We hope your children are generally pleased with their SATs results. We feel that nearly everyone has achieved well or is on a positive trajectory.
SATs are a moment in time – similar to the public exams to come at secondary school – when the children are asked to show what they can do. For most children, they are probably a reasonable indication of their working level. At the same time, tests don’t suit everybody, and any measure on a given day is subject to a certain amount of variation. In particular, for the higher scores (from 110 to 120) the difference between one level and the next is just one or two marks (i.e. a single question).
You will receive your children’s reports on Thursday, where we have written about their progress more generally, and without specific reference to the SATs. Then there is an open afternoon on Friday when you will be welcome to come into the classroom to look through the children’s books and discuss their progress with us and when we’ll be glad to answer any questions.
Separately, letters will be coming home on Monday about the Year 6 show performances on Tuesday and Wednesday 18-19 July and about costumes for the show.