Year 6 SATS dates and preparation tips
We’d like to keep you informed of the Year 6 SATS preparation and a few tips for the upcoming SATS week commencing Monday 14th May.
The weeks prior to SATS have been spent preparing the children for the required tests. Mr Johnston, Miss McClelland and I are continuing to support children by teaching to smaller groups in both Maths and English.
Following the Bank Holiday, the children have returned to school focused and ready to continue to work hard and this is encouraging. It is really important that the children stay focused both at school and at home in order to achieve their very best. Here are some ideas for how you can support them at home over the next week:
Tips for preparing your child
• Listen to your children read every evening, and question them on their understanding of the text.
• Test your children on their spellings (these are now an important part of the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test) and times tables, which are equally as important.
• Ensure children go to bed at a reasonable time (this may seem a strange request but tiredness really affects some children’s learning and we want them to have the best chance of achieving their full potential).
• Keep time spent on electrical devices: play stations, T.Vs etc. to a minimum.
• Chat to your children about how they have got on at the end of the day. Encourage them not to worry and to try and enjoy the week. (There will be lots of treats involved!)
During SATS week to provide the children with a good start to the day and as a special treat, we are putting on a free of charge breakfast club. This will be available every morning at 8.00am, and we look forward to seeing all the children there as this is an ideal way to eat, chat and relax before each paper is completed.
Thank you in anticipation of your help leading up to SATS week and if you have any concerns at all over the coming weeks, please feel free to come and speak to Mrs Butterworth.