Dear Year 6 children,
- Last Updated: Thursday, 04 May 2017 22:45
Dear Year 6 children,
Next week is Key Stage 2 SATs week and we’re so proud of the way that you’ve prepared for these tests. We know that you’ve worked hard, both in school and at home, to revise everything you’ve learned. We know that you’ll try your very best when taking the tests next week.
Like everything we do as part of our learning, these tests are important. Trying your hardest in these tests is the right thing to do because you know that at The Grange, we believe it’s important to try our very best in everything we do. But, these tests are a snapshot of your time here at The Grange. They’ll test how well you can read, write, spell, reason, calculate and solve problems during one week in May. That’s one week out of the 266 weeks that you’ll be at primary school - 4 days out of the 1330 days you’ll spend here. They’ll tell us something about your ability in reading, spelling, writing and maths. But there’s lots of things they won’t tell us.
These tests won’t tell us how great you are at football or tennis, hockey or swimming. They won’t tell us how pleased you were when you finally remembered the order of the planets. They won’t tell us how excited you were during Science Week or how amazing you looked dressed up as a book character on World Book Day. The results won’t reflect how hard you tried to climb the climbing wall on the playground or how thrilled you were when you won that DoJo certificate. They won’t remind us of how helpful you are in the lunch halls, at the Easter Fete or on the Key Stage 1 playground. They won’t tell us anything about how hard you try in Art lessons or how your confidence has grown in Music lessons. These tests won’t tell us how nervous you felt the first time you stepped out onto the stage at the theatre for our Summer Show or how excited you were on that residential visit to Sheringham, or Kingswood or France. They won’t tell us that you’re kind, caring, responsible, resilient and trustworthy. They won’t tell us what a fantastic friend you are.
These tests, and the results, will not tell us the whole story of you and your time at The Grange. It’s important that you remember that. What they will tell us is important and I know that you’ll all try your very hardest to make sure that you are the very best you can be next week. Be fabulous! You are all shining stars and we are always very proud of you.