I’d like to say a sincere thank you to all of the parents who stayed for the Year 6 SATs meeting after the Condover presentation tonight. It was great to discuss the structure of the assessments with you all, but most importantly, see many of you tackling examples of questions with your children back in class. Hopefully this helped you to gain a stronger appreciation of the general standard we are aiming to reach by May (well done to the parents who endured the spelling test and those of you who attempted some of those meaty questions from the reading paper!) I am already thinking about proposing another get together in January and March, perhaps akin to the Coffee and Chat style sessions, where we can focus on specific areas in more detail.
Hopefully this link to the presentation that I created works in case you wish to refer back to anything at a later date.
The initial slide which I used for Kingfishers’ Meet and Greet in September is my vision for this year and the reason I get up to teach your amazing children every day. Already this term I have witnessed children exceeding their own expectations in learning, conquering a skill they have previously found challenging or developing greater confidence in subjects they haven’t enjoyed as much before. When we peel back the layers of Government Assessment standards for schools, this should be what lies at the core of any classroom. I’m immensely proud to say that it does in my classroom and myself and Mrs Caunt are committed to ensuring it stays that way.
As we were pressed for time, you may not have seen the CGP materials we offer to you to buy as revision aids. These are invaluable for practicing learning at home in addition to using Education City and Mathletics, and very much worth the money. If you would like to look at these books first hand or discuss what would be most suitable to buy for your child, I will be available after school tomorrow in my classroom to do so.
I also always welcome any suggestions or requests from you – thank you Mrs Moore-Elphick for asking for a grammar glossary while I get preparing those Grammarbuster videos! I have spent my evening searching for an appropriate one and have also come across some other useful websites:
If there is anything else you would like further information on, please feel free to come and talk to me in the morning or at the end of the day. I will always try my best to make time to clarify anything for you, or go away and find out more information if necessary to answer your queries. If there is anything you wish to discuss privately with me too, I am happy to arrange a time to meet before or after school to go over this.
Thank you again for all of your support today. I’m very proud of your children and looking forward to enjoying the last few weeks of school before our deserved Christmas break!