To all our Y6’s,
As SAT’s week arrives it is not quite the same,
The tests that were printed this year never actually came,
The displays all still up on our working walls,
But Year 6 is very different, at present, in schools.
For some of you there is happiness and lots of relief,
But for others there may be a sigh of disbelief,
That you worked really hard in advance of this week,
The Expected and Greater Depth marks that you did seek.
Algebra, fractions, the times tables drills,
Inference retrieval, in-depth reading skills,
Past, present, progressive and all the SPaG fears,
You’ve practised and mastered them over the years.
Fear not though, the SATS’s, yes, they won’t happen this term,
But remember tests don’t measure everything that you learn,
Primary subjects are varied and you’ve always tried your best,
And many of those skills you’ve gained can’t be defined by a test.
So, here at Chalfont St Giles, you have made us so proud,
We sit here with pride 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 all are!”
The year 6 teachers