Year 6 2021 - 2022

Mrs Smith

Year 6 Class Teacher

Year 6 – Summer Term


Our topic for the Summer Term will be:

 ‘Brilliant Britain!

In Year 6, we will be learning all about the fascinating country that we live in!  We will begin by building upon our understanding of how the economic change and social reform that occurred after WWII influenced the rebuilding of industrial Manchester. 

We will then recap how the United Kingdom is organised into: countries; counties; and then cities.  We will then go on to learn about the physical geographical features of Great Britain, such as: population; life expectancy; the tallest mountains; the longest rivers; the longest coastline; what natural resources Britain has. 

We will also consider the ways in which we use the land in Britain and we will look at what natural resources we use to produce energy and what renewable natural resources we use.  We will also look at how products such as concrete, glass, wood and steel are produced and traded around the world. 

We will then navigate towards an understanding of rivers, their uses, features and effect on the environment.  We will find out how rivers are formed, explore the journey of a river from source to mouth, investigate why rivers are important and what they are used for, river pollution and its effects, as well as choosing a river around the world to investigate in depth.

The detail of curriculum coverage is attached to this class page

(Summer Jigsaw)


Class Shared Reads

We will be creating lots of fabulous pieces of writing this term linked to our class reading books...

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William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' 

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Struan Murray's 'Oprhans of the Tide'




Ongoing… To read as many of the fabulous books, written by inspiring and engaging authors, recommended on our class reading wall (and also on the list attached to the bottom of this page and on the following website:



All homework will be set on a Friday and collected the following Friday.

  • SPELLINGS (10 mins daily Mon-Fri)
  • TT Rock Stars or ‘Daily 10’ (10 mins daily Mon-Fri)
  • 30 minutes: Century (Nuggets from your PERSONALISED pathway)
  • Daily Reading: 10 mins (or AT LEAST  3x weekly! – as part of 2.5 hours) 😊



Our PE sessions this term are:

Monday PM – Outside Session

Wednesday PM – Outside (or inside) Session

Please make sure that children have appropriate kit for those days: Green Gawsworth T-shirts are expected for games and indoor PE.  Children may also wear either black shorts or black/grey/navy joggers, a Gawsworth sweatshirt or black/grey/navy sweatshirt or tracksuit top.


Contacting me

Any urgent messages (including any medical appointments or absences) need to be sent via the school office, please.

If you need to contact me, I am contactable via ClassDojo Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm (please be aware that during the school day I may not be able to respond immediately as I will be teaching – but I will check my Dojo messages after school). 

If you need to meet with me, I am available after school on:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Kind regards,

Mrs Smith

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Longbutts Lane, Gawsworth, Cheshire, SK11 9QU

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