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 Lilly for her improvements in English recently - great writing. 

Image result for medal emoji This week’s Pride Award goes to Amelia-Alice for her positive attitude to learning in all aspects of her work. 


Mr Parkin - Mrs Dawson - Mrs Tipping 

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

The Maya civilisation | Audley Travel                        THEME TITLE - THE A-MAIZE-ING MAYA               The Maya civilisation | Audley Travel


Theme for Term 3 -  Our topic for this term is the Ancient Maya.  

Key Question - Were the Ancient Maya the greatest stone age people?


Golden Threads: Continuity and Change 

Big Ideas: Similarities and Differences


Connections and Traditions



Our curriculum will focus around the history of the ancient Meso-American civilisation of the Maya as we explore the key thread of continuity and change. We will be looking at how the Maya lived, the importance of maize and the cocoa bean in their lives, and studying how the rich and poor lived during this time. Our studies will see us looking at the evidence they left behind to teach us about their day-today- life before we look at the mystery of what happened to them in 900BC. We will explore Mayan food as we learn about maize and how it was used before making our own corn tortilla recipes. We will compare life at the time with life in Britain as we aim to identify who were the greatest Stone Age people. 

In our art work we will be sculpting Mayan artefacts out of clay and in music we will be looking at South American music as we learn and perform a class Samba.

SCIENCE LEARNING - The Circulatory System

Key Question - How important is our blood?

In our science work, we will studying the importance of the circulatory system in our bodies. We will be looking at the important of the heart, lungs and blood in keeping us alive and what we can do to stay fit and healthy. The children will investigate how exercise affects of heart rate and why this happens. 


Knowledge Organisers to support learning this term

 KO Term 3 - SCIENCE - The Circulatory System 2021.docx.pdfDownload
 KO Year 6 Term 3 The Ancient Maya.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 TUESDAY afternoon and FRIDAY afternoon. All PE will take place outdoors so please ensure the children are weatherproof. 

Diary Dates for Terms 3:

Tuesday 4th January - Start of term 3

Friday 14th January - Y6 e-Safety Workshop

Wednesday 9th February - Y6 Mayan Workshop

Friday 11th February - Last Day of term 3


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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 27th January 2022

This week, we are working on words which words which contain ibly or ably as a suffix 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.


 T3 Week 4 spellings - ibly and ably.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 3 spellings - able and ible part 2.pdfDownload
 T3 Week 2 spellings - able and ible.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 5 spellings - ir il and im prefixes part 2.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 4 spellings - ir il and im prefixes.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 3 spellings - mis and dis part 2.pdfDownload
 T2 Week 2 spellings - mis and dis.pdfDownload
 Week 6 Spellings - i before e.pdfDownload
 Week 5 spellings - cial and tial 2.pdfDownload
 Week 4 spellings - cial and tial 1.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 3 are : 

convenience                      muscle                           ancient                          sufficient                      according
                         aggressive                  apparent                        appreciate                      attached
committee                     communicate                community                   correspond                   immediate
                         interrupt                        occupy                        opportunity                   recommend                      foreign                              conscience                   leisure                           vegetable                        marvellous
                         bargain                           system



 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 27th January 2022:

Grammar: Relative Clauses - Where are the relative clauses in each sentence? Underline them.

Maths:  - Fractions, Decimals and Percentages - identify the different FDP equivalents. 

 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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