Thank you very much to parents for completing the SATs lead-up survey. We had a great response and some really useful pointers for our approach next year. The report on the survey results is available below for your information.
As your children will be leaving the school soon, we'd appreciate your final views on the school as whole and its development since the last Ofsted report in June 2013.
ParentView is the survey that Ofsted uses to collect your opinions on our school. You can access it via the link below. The first time you use it, you'll need to create a user account linked to your email, but if you've used it before, you can use the same details as last time. You can update your views at any time.
Since your children have been the first to experience this new approach to SATs preparation, we'd very much like Ofsted to hear your views directly.
The last SATs tests were today and we breathe a collective sigh of relief. Your children have worked incredibly hard towards them and done their very best this week. We'll find out the results in July and let you know how your child has done in the end of year reports immediately afterwards.
The Y6 staff would like to say a massive 'thank you' to the parents/carers. The way you've got your children motivated and prepared for the tests has been fantastic and their effort this year has been a credit to you.
Don't forget the Second Breakfast Club this week for Y6 - every morning from 8.15. Everyone's going to be there - don't be the one left out! A free second brekkie. Can you believe it? Fill your boots (or your belly)!
Team points for spotting the persuasive features of this blog post!
Can you work out what this scene has got to do with SATs? What other video does it remind you of?
Monday sees the first of the 2014 SATs tests: Reading. If you're looking for a bit of last minute practise over the weekend, you can't do better than the online SATs papers on our Tests page. Do half an hour on Saturday and the rest on Sunday. Even better, do a test alongside an adult and see if you can beat them!
Only four school days to SATs. Use your homework books to revise any topics you find difficult. Don't forget to revise reading comprehension - it's the thing most people forget to do and the thing we're weakest on at the moment. Remember, you can also take practise papers online via the Tests page. Count down to SATs with the Thunderbirds video below:
We hope you're having a great holiday and have had lots of rest and fun.
Back to school tomorrow, so today's an ideal day for warming up those brain muscles ready for Monday's lessons.
We've just checked who's been hard at work on the online tests, Education City and Sumdog and there are loads of you that have visited the resources - well done to those children (very good scores by the way!). We're sure you've been hard at work on your homework pack too, in between lots of rest and play.
If you've not managed to get any work done in the holidays, it's not too late to get a couple of hours in today: half an hour morning, afternoon and evening will get you back into the swing of things.
Oh and, we don't mean to alarm you, but... ONLY NINE SCHOOL DAYS UNTIL SATS!!!
Everyone received an Easter homework pack today with tasks to be completed over the Easter holidays. As we've said before, it's important to have a rest; but it's equally important to keep the brain cells ticking over so that everyone does their very best in the tests in May. Remember, there are only nine school days until the first test!
Have you visited our Tests page. We've collected together some old SATs tests that you can take online. There are a selection of full SATs papers along with ones to help you practise particular areas at different levels (L3-6). Why not take a test alongside an adult and see if you can do better than them!
Whatever you do, don't spend all Easter holiday doing loads of SATs tests. You need to 'work, rest and play' - get a good mix of all three. You've worked hard this term.
If you're using an iPad, the best way of accessing the tests is via Puffin browser rather than Safari. Use the 'theater' or 'trackpad' function for the drag & drop questions.
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