A huge dollop of well wishes and a sprinkle of good luck goes to our amazingly hard working year six this week! Despite the fact they’ve had a whole new curriculum to adjust to, some rather stressed out teachers/headteacher to contend with and ALOT of extra homework clubs and time in school, they’ve still turned up this morning bright eyed and enthusiastic about trying their hardest and showing the world what they can do in these SATs tests.
We see many heartfelt letters on social media from headteachers telling year six children to play outside, not worry about homework and that tests do not measure the strength of your character. True. But – we all know that success in life is sometimes about doing things you don’t want to do, working hard, learning new and complex skills, jumping through hoops and persevering. This is not an easy lesson to learn, but a valuable one all the same.
We couldn’t be prouder of their attitude and cant think of a bunch of children more deserving of success.
And when the hard academic work is done, we will work on those social skills and personalities by tree climbing, quad biking and canoeing our way through term 6. Even the teachers!
Enjoy the SATs year 6-enjoy showing the world what you can do and achieve, and enjoy the feeling of knowing that whatever happens: you did your best.