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 William for his excellent English recount, writing from the point of view of a Jewish child on the Kindertransport. 

Image result for medal emoji This week’s Pride Award goes to Lilly for always giving 100% effort and always being ready to learn. 


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


Year 6 Key Documents

Jewish Kindertransport children arriving in London in February 1939        THEME TITLE - JOURNEYS OF IMPORTANCE          Jewish Kindertransport children arriving in London in February 1939

The Holocaust

Theme for Term 1 -  Our topic for this term is Journeys of Importance.  

Key Question - What can we learn from the horrors of the Holocaust?


Golden Threads: Equality  and Diversity 

Big Ideas: Prejudice and Discrimination

Power and Oppression 

Rights and Responsibilities.


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

We will be exploring the golden thread of equality and diversity in its widest sense. The children will explore what diversity means with a focus on discrimination, prejudice and stereotyping. This will lead us into looking at issues surrounding racism, sexism and xenophobia. 


Key Question - What makes each living thing diverse and unique?

In our science work, we will be looking at different living things and how they are classified. The children will learn about different plants, animals and micro-organisms, focusing on what makes them similar and different to each other. 


Knowledge Organisers to support learning this term

 KO Term 1 - SCIENCE - Living Things and their Habitats - Classification - 2021.docx.pdfDownload
 KO Term 1 - HISTORY - Journeys of Importance - The Holocaust 2021.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:

Monday 6thSeptember - Start of term 1

Monday 20th September - Y6 visit to the Holocaust memorial museum

Tuesday 12th October - Parent Consultation Evening 

Thursday 14th October - Parent Consultation Evening

Monday 18th October - Start of Arts' Week 

Monday 18th October - Year 6 Residential Meeting for Parents 6:00pm start

Friday 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 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. 


OUR NEXT WEEKLY SPELLING TEST IS ON Thursday 21st October 2021

This week, we are working on words which words which contain ie or cei 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.


 Week 6 Spellings - i before e.pdfDownload
 Week 5 spellings - cial and tial 2.pdfDownload
 Week 4 spellings - cial and tial 1.pdfDownload
 Week 3 spellings - sure and ture 2.pdfDownload
 Week 2 spellings - sure and ture 1.pdfDownload
 Week 1 spellings - y to i.pdfDownload
 Spelling Strategy Cards.docx.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 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 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 21st October 2021:

Grammar: Colons and Semi-Colons part 2- identify where they should go in the sentences. 

Maths:  -Four Operations 2 - Multiplication - answer the questions multiplying by one and two-digit numbers.

 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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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. 

https://youtu.be/lbhQJ1WSMDw  click this link to see a video explanation of how to divide by a two-digit number.