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 is Martha for her fantastic persuasive letter about deforestation. 

Amalie received this week's vote for the Pride of Y6 for her improvements in  reading.

WELCOME TO CLASS 6PD

Year 6

TERM 4 OVERVIEW

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. We will be continuing our work on creation in RE.

RESIDENTIAL VISIT 2019

MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER 

We arrived at around 12:30 this afternoon and hastily ate our lunch after settling into our new rooms. After lunch, we went to Happisburgh beach to see how erosion is affecting the Norfolk coast here before travelling to Sea Palling to compare the differences. Here there are lots of sea defences protecting the cliff. We returned to the lodge for a tea of sausage, chips and veg before heading out again for our twilight safari in the woods and a camp fire story. There are some very tired faces already so after our hot chocolate, we will be heading off to bed ready for an  early start tomorrow. 

TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER 

Today we awoke early to a hearty breakfast and the sun shining. We completed a variety of team building activities this morning where we had to work together to solve four different problems making sure we communicated effectively. This earned our teams points towards our daily total. After lunch, we went by coach to Bacton Woods to complete our 'Monster Trail' where we had to navigate our way through a forest using a map and a compass, making sure we avoided the dreaded monsters. We got caught a few times. After a delicious tea of pizza or pasta bolognese, we went bowling. Congratulations to Fabian who was tonight's winner with a score of 112. We are very tired and now and are going to bed early ready for tomorrow. 

WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER

We had a good sleep last night and many of us had to be woken this morning. After breakfast, we made our way by coach to Cley where we were dropped off at the start of the spit. We walked the length of Blakeney Point this morning, learning about erosion,  transportation and deposition and how the spit has changed due to Long Shore Drift. We even learned about semi-precious stones and collected many ourselves. After a lovely lunch (and toilet stop) in the sand dune cafe, we made our way across the mud flats back to Blakeney village. We had to remove our shoes and socks and trek across the thick mud of the river bed. It was great fun and many of us enjoyed it, despite the freezing waters. Tonight we are having a disco, if we can find some energy from somewhere. I am sure we will sleep well tonight. 

THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER 

Everyone slept very well last night. We must have been very tired. This morning, we showered and had breakfast then went by coach to Aylmerton Field Study Centre. Here we became part of a pirate crew and joined up to train as pirates under the infamous 'Captain Blackbeard'. After dressing to look the part and choosing a pirate name, we split into tree groups to complete a series of pirate training tasks - the Bosun's Chair, climb the rigging, walk the plank and monsoon shelter building. We completed every task and unlocked the treasure. After lunch, we made our way to West Runton to visit the rockpools looking for the different creatures and plants that live here. We started to look at how they adapt to this harsh environment. We also talked more about erosion and saw how the last Ice Age had shaped the Norfolk coast. This evening we are listening to a storyteller. 

FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 

This morning we had to pack and ensure we had all of our belongings to come home with. We then made our way to Morston where we boarded a ferry and sailed down the rover to the edge of Blakeney Point to see the seal who have started to migrate here ready for giving birth. It was a lovely way to end a great week. Well done Y6. 

Visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum

On Wednesday 25th September, we visited the National Holocaust Museum in Laxton to learn about the lives of people who suffered for their religious beliefs in Europe during the 1930s. In the morning, we visited the 'Journey' exhibition, learning what life was like for one 10-year-old  Jewish boy named Leo. We looked at how his life changed during the rise of the Nazi party. We got to listen to his story and see and touch a range of artifacts that helped us understand his life. In the afternoon, we were fortunate to listen to a special guest 'Simon' who was a real-life survivor of the Holocaust in Poland. His story was remarkable. Ask the Year 6 children to tell you about his story and what they learned during our visit. 

Diary Dates for Terms 3 and 4:

7th Jan - Young Voices Concert 

13th to 17th Jan - Arts' Week 2020

13th Jan - NSPCC parent workshop

14th Jan - Y6 e-Safety Workshop 

4th Feb - Y6 Chocolate Workshop

4th Feb - Parent Consultation Evening 1

6th Feb - Parent Consultation Evening 2

13th Feb - Valentine's Disco 

13th Feb - Last day of term 3

 

 

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 morning (indoor).

Reading

 This year we are continuing to focus 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'.

 

OUR NEXT BOOK CIRCLE WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON April 20th

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 

HOME LEARNING:

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

Spellings:  NEXT WEEK'S SPELLING TEST IS ON THURSDAY.

This week, we are working on words which contain the prefixes -tion,  -cian, -sion and -ssion as listed as an expectation in the National Curriculum for KS2.

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 Easter.  

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

Congratulations to Eleanor, Owen, Thomas J, Faye, Abbie and James who achieved a maximum score of 25/25 in last term's spelling test. 

 

 Homework to be handed in by Thursday:

English:  there is no English homework this week

Maths:  1) Volume- complete all of the sections calculating the Volume of the shapes given. 

2) Roman Numerals - complete two sections identifying the numbers shown. 

 

 

 Useful websites to help with learning at home. 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/index.html

 http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/fractions/index.htm#ratio

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.)

Missed Transition Evening?  

Please click the following links to access all of the information given out at Transition Evening in July 2019. 

Welcome to Y6

Y6 Recommended Reading List

Y3/4 spelling list

Y5 Maths Recall Facts