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Year 6 Neptune

Neptune is home to an enthusiastic, hard-working group of Year 6 pupils. My name is Mrs Cawley and I am the class teacher. I work alongside Mrs Birt and Mrs Hobbs, our invaluable Year 6 teaching assistants. We work closely with our partner classes, Earth and Proteus, and together we work hard to fulfil our task as role models for the school.

My favourite thing to do is read (mostly autobiographies or historical texts), which is one of the reasons why I love teaching in Year 6, as we get the chance to read some truly exceptional books through our Text Led Curriculum. In Neptune class, we enjoy becoming involved in our quality core texts, using these as inspiration for our learning across the curriculum. Mrs Cawley’s favourite text is Mortal Engines while Mrs Birt favours Skellig; it is often difficult for the children to choose between the wide range of titles covered:

  • The Explorer - Katherine Rundell
  • Clockwork - Phillip Pulman
  • Skellig - David Almond
  • Mortal Engines - Phillip Reeve
  • Secrets of the Sun King - Emma Carroll

We enjoy lots of opportunities to make learning exciting, such as: mummifying a tomato, sampling food from across the world and visiting Amazona Zoo to discover life in the rainforest.

Obviously, before we reach the summer, we ensure we work hard to prepare for the SATs in May. During SATs week, we work hard to achieve our best in the tests, but we also have a fun-filled timetable. This includes Breakfast Club, where bacon sandwiches are on the menu and numerous inter-class rounder games, just to keep that competitive edge going! Year 6 is a very busy and exciting year, as we support and encourage children to become independent, confident learners, fully prepared to take the next step in their educational career.