A special message for Year 6

To all of our wonderful Year 6 children,

Tomorrow marks the day that you would have sat the Y6 statutory assessments (SATs). We want you to know how proud we are of all of you and we hope this poem goes a little way in showing you that we think you are all amazing!

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 maths ‘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, the times tables drills,

Inferences, retrieval, in-depth writing skills,

Past, present, progressive…and all the SPaG terms,

You’ve practised and mastered them over the years.

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

But remember, tests don’t measure everything you learn,

Primary subjects are varied; you’ve always tried your best,

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

So, here at Hillside, 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!


Thinking of you all more than ever this week. Stay safe and we hope to see you all soon.