Dear Year 6,
As SATs week arrives, it’s not quite the same,
The tests that were printed this year, never came,
The displays are all up, walls full of Maths rules,
But Year 6 is very different at the moment in schools.
Algebra, fractions, the times table drills,
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,
Past present, progressive - all those SPAG terms you dread,
Have been practised and practised ‘till they’re all in your head!
For some of you there will be joy and lots of relief,
For others a sigh of pure disbelief,
That you worked really hard in advance of today,
And your chance to shine has been taken away.
Fear not though, the SATS may not happen for this term
But remember tests don’t measure all that you learn,
We know that you have all tried your very best
And many skills you’ve gained can’t be defined by a test.
So here at Meryfield, you have all made us proud
We write this with pride and we shout it out loud…
“Year 6 you’ve impressed us, you’ve come incredibly far..
And we don’t need a test to see how amazing you are!”
With love from Mrs Mbisa and Miss Pluck