This week was supposed to mark the beginning of SATs week and we feel that we cannot let this moment pass without passing on this poignant message to you all that we came across:
To all of our year 6’s,
As SATs week arrives it is not quite the same, the tests that were printed this year never came. The displays all still up; walls full of maths ‘rules’, but year 6 is very different, at present, in schools.
For some of you, happiness, lots of relief, for others a sigh of pure disbelief that you worked really hard in advance of this week. Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.
Algebra, fractions, the times table drills, inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills. The past, the present, the perfect tense … which would make an appearance filled us with suspense!
Fear not though, the SATs – yes – won’t happen this term, but remember tests don’t measure everything you learn. Primary subjects are varied; you’ve always tried your best. Many of those skills you’ve gained cannot be defined by a test.
So, here at LMPS you’ve made us so PROUD. We sit here with pride and shout this out loud…
‘YEAR 6 YOU AMAZE US, YOU’VE COME INCREDIBLY FAR… AND WE DON’T NEED A TEST TO SEE HOW AMAZING YOU ARE!’
So this week, we will have a go at our own ‘silly SATs’ style papers that we hope make you laugh (borrowed from Mrs Bee on TES website).
From Miss Cope, Miss Caldwell and Mrs Dockerill