As you may well be aware, Year 6 will be undertaking their SATs papers in the week beginning Monday 9th May with a different test each day taking them to Thursday 12th May to compete. These are maths, reading and SPaG assessment papers with a range of tasks to complete. We thought that it would be great if you were able to come into school and meet with Mr Sullivan-Stanley so that he can go into more depth with you around the expectations for SATs papers and for you to be able to see what the past papers look like. It will also be a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have. We will hold this event on Tuesday 15th March at 3.30pm in the school hall.
Our Year 2 pupils will also be undertaking SATs papers during the month of May. These are slightly different to Year 6 as the children are able to take these in smaller groups with their class teacher and they have a longer period of time to complete the papers, although Miss Zeuli and Miss Goldfinch will be able to explain when they intend on doing this in more detail. Unlike the Year 6 SATs where only the marks from the papers are taken into account for their outcomes, Year 2 teachers will submit their own teacher assessments as well as taking into account pupils’ scores from the test papers. Both Year 2 teachers would like to share with you some previous SATs papers so that you are able to see the expectations for the Year 2 pupils and will be holding an event for you to attend on Thursday 17th March at 3.30pm in the school hall. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have around this process.
Just to make you aware that these will not be opportunities to talk about your children’s progress individually as this will take place during our parents evening meetings that we are offering this term.
We hope that you will be able to attend these events and that you will find them useful. If you are unable to attend but would like more information, we can ask that any resources that the teachers share can be sent home if you request them.
Mrs L Rimmer