Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

Ryland Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 3NE



  This week’s Stars of the Week are the whole of Year 6 for being superb ambassadors on our stand at the Lincolnshire Show. 

Image result for medal emoji This week’s Pride Award goes to Isaac for being a kind, polite and helpful member of the class. 


Mr Parkin - Mrs Ackroyd - Mrs Tipping - Ms Sibley

Congratulations to Isaac who was our termly 25 Spelling Star for term 4 

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 catherine.ackroyd@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk (Thurs- Fri)


Year 6 Key Documents

Ancient Greece - Wikipedia                      THEME TITLE - ANCIENT GREECE                         Ancient Greece - Wikipedia

Theme for Term 5 and 6 -  Our topic for this term is Ancient Greece.  

Key Question - What is the legacy of the Ancient Greek civilisation?


Golden Threads: Equality and Diversity - Ambition and Aspiration 

Big Ideas: Similarities and Differences




This term we will focus our attention around the Ancient Greek civilisation. The children will explore what life was like during this time and how people lived their lives. We will focus on how men and women were viewed and treated, compared to modern societies and will be unpicking the key thread of ambition and aspiration as we learn what Ancient Greeks did that is still of significance today. We will study famous battles, the theatre, key philosophers and thinkers and look at the Olympic Games in order to gain an insight into what this ancient civilisation did that affects our lives today. 

We also have our SATs to complete in a few weeks and will be working hard to make sure we know our stuff.


We will also begin our project for the Lincolnshire Show entitled ‘Farming through the ages’. We are going to be looking at farming through history, specifically focused on Lincolnshire’s rural heritage.


There is no specific science topic in Term 6.

Knowledge Organisers to support learning this term

 KO Year 6 Term 5 and 6 Ancient Greece.docx.pdfDownload
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Please see below for key updates and information about our week in Norfolk. We will try to update this page daily. 

 2021 10 - Final Letter Norfolk 2021.pdfDownload
 Suggested Clothing - Kit List 2021.pdfDownload
 Weekly Timetable Overview.pdfDownload
 Y6 Residential Visit 2021 information leaflet.pdfDownload
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Day 1 - Monday 1st November 

We arrived at around 12pm and were greeted by our leaders Sparky and Tinkerbell. They showed us to our rooms and got us settled in. We then walked down to the beach to eat our lunch and played a game where we looked at the importance of sea defences, making sand castles which we then had to protect with rocks and shells from the beach - we watched as the tide came in and destroyed them all one-by-one. 

This afternoon, we carried out a series of team building activities where we had to communicate effectively and work as a team to achieve specific goals. We worked hard to support each other. We then came inside for a lovely tea of sausage, mash and veg before ice cream and apple crumble. 

Tonight, we took a dark walk down to the coast to explore the shore at night to see what we could see, hear and smell. We then headed back to the accommodation for hot chocolate and a few bedtime stories before getting ready for bed. Hopefully, we will sleep tonight!

Day 2 - Tuesday 2nd November 

We all had a good sleep last night and some of us even had to be woken up this morning! We had a lovely breakfast of cereals, bacon, hash brown, beans and toast before getting ready for our adventures today. 

This morning we went to West Runton where we visited the rock pools to look at the different habitats and living things along the coast. We found many different types of species and started to look at how they are adapted to live here. We then learned about the Norfolk coast and how it was shaped by glaciation. We even heard about the amazing discovery of mammoth fossil along these shores. 

This afternoon we made our way to Aylmerton Field Study Centre where we split into three groups and embarked on our monster trail through Felbrigg Woods and Estate. We had to read maps, solve riddles and escape the grasps of the deadly monsters which reside there. 

This evening, we are stuffed after a meal of spaghetti bolognaise or tomato pasta and veg and are now settled in our pyjamas after a shower, listening to an evening of storytelling with an expert story teller. 

