SAT's UPDATE 4-5-22

SATS week breakfast – Monday 09th May – Thursday 12th May


We are very proud of our Year 6 pupils as they prepare for their SAT’s and would like to thank you for the support that you are giving your child at home.


We will be running a breakfast session each morning for Year 6 on SATS week. The aim is for our Year 6 children to again have a calm and relaxing start to the day enjoying breakfast with their friends and teachers. We wish to minimise any pressure that the children are feeling on the morning of each test and encourage them to eat and chat with their friends.


We would be grateful if the children could arrive for 8.15am and enter through the Netherby Drive entrance.

There is no charge for breakfast and would love to see all of the children there.

The breakfast feast will include:

Cereal – Rice Krispies with milk

Toast with butter or Jam

Fresh Fruit

Pancakes and brioche

Apple juice, Orange Juice, milk, water or squash


On the Friday to celebrate the conclusion of SATs week the children will have a relaxing day with fun sports on the field and extra treats.


Yours sincerely

 The Year 6 Team

SATS Booster Sessions
As mentioned in the SATS meetings, we are providing Booster Sessions for every child in Year 6.
Each group will be tailored to match the needs of your child.

We strongly encourage your child to take part in the sessions as they will play a key part in preparing your child for the National Tests. 


These sessions will begin next week and will be taking place on: 


Tuesdays  3:30 – 4:15pm – English Booster 

Thursdays 3:30 - 4:15pm – Maths Booster 


You will shortly receive a link to book your child's place and if possible can you please sign your child up for both the English and Maths sessions.  


Thanks, the Year 6 team.

Year 6 – SATS information evening


We would like to take this opportunity to invite you into school, to find out more about the national tests, Standard Assessment Tests (SATS) that your child will be taking, in May.


The KS2 SATs will take place between Monday 9th May 2022 – Thursday 12th May 2022


National assessments were paused in 2019, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the disruption to schools and education.


Primary school tests and assessments will return in 2021/22 without any adaptations, but the results won’t be published in Key Stage 2 (KS2) performance tables in the 2021/22 academic year.


This will be an opportunity to meet the Year 6 staff team who will discuss the assessment arrangements as well as how children can be best supported in school and at home. The staff will give an overview of how and when the assessments will take place and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.


This is a great opportunity to find out how to best support your child in their final year at English Martyrs’ and ensure they are as prepared as they can be for the assessments and the transition into secondary school. We strongly encourage all of our Year 6 parents and carers to attend.

Dear Year 6,

Next week you will be taking you KS2 SATs.

Here is what you need to do over the weekend in order to be fully prepared for the tests:


Spend some time with your family and the people you love. They will help you to feel calm and happy. Read a book, play on your computer, Xbox or PlayStation, play a board game, watch some films; whatever you enjoy doing most, try to find some time to do that before Monday.

Get some exercise

The weather for the weekend looks nice. Get yourself outside for a game of football, cricket or whatever sport you enjoy. Go for a walk or run. Climb a tree; anything that will get you heart pumping a little. Remember that exercise lowers your stress levels, makes you feel happy and more alert.

Don’t worry

We want you to do really well in you SATs, but they are not the most important thing you will ever do in your life. They will help your next school know how to help you in maths and English, but the results you will get will not change how wonderful you are, how much your friends and family love you or what you are capable of achieving in the future. Don’t get worried about these tests – in a few years’ time, you won’t even remember what you got in them.


Remember that SATs do not test the following qualities

Compassion                       Love                                    Kindness

Creativity                            Generosity                         Faith 

Happiness                          Confidence                        Bravery

. . .  and many more things that are far more important in life than long division and adverbial phrases.

Have a good weekend.