With Year 6 SATs fast approaching, we thought we would just catch up with everyone and pass on the timetable for SATs week beginning the 14th May, as well as some ‘top tips’ for the week itself.
First of all though, I would like to say how proud we are of all our Year 6 children. They have worked incredibly hard and richly deserve our praise! Last week’s Mock SATs, went very well and the children showed great resilience towards the assessments. I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the Year 6 Team who have worked extremely hard so that all the children can feel fully prepared. A big thank you to everyone.
This year, we will be administering the tests in the same way as we did last year and in the Mock SATs week, as it proved to be very successful. Working in a normal classroom environment, rather than the hall, eased any worries children had about the tests. On the day of each test, half the year group will take their test at a time. This will mean the remaining children will complete revision and brain gym type activities. The children will then switch over. The two groups will be kept separate until all children have sat the test. We will make full use of access arrangements permitted by the Standards and Testing Agency to ensure that we allow every child to feel as comfortable as possible when sitting the tests and that they have every chance to show their full potential.
SATs week will be very different from what the children are used to in a ‘normal’ week. It is obviously important that your child has a good night’s sleep followed by a hearty breakfast, but it is also important that they don’t worry – there really is no need! If you have any questions or concerns, please do come and speak to one of the Year 6 Team, between us we have many years of SATs experience – your children are in safe hands I can assure you.
On a different note, thank you to the 54 Year 6 parents who took the time to respond and return the recent parent questionnaire. 100% of parents agreed or strongly agreed with 5 of the statements including their child is happy and makes good progress, is well looked after, taught well and that they receive valuable information about their child’s progress. In addition, 98% of parents also agreed their child feels safe at school, the school is well led and managed and they would recommend the school to another parent. Furthermore, the school ensures all pupils are well behaved and the school responds well to any concerns raised. 94% of parents feel their child receives appropriate home learning for their age. Feedback is important and we always welcome open discussion about any issues arising.
All that is left to say is have a lovely Easter holiday.