Day 3 - Wednesday 3rd November 

We had to wake up every room this morning at 7am! Sleepy heads! After a hearty breakfast of cereals, toast, sausage, hash brown and beans, we headed to Blakeney where we began our expedition along the spit. We rolled up our trousers and took off our boots and socks to walk across the river bed and the mud flats to get to the spit itself. It was very cold but we were very brave and all enjoyed walking along this habitat and learning about the creatures that lived there along the way. Once on the spit, we had our packed lunches and then started to learn about how Blakeney Point was formed through erosion and how the land is constantly changing. We explored the flora and fauna of this unique habitat and looked at how the waves transport material - we even learned how to find semi-precious stones amongst the shingle and did a little exploring ourselves. 

After a long walk down the spit, we met out coach which then transported us to Morston. We got on a ferry and travelled down the river estuary (where we had walked that morning!) and made our way towards the end of the point where we could see lots of seals which come here every year to mate and give birth. It was magical. 

Tonight, after tea of either fish, chips and peas or pizza and chips, we went bowling. We had great fun but we are definitely tired tonight. I bet we will have to wake everyone up tomorrow, even the teachers!

Day 4 - Thursday 4th November 

 Everyone had to be woken up again at 7am - must have been tired! This morning we arrived downstairs to a breakfast of cereals, toast, sausage, scrambled egg and beans and then gathered to hear our instructions for the day. After a short bus journey, we arrived at the study centre where we were greeted by a pirate. Yes, that's correct - a pirate! After transforming into pirate apprentices ourselves, we completed three team challenges that trained us up to be fully-fledged pirate crew - the bosun's chair, monsoon shelter building and then bushcraft which involved making fire. We had a great morning and earned our pirate status!

This afternoon, we made our way to Cromer to visit the local Lifeboat Museum where we learned about the importance of their work along the coast. We then completed a short team challenge around Cromer, visiting the main sites of the town and seeing the  main coastal features associated with tourism. 

Tonight, we have returned to a lovely tea of roast chicken dinner or vegetable bake. It was delicious. We are now burning off our final energy stores at the disco before packing ready to return home tomorrow. 

Day 5 - Friday 5th November 

On this final morning, we all woke around 7am and ensured we were packed ready to leave Norfolk. We had another lovely breakfast of cereals, toast, scrambled egg, hash brown and beans and then gathered to receive our final instructions for the day. 

After saying good bye to our rooms and accommodation for the week, we travelled by coach to a coastal resort called Happisburgh. Once here, we looked at how erosion was destroying the cliffs and what it meant for the local people - it was interesting to see the lack of coastal defences here and learn that only £100,000 had been spent protecting this stretch of coast. 

We then travelled further round the coast to visit a place called Sea Palling. We saw how much more had been done to protect this section of the coast with sea and flood defences - there were reefs, sea walls, rock armour, flood gates and sand dunes - a total of £9million spent to protect this area. Then we understood why: tourism. The defences were protecting the Norfolk Broads which lay behind them. 

After lunch and brief play in the beach, we were met by our coach which brought us back to Lincoln. 


It has been a great week and we have learned so much. Thank you, Year 6,

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 6:

6th June - First day of term 6

7th June – Athletics Day

9th June – Sports Day

22nd and 23rd June – Lincolnshire Show

27th June – Y6 Substance Abuse Workshop

5th/6th June – William Farr Transition Days

22nd July - Last day of Year 6 and school


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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 on your 'Reading Record' bookmark. 

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 2021, 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. 


Click here for the Year 6 Recommended Reading List 

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. There will be a 'spellingframe' task set up each week to help the children learn their spellings at home. Children have their log-in details for this site. 


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 end 'ent' and 'ence' and also 'ant' and 'ance' 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 home learning book, this week's spellings. Spellings should be recorded or stuck in the back of the red home learning 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.


