As SATs week arrives, it is not quite the same,

The tests that were printed this year never came,

The displays all still up; the walls full of ‘rules’,

But Year 6 is very different, right now 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,

Determined and striving for the grades that you seek.


Place value, fractions, times table drills,

Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,

Past, present, progressive and all the SPAG terms,

Across the subjects of many you have learned.


Fear not though, the SATs will not happen this term,

Remember tests don’t measure everything you learn,

Subjects are varied; you have always tried your best,

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


So, here at St Bede’s, 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!”

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