Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

This week's Star of the Week is Faye for determination and personal success in PE. 

Joah and Lucas received this week's vote for the Pride of Y6 for being independent learners. 

WELCOME TO CLASS 6PD

Year 6

TERM 1 OVERVIEW

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. This will involve a visit to 'The Journey' 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 what it would be like to be a refugee. Our Religious Studies will focus on Pilgrimages and why people of different faiths chose to go on such journeys. In science, the children will be studying the human body looking at how our bodies work and what happens to the things that go into our bodies.

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 1 and 2:

25th Sept - Y6 visit to Laxton 'Holocaust' museum

27th Sept - MacMillan Coffee Morning 

2nd Oct - Maths Open Morning 9:00 - 10:30

2nd Oct - Harvest Service 1:30

4th Oct - Year 5 and 6 NSPCC workshop

8th Oct - Parent Consultation Evening

10th Oct - Parent Consultation Evening

15th Oct - Y6 Final Residential Meeting 18:00

17th Oct - Disco

18th Oct - Last day of term 1

 

28th Oct - 1st Nov - Year 6 Residential in Norfolk 

29th Nov - Christmas Fayre

 

 

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 Monday afternoon (indoor) and Thursday morning (outdoor).

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 FIRST BOOK CIRCLE WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON OCTOBER 14TH

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 are homophones as listed as an expectation in the National Curriculum for KS2.

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 half-term. 

The words to learn for Term 1 are : 

identity

interfere

occur

programme

recognise

vegetable

accommodate

bruise

category

cemetery

definite

desperate

determined

dictionary

embarrass

environment

exaggerate

marvellous

nuisance

parliament

privilege

secretary

prejudice

stomach

thorough

 

 Homework to be handed in by Thursday:

English:  SEMI - COLONS - complete all of the sections identifying where the semi-colons need to be added in each section. 

Maths:  DIVISION - complete 10 questions from any of the sections using formal division. 

 

 

 

 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