To all our awesome Year 6’s:
As SATs week arrives, it is not quite the same,
The tests that were printed this year never came,
The display’s all still up; grammar, spelling and maths ‘rules’,
But Year 6 very different, at present, in schools.
For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,
For other a sigh of pure disbelief,
That you worked really hard in advance of this week,
Expected and Greater Depth marks did you seek.
Algebra, fractions, the times table drills,
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,
Past present, progressive……SPAG terms became clear,
You’ve practised and mastered them each primary year.
Fear not though, the SATs, yes, won’t happen this term,
But remember, tests don’t measure all that you learn,
Resilience, kindness, trying your best,
Just a few of your skills not defined by a test.
So, here at Moorlands, you’ve made us so proud,
We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud…
“Year 6, you astound us, you’ve come incredibly far…
We don’t need a test to see how amazing you are!”
We miss you Year 6!
Love the Year 6 team xx
(Adapted from a poem by Mrs Standish – a fellow Year 6 teacher)