SATs examinations week approaches for Year 6

With examinations set to begin, here’s a handy guide of some advice and reminders for parents and carers.

REVISION –  We understand that some parents have requested some final revision materials and we have earmarked some useful revision topics on Learning by Questions should you wish for your child to look over them. The deadlines for each assignment, reflect the days that the tests take place. However, there is no expectation for this and the homework for this week will not form the basis of the reward that will take place before the end of term for all of the homework completed prior to now.

EXAM ARRANGEMENTS – Children are invited into school from 8:15am for toast and play with their friends, allowing them to gather their thoughts and for school staff to soothe any last-minute worries. Your child may still want to eat breakfast at home if they are used to more than a piece of toast each morning! Please do try to ensure that your child is on time each day as they will be expected to move to their test rooms at 8:50am for a prompt start. Arrangements will need to be made for latecomers to complete the test later in the day and remain separate from their classmates until this can be arranged.

ATTENDANCE – If your child does not attend school on the day of the SATS then there is no guarantee that they will be allowed to catch up on a different day as this would need to be applied for externally and is only granted under closely monitored, exceptional circumstances. Please do make every effort to send them into school as they have worked so hard, and it would be a shame to send them to secondary school without results to reflect this.

Year 6 teacher Mrs Burrows is leading the exam arrangements and says it’s important for everyone to be relaxed and refreshed about the week ahead:

“Ultimately, we believe that the best preparation that the children can do now is to have a relaxing weekend and an early night and breakfast on the morning of the tests. The children have been working really hard in school to build up to this and we truly believe that they are at their peak now and ready to demonstrate their skills to their highest capability.”