 T5 Week 5 Spellings - ent ence ant and ance part 2.pdfDownload
 T5 Week 4 Spellings - ent ence ant and ance part 1.pdfDownload
 T5 Week 2 Spellings - ent and ence.pdfDownload
 T5 Week 1 Spellings - ant and ance.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 6 Spellings - all the tions-sions-ssions-cians part 2.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 5 Spellings - all the tions-sions-ssions-cians.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 4 Spellings - sion and ssion 2.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 3 Spellings - tion and cian 1.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 2 spellings - cious and tious 2.pdfDownload
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This term's 25 word spelling list

We are also learning our first 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 5 are : 

occur                  programme                   recognise                       accommodate
         desperate                     environment                   achieve
government         temperature              excellent                    recommend
            opportunity                  immediate                     ancient                apparent
appreciate                   attached              explanation             especially
            necessary                language                             definite                  available
                           persuade                           thorough



 Term 5 termly spelling 25 word list.docx.pdfDownload
 Term 4 termly spelling 25 word list.docx.pdfDownload
 Term 3 - 25 spellings word list.pdfDownload
 Term 2 - 25 spellings word list.pdfDownload
 Term 1 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 Sunday. 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 5th May 2022:

Grammar: Everything Grammar part 5 - answer the questions about various grammar topics. 

Maths:  - Maths Reasoning 3 - answer the questions about the four operations.

 T4 Week 5 English - Everything Grammar part 2.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 5 Maths - Calculate Missing Angles fluency.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 5 Maths - Calculate Missing Angles PROBLEM SOLVING.pdfDownload
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 T4 Week 4 English - Everything Grammar.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 4 Maths - Volume.pdfDownload
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 T4 Week 3 English - Modal Verbs.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 3 Maths - Area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms.pdfDownload
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 T4 Week 2 English - Missing Commas.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 2 Maths - Area and Perimeter of Rectangles and L Shapes.pdfDownload
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 T4 Week 1 - Perimeter.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 1 - Standard English and Formality.pdfDownload
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 T3 Week 6 - Algebra Part 2.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 6 - Simple Perfect Progressive Tenses.pdfDownload
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 T3 Week 5 -Algebra Part 1.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 5 -Tenses Part 1.pdfDownload
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 T3 Week 4 - Percentages of an Amount.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 4 - The Function of Sentences.pdfDownload
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 T3 Week 3 - Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 3 - Relative Clauses.pdfDownload
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 T3 Week 2 - Converting units of measure.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 2 - Punctuating Direct Speech.pdfDownload
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 T3 Week 1 - Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000..pdfDownload
 T3 Week 1 - Prepositions.pdfDownload
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 T2 Week 7 - Fractions - Everything Fractions.pdfDownload
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 T2 Week 6 - Fractions - Multiplying Fractions and Ordering decimals.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 6 - Parenthesis.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. 

 T2 Week 5 - Fractions - adding and subtracting.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 5 - Main vs Subordinate Clauses and its.pdfDownload
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 T2 Week 4 - Equivalent Fractions and Ordering Fractions.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 4 - Noun Phrases.pdfDownload
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 T2 Week 3 - Finding Fractions of an amount.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 3 - Active and Passive again Questions.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 3 - Finding Fractions of an Amount Cheat Sheet.pdfDownload
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 T2 Week 2 - Active and Passive Voice - A Cheat Sheet.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 2 - Active and Passive Voice.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 2 - The Four Operations - Order of Operations.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
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 Week 6 - Colons and Semi-Colons Part 2.pdfDownload
 Week 6 - The Four Operations - Multiplication.pdfDownload
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 Week 5 - Colons and Semi-Colons.pdfDownload
 Week 5 - The Four Operations - Subtraction.pdfDownload
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 Week 4 - Place Value 4 - Negative Numbers.pdfDownload
 Week 4 - Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives and Conjunctions.pdfDownload
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 Week 3 - Adverbial Phrases.pdfDownload
 Week 3 - Place Value 3 - Ordering and Rounding Decimal Numbers.pdfDownload
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 Week 2 - Adverbs and Prepositions.pdfDownload
 Week 2 - Place Value 2 - Rounding.pdfDownload
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 Week 1 - Determiners.pdfDownload
 Week 1 - Place Value.pdfDownload
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