Bournville Village

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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

The Year 6 Team

Class teachers can be contacted via email to or via the school phone number. However, if your enquiry is regarding absence, please use .


For 6C, 6S and 6T our PE days will be Thursday and Friday, and 6O’s PE days will be Wednesday and Thursday. Just as last year, we will be asking the children to come into school wearing their school PE kits on the days that they have their PE lessons.


Year 6’s allocated library session will be every Monday morning; this is an opportunity for your child to choose a book they would like to read at home and perhaps share with you.


Homework for year 6 will be set weekly through Seesaw. In addition to this, we hope that children will be reading for pleasure; this could be a book from home, their chosen library book or their e-Collins book which has been chosen by their teacher.

Walking home

In Year 6, some parents allow pupils to start walking unaccompanied to and from school. We ask that you complete and submit a ‘permission to walk home from school unaccompanied’ letter, as your child will not be permitted to leave by themselves without this. Additionally, pupils are only allowed to bring a mobile phone into school if consent has been provided for them to walk from school independently. Spare forms can be requested via email to

Visits and visitors

In the Autumn term, we are planning for Year 6 to take part in an interactive Planetarium workshop. The date for this workshop will be confirmed later in the term.


Our first text will be ‘The Watertower,’ a science fiction picture book, written by Gary Crew. The expected writing outcomes are a monologue, a newspaper report and retelling the story from a character’s point of view. Our second text will be ‘Skellig,’ by David Almond. The expected writing outcomes are a formal letter, a descriptive narrative and a non-chronological report. We will also be reading a class novel and poems which will be selected by the class teacher in addition to our texts used in English lessons.

Things to practise at home:

• Practising reading and spelling the common exception word spellings which can be found on Seesaw.


During the Autumn term, we will cover the following areas:

• Place value

• Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

• Fractions

• Position and Direction

Things to practise at home:

• Times tables and associated division facts using TT Rock Stars.

• To use known facts to derive others, e.g. if 7x8=56 then 0.7x8=5.6.

Wider curriculum