Year 6 SATs

Year 6 SATs

As you may be aware, Year 6 will be taking their SATs next week (14th – 17th May). Year 6 children should arrive at school at normal time (8:30) each day. On Monday and Wednesday, when no clubs will be taking place in the morning, children are welcome to enter through the hall where Mr Cooke/Mrs Quinn and I will greet them. On Tuesday and Thursday, when clubs will be taking place in the hall, children should enter school as normal and meet in the dining hall.

We will provide some toast and squash for the children to ensure they are fuelled up and ready to focus on each test. All tests will take place in the morning and be completed before lunchtime. The tests will be completed in the following order:

  • Monday 14th May – English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
  • Tuesday 15th May – English reading comprehension
  • Wednesday 16th May – Mathematics papers 1 (arithmetic) and 2 (reasoning)
  • Thursday 17th May – Mathematics paper 3 (reasoning)

Throughout the week, we will use the afternoons to both relax as well as prepare for the test that is coming up the follow day.

It is a legal requirement for all children to sit their SATs tests. If your child is ill during the week, please contact us as early as possible so that arrangement can be made.

As I have assured the children on many occasions, SATs are nothing to worry about and are an opportunity for them to show how much they have learned during their time in KS2. They should be seen as a challenge and an opportunity and I have every confidence in each and every child. With this in mind, no homework has been set this weekend as I feel it would be more beneficial for children to have a break and arrive at school on Monday feeling refreshed. However, if children would like to do some additional preparation then practising spellings and times tables, reading aloud or working through any additional practise materials will help them.

If you have any queries throughout the week, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks,

Mr Marsh

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