Dear Year 2 children,
- Last Updated: Thursday, 11 May 2017 19:48
Dear Year 2 children,
You'll know that Year 6 have been busy taking their tests this week and we're very proud of how hard they've worked. Well done to them all! We also know that you've been working super-hard all year and that your teachers are currently assessing your work for your end of Key Stage 1 results. As part of that assessment, you'll also be taking some tests.
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 - a couple of 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 helping your friends when they fall over in the playground. They won't tell us how brilliantly you explained the events of the Titanic sinking.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 in that race at Sports Day last year or how proud you looked when you won that DoJo certificate. They won’t tell us anything about how hard you try in Maths lessons or how your confidence has grown in PE 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. They won't describe the huge smile on your face when you showed off your learning at our Families Assemblies. They won’t tell us that you’re kind, caring, fun, sensible and polite. 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 in Key Stage 1. 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. Be fabulous! You are all shining stars and we are always very proud of you.