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 Star of the Week is Charles for his hard work and motivation in reading. 

Image result for medal emoji This week’s Pride Award goes to Amelia for always being an active learner and demonstrating her understanding. 


Mr Parkin - Mrs Ackroyd - Mrs Tipping 

Huge congratulations to our Term 3 Spelling Stars - Arthur, Skye, Alexa, Lois, Amelia, Iris, Alice and Olivia. 

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

Teaching about Safeguarding

As a school, we are committed to safeguarding children from harm. We want to ensure children are aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable and how they can keep themselves safe. Specific examples of this in the Year 6 curriculum are:

- Novel studies that focus on the theme of equality and diversity such as 'The boy in the Stripped Pajamas'

- The PSHE curriculum where we look at themes such as e-safety, drugs awareness, anti-bullying and economics

- Theme study of The Holocaust 

 - Weekly Class Reflection 

- The class code of conduct linked to the school school behaviour policy

- The RE curriculum 

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Theme for Term 4 -  Our topic for this term is volcanoes.  

Key Question - What are volcanoes and how do they affect life on Earth?


Golden Threads: Continuity and Change 

Big Ideas: Similarities and Differences



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 will learn where different volcanoes are located in the world and will look at how they affect life on Earth when they erupt. 

In music we will be looking at South American music as we learn and perform a class Samba and in DT we will be using our science knowledge to make electrical vehicles. 


Key Question - What effect does changing the components have in an electrical circuit?

 In our science work, we will studying electrical circuits. We will look at how to make simple circuits and then investigate what happens to the brightness of a bulb as we change circuits in different ways, adding and removing different components. 

Knowledge Organisers to support learning this term

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 KO Year 6 Term 4 Electricity.docx.pdfDownload
 KO Year 6 Term 4 Volcanoes.docx.pdfDownload
 KO Year 6 Term 3 The Ancient Maya.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 THURDSDAY afternoon. All PE will take place outdoors so please ensure the children are weatherproof. 

Diary Dates for Term 4:


20th Feb - 1st day of Term 4

2nd March - World Book Day - Dress as a favourite character

13th March - Science Week

31st March - Last day of term 4


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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. 


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 Monday of each week and will be tested on the following Monday. 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 contain the 'sc' sound 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.


 T4 Week 6 - sc making s.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 5 - ous.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 4 - eigh ei ey.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 3 - ir and il.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 1 - mis dis in un.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 2 - sure or ture.pdfDownload
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 T3 Week 6 - plurals 2.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 4 - Mrs Guy's Spelling Group.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 5 - plurals 1.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 4 - si or ssi.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 3 - ci or ti.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 3 - Mrs Guy's Spelling Group.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 2 - Mrs Guy's Spelling Group.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 2 - tial or cial.pdfDownload
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 T2 Week 7 - tious.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 6 - cious.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 5 - Mrs Guy's Spelling Group.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 5 - ant ance and ancy.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 4 - Mrs Guy's Spelling Group.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 4 - ei as ee.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 3 - ence.pdfDownload
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 T1 Week 6 - Mrs Tipping's Spelling Group.pdfDownload
 T1 Week 6 - ibly and ably.pdfDownload
 T1 Week 5 - Silent t.pdfDownload
 T1 Week 4 - able.pdfDownload
 T1 Week 3 - Mrs Guy's Spelling Group.pdfDownload
 T1 Week 3 - ible.pdfDownload
 T1 Week 2 - ough.pdfDownload
 T1 Week 1 - Mrs Guy's Spelling Group.pdfDownload
 T1 Week 1 - silent b.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 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



 Term 4 termly spelling 25 word list.docx.pdfDownload
 Term 3 - 25 spellings word list.pdfDownload
 Term 2 termly 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 30th March 2023:

Grammar: Everything Grammar Part 2 - answer the questions about a wide range of grammar topics.

Maths:  - angles - find the missing angle in the shapes given. 

 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 - Missing Commas.pdfDownload
 T4 Week 3 Maths - Area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms.pdfDownload
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 T4 Week 2 - Standard English and Formality.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 English - Modal Verbs.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
 T3 Week 5 ans 6 - Tenses A Cheat Sheet.pdfDownload
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 T3 Week 4 - Calculating Percentages Cheat Sheet.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 4 - Percentages of an Amount.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 4 - The Function of Sentences.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 4 - The Functions of senetnces- A Cheat Sheet - READ CAREFULLY.pdfDownload
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 T3 Week 3 - Fractions, Decimals and Percentages CHEAT SHEET.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 3 - Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 3 - Relative Clauses Cheat Sheet.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 PART A.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 6 - Parenthesis PART B.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 and Relative Clauses.pdfDownload
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 T2 Week 3 - Finding Fractions of an amount.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 3 - Active and Passive again Questions.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 - The Four Operations - Multiplication.pdfDownload
 Week 6 - Using Semi-colons in sentences.pdfDownload
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 Week 5 - The Four Operations - Subtraction.pdfDownload
 Week 5 - Using Colons in sentences.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 Answer Sheet.pdfDownload
 Week 1 - Determiners.pdfDownload
 Week 1 - Place Value.pdfDownload
 Week 1a - Place Value answers.pdfDownload
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Y6 Residential 

