Here is the information shared with parents on Monday, 16th May for your reference. A copy of the kit list is also attached. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.
For our Monday after school maths tutoring session, children have the choice whether they would like to stay for some extra revision before Wednesday and Thursday's tests in areas they are less confident in. We understand this is a big week for many and just sitting the tests is enough. However, some children will prefer to do some extra revision in school so they panic less at home. Please have a chat with your child to decide what is best for them this week.
There will be no Tuesday after school English session as their English tests will have been sat and the children will get more tired as the week goes on.
The children have worked so hard in their tutoring sessions over the last two terms and we are so grateful to work with such determined children.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend,
The Year 6 Team 😊
We are so proud of everything our Year 6 children have achieved over the course of the year. They have worked with determination and no matter what these tests may bring, we know they are all amazing!
From Monday 9th until Thursday 12th of May, the Year 6 children will sit their formal assessments. Some children will be excited. Some children will be nervous. Some will be a mixture of emotions. All are perfectly normal. Please encourage your child to just do their best each day and tell them that the results are such a small part of who they are.
To help children have some chatter time with friends before the tests each day, the Year 6 children may come to school a little earlier to relax and share some fruit or breakfast bars. They may enter via the Year 6 gate anytime from 8:15am to 8:30am to chat and have an early morning snack (it will not be a full breakfast so if your child has a hearty morning appetite, it is best to have their normal breakfast at home and a top-up at school).
This early start time of 8:15am only applies to Year 6 so we apologise if this causes issues with younger siblings but children from lower year groups will only be able to enter school at the usual time of 8:30am as we have no capacity for their supervision prior to this.
This earlier arrival is completely optional and is a way to make them feel a little special. If your child cannot or doesn't want to arrive early that is absolutely fine. However, all Year 6 children must be in school by 8:40am for the duration of the tests to give us time to get everyone organised and in the correct place for us to begin the tests on time.
If there are messages we need to know about for the day of each test, please let the office know as we may not have time to check the Year 6 gmail account each morning. Days are particularly busy in school and we do not always have the ability to read urgent messages. For non-urgent messages and questions, please continue to contact us via the gmail account.
To remind you of the tests your children will be sitting each day:
Monday – Spelling, punctuation and grammar test.
Tuesday – Reading test
Wednesday – Arithmetic and Maths Reasoning
Thursday – Maths Reasoning
We hope the children all have a calm and relaxing weekend.
Thank you so much for all the support you continue to give your children and St Mark's. We are a very lucky school to have such wonderfully supportive families.
The Year 6 Team
Happy Easter Holidays Year 6 Parents and Carers!
The children have worked so hard to prepare for their SATs which are quickly approaching after the Easter holidays. We really do want the children to have a rest over this 2 week break, however we also know that many children are really keen to continue to revise key concepts and complete extra practice in their CGP books in preparation for their SATs. We have therefore sent home all of their CGP homework books for the children to work through. We are not expecting the children to complete all of the blank pages! Please encourage your child to work through areas they feel less confident in or areas we haven't looked at in a while.
We have posted lots of revision activities on Google Classroom. Attached, you will find some more helpful resources which you may like to print:
– Practice papers for Maths, Reading and Grammar.
– Year 5 and 6 spelling list – the SATs spelling test is likely to include some of these words, or words with similar patterns
– SPaG poster for revising key concepts
We wish you all a lovely Easter break. See you in the summer term!
Year 6 Team
Thank you so much to everyone who joined our presentation evening on Monday to find out more about the Year 6 SATs in May.
Below you will find the Powerpoint slides (which contains additional notes below each slide), or a PDF version of the presentation (without the notes).
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com
Year 6 Team