Monthly Archives: May 2019

International Football Tournament

International Football Tournament

I was so impressed by the footballers this afternoon, and by the attitude of those unfortunately unable to be selected, I shall be running an international themed football tournament after half term. All Year Five and Year Six children who wish to compete will be able to do so and I shall collect names of those interested next week. I am sure our children will have fun representing England, Brazil, Argentina and Spain in a competitive tournament.

SATS Week

SATS Week

KS2 SATS start on Monday 13th May – our Year 6 pupils are well prepared and have no need to worry. Next week we will be opening the Year 6 door at 8.30am for any children who want to come in and have a slice of toast and a drink of orange juice. Hopefully it will help them to feel a little more relaxed.

SATS information

SATS information

SATs season is upon us. These are tests set by the DfE which in Key Stage One are used to inform teachers’ assessments, and in Key Stage Two they are reported upon.

There is no reason at all why any of our children should feel stressed by them. Our Year Six pupils usually quite enjoy SATs week, and our Year Two pupils often barely notice they are taking place.

The timetable is as below- for Key Stage One it is more flexible for schools, which probably helps avoid any unwanted anxiety, and government information about SATs is accessible via the link.

2018/19 academic year

Key stage 1

Date Activity
May 2019 Key stage 1 test period
Week commencing Monday 10 June 2019 Phonics screening check week

Key stage 2

Date Activity
Monday 13 May 2019 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 14 May 2019 English reading
Wednesday 15 May 2019 Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 16 May 2019 Mathematics paper 3

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents?utm_source=bcb690dd-4c21-4f46-b3f9-1a24e5eb100b&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate