First of all, I hope everyone had a relaxing Easter break and hopefully at some point managed to enjoy the sunshine whilst it made a rare appearance.
On to this term as Class 6 continue to crack on with their SATS preparations and smash every piece of work I set for them with egg-ceptional hard-work and motivated dedication. (Forgot my Easter puns in the last blog, so had to sneak them in here – I’m done, I promise!)
I would like to take this chance to once again reiterate to both children and parents that these SATs tests are an opportunity and a platform for each and every child to evidence and prove to myself, the school, the government and, most importantly, themselves just how truly brilliant they are! No-one should be approaching these tests with any form of apprehension, trepidation or fear. I know how amazing every single member of Class 6 is and I certainly don’t need a test to tell me anything of the sort.
However, I am fortunate enough to see the relentless hard-work, effort, and achievements of these wonderful children each and every working day. I know how well you’re all doing. I know how incredibly hard you have all worked. I know no matter your results how well you will all continue to achieve in your next school. Now’s the time to prove it to everyone else. We are certainly ready to give these tests everything we’ve got and as long as we leave the tests knowing that we have tried our absolute best, then there’s nothing more that anyone can ask of us!
Leaving the SATs behind, we will then be on to the business end of our final year of St. John’s. The rapidly approaching end of year trips are beginning to shape our lessons, as I notice our artwork is steadily becoming more Barcelona based. Our trip based in England, for those remaining here, is still a surprise to the children, however I know they will be very excited and pleased when they finally have the big reveal. Their work in school that week will be based around their trip – so you’ll have your chance to prep too!
Following on from that we have many exciting plans for the last terms of St. John’s, including: swimming, cycling, end of year production, science and R.E trips, leavers preparations, forest school and many more currently in the pipeline.
Overall, we have one last push before our SATs, a week to shine and show how much we’ve learnt this year and then the trips and treats of a final term at St.John’s.
Best get started…