Term 1 - 25 spellings word list.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. 

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. 


For the first few weeks whilst we work through our technical problems and get used to a new way of working, we are going to be uploading home learning to this page for children to complete 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 be sent to Mr Parkin. 

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


Homework to be submitted to completed and marked by Thursday 24th September:

Grammar:  Identify the adverbs and prepositions in the sentences provided. 

Maths: Place Value 2 - The children need to answer the practise questions and two problems, rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. A Cheat Sheet is provided. 

 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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