Monday 31st October

We arrived at 12:15pm today and met Sparky and Eagle-Eye, our instructors for the day. We soon settled into our rooms and then met our coach to take us to West Runton. Once there, we learned about glaciation and how the Ice Age shaped our coasts millions of years ago. We even saw evidence of a huge mammoth that was once unearthed right where we were standing. We then went rock pooling where we learned about the different creatures living in this harsh environment; we were particularly interested in finding belemnite fossils. 

After a lovely tea of pizza and chips followed by brownie and ice-cream, we ventured out into the dark to experience the coast at night time before a bedtime story and hot chocolate. Some very tired teddies already. Hopefully, sleep will not take long to find tonight. 

Tuesday 1st November 

After a great sleep, we arrived to a breakfast of cereals, toast, bacon, hash brown and beans. We then headed out to the town of Cromer where we embarked on a trail of the town to learn all of its secrets and understand why it is a famous coastal town. We then visited the RNLI Lifeboat Museum to learn about their importance to coastal safety. After lunch, we went to the Aylmerton Field Study Centre where we met our pirate captains. We soon enrolled into their pirate crew and completed three different challenges: climbing the rigging, the Bosun's Chair and monsoon den survival. Our efforts were highly commended and we managed to plunder the hidden treasure. Tonight we arrived at the Pleasaunce to a superb tea of sausage, mash and peas followed by jam sponge and custard or ice-cream. We have been bowling this evening - Congratulations to Connie, our 2022 bowling champion with a score of 113. Hot chocolates and biscuits all round before bed. I do not think we'll need much rocking tonight!

Wednesday 2nd November

Everyone was excited and raring to go this morning after a great sleep. Breakfast consisted of cereals and toast and a choice of sausage, beans and hash brown. We then spent the morning completing different team activities, aiming to try and earn enough points to complete the afternoon hunt. After lunch, we made our way to Fellbrigg Hall where we were split into our three teams ready to complete the Monster Trail. We had to use a map and compass to navigate to various points around the estate in order to find information. But we had to be wary. Evil monsters hid in the depths of the forest, trying to stop us and soak us with their super sonic blasters. It was great fun! We have arrived back tonight to a tea of spaghetti bolognaise and chocolate fudge cake. Yum. We have ALL showered (you'll be pleased to know) and we are ready for our storytelling evening tonight. Hopefully, we will be asleep nice and early tonight.  

Thursday 3rd November

I think almost everyone had to be woken up this morning...even some adults! After a lovely breakfast of cereals, toast, bacon, egg and hash brown we headed off into the first rain of the visit to Blakeney. Here we made our way along the edge of the mudflats before taking off our shoes and socks and venturing into the cold, muddy depths of the river bed. We had great fun learning about this habitat and the creatures that live here. After a short trip through the mud, we made our way back to the coach and headed off to the start of the Blakeney Point Spit. Here, we headed down the spit to learn about Longshore Drift and transportation. We found more semi-precious stones and looked at how the plants and animals were adapted to survive here. There was even time for a relaxing snooze amongst the shingle so that we could listen to the sounds of the sea. We were even excited to see our first seals of the visit. They seemed excited to see us too. Tonight we have returned to a tea of roast chicken or vegetable bake, roast potatoes and veg followed by apple sponge and custard or ice-cream. We will be dancing into the night shortly as we begin our final night disco. 

Friday 4th November 

Up bright and early to pack before breakfast. Another hearty feast with cereals and toasts too. We then embarked on our journey to Happisburgh where we saw first hand what the coast looks like when it is being fiercely attacked by the sea. Houses have been lost, villages swept away and at an alarming rate. We then ventured to Sea Palling where we saw a very different part of the coast - here it is being protected. Sea defences line the area. But why? The Norfolk Broads. Tourism generates lots of money for this area so it is vital it is protected from the powerful erosion of the sea. 



Please see below for key updates and information about our week in Norfolk. We will try to update this page daily whilst away. 

 2022 02 Residential Letter.pdfDownload
 Draft Overview of Week.pdfDownload
 Suggested Clothing - Kit List 2022.pdfDownload
 Y6 Residential Visit 2022 information leaflet.pdfDownload
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