Week Beginning 11th May
I hope that this message finds everyone fit and well? Today is another day closer to the day when we will all get back together.
This week would have been your SATs week. Some of you were disappointed when you realised you would not get to prove your hard work. Others of you were delighted! I think this poem captures the situation well.
As SATs week arrives, it's not quite the same,
The tests that were printed this year never came.
The displays are still up; walls full of Maths "rules",
But Year 6 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, the times tables drills,
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills.
Past, present, progressive...and all the SPAG terms,
You've practised and mastered them over the years.
Fear not though, the SATs, yes, won't happen this term,
But remember tests don't measure everything you learn.
Primary subjects are varied; you've always tried your best,
Many skills that you've gained can't be defined by a test.
So, here at Hazlehurst, you've 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 ARE!"
Reproduced with kind permission of Mrs Standish
As I've been at home, I've really come to realise that I have so much to be grateful for. Even if they are small things. It's not always been easy - cooped up at home with the same people - but being kind to each other makes this time pass in the best way possible. The PSCHE focus this week is "Kindness". Please make sure to look at the resources.
And before I sign off... I've made another Kahoot for you. See how you get on https://create.kahoot.it/share/geometry-hazlehurst-6/59b8b857-2fed-407d-9877-2c0e2be814cc
Be kind and take care!