The Year 6 SATS are almost upon us. Our mature pupils at Michael Faraday are keeping calm and preparing well for the final piece of serious academic work that they will be undertaking for this year. We have been talking a great deal in class about how to give yourself an advantage by approaching SATS week in a sensible manner. All of the academic knowledge should already be in place – now is the time for a few minor personal adjustments to our lifestyle.
We have encouraged all Year 6 pupils to have plenty of rest when SATS week starts on 13th May. Michael Faraday School will be open early for the SATS Breakfast Club. Any pupils that want to participate in this early morning breakfast need to be at school by 8:30am. This is a great time to take on some healthy fruit and food to give us some extra stimulation for the day.
The SATS tests last all week, with the added paper this year of a Grammar test. We have carried out plenty of work covering punctuation and spelling. We are confident that most pupils are now ready to prove how capable they are during SATS week.
Other activities around Year 6 have included some thoughts on secondary school transition. September will soon creep up on us and it will be time for our Year 6 pupils to continue to impress as they move forward to secondary schools.
We are preparing for this period with a six-week workshop along with our friends from Little Fish. This is an organiation that helps with the transition period by using drama, art and street dance to help build up confidence levels. A large part of this process is to feel confident in who we are, and to feel comfortable when meeting new friends.
A couple of our Year 6 pupils explain a little more about SATS and secondary transition in the podcast below.