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11th May 2020

Anyone know what we would have been doing this week Year 6?


If we said to you at the start of Year 6 that SATs would be cancelled this year, you wouldn't have believed us! In fact, we could not have imagined it either. This poem is dedicated to you:


To all of our Year 6s


As SATs week arrives, it is not quite the same,

The tests that were printed this year never came.

The displays all still up; walls full of SPAG ‘rules’,

But Year 6 is very different, at present, in schools.


For some of you - happiness, lots of relief.

For others - a sigh of pure disbelief,

That you worked really hard in advance of this week,

Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.


Algebra, fractions and times table drills,

Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,

Past perfect, progressive … and all the SPAG terms,

Memorised spelling patterns to show all that you’ve learnt.


Fear not though, the SATs, true, won’t happen this term.

But remember tests don’t measure all that you’ve learned,

Junior school subjects are varied; you’ve always tried your best.

And many skills that you’ve gained, can’t be defined by a test.


So here at Copthorne, you’ve made us so proud.

We sit here with joy and we shout this out loud…

“Year 6, you amaze us! You’ve come incredibly far…

And we don’t need a test to see how amazing you are!”


So, have a little fun and look at these silly made-up SATs papers that we have made just for you! Don't take them seriously - we simply hope they bring a smile to your lovely faces!  Look closely and you might get a personal mention!


Finally, have a fab week everyone! You will find your home learning for the week posted here in Week 4.

Take care,


Dr J and Miss Simpson