I hope that you are all keeping well and are still keeping up with learning at home. I know this can be a tricky task, especially when the learning is done through a laptop and not with a teacher and other children around you. Sometimes it can be especially hard because you need support in understanding the work and maybe your parents may struggle with this - but you need to know that your parents are doing all they can to best support you and if you feel like you need more support, then please do get an adult to email me at email@example.com and I will be more than happy to help!
This week would have been the week you all sat your SATs.
I know you all have worked INCREDIBLY hard this year and previous years to prepare for this week. Some of you may be feeling a little disappointed that you couldn't sit the SATs after all the preparations we had done. Some of you may be feeling relieved that you didn't have to sit them. Whichever way you're feeling is completely NORMAL.
I wanted to share a little poem I had come across:
So here it is,
The 11th of May,
SATs have been cancelled,
At home we must stay.
The tests that were printed this year never came,
But this does not take away your personal gains.
For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,
For others a sigh of pure disbelief,
That you worked hard in advance of this week,
Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.
Algebra, fractions, the times table drills,
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,
Past present, progressive..all all the SPAG terms,
You've practised and mastered them over the years.
Fear not though, the SATs, yes won't happen this term
BUT remember tests don't measure everything you learn,
Primary subjects are varied; you've always tried your best,
Any many of those skills that you've gained can't be defined by a test.
So, here at Spinney Hill, 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!
Points to take away from this poem: YOU did your best, YOU put in the effort, YOU worked incredibly hard, BUT SATs do NOT measure all the other things you have gained from education. You have learnt how to make and keep friends, you have learnt how to work in a team, you have learnt how to build your confidence and communication skills, you have learnt that it is OK to make mistakes, you have learnt from your mistakes, you have learnt to be creative, you have embraced all aspects of learning and that is what I am most proud of.
Even though I did not get to spend the entire year with you, each and every one of you has made me proud in the ways you have kept up your resilent and determined attitudes! Remember SATs are a SMALL part of education, it does not determine how the rest of your educational life will be - only you can steer this!
Back to this week. I hope some of you tried to create something imaginative out of empty bottles! I did not recieve anything from you on the parent email - a little disappointed!
However, I did recieve a lovely email from Mariyah's mum, who said she is happy for some of her work to be put on this website - so MARIYAH I have created a special folder for you above this one, to showcase your incredible work, which I am very proud of! Well done for keeping up with your learning!
This week I have done more planning, more cooking, and you guessed it... more drawing! I will upload my sketch and colouring of the Disney character, Dumbo, below!
This week I would like you all to have a go at ORIGAMI! I LOVE origami, but I find it difficult to fold and create things out of paper! But I will also have a go! Have a look on YOUTUBE and see if you can find some simple tutorials.
Hope you have a lovely week and weekend learning, relaxing and most importantly keeping safe!
Hope to see you soon!
Miss. Bhayani - You're favourite teacher!
P.S I have set up a new timestables rockstar battle! I'm keeping an eye on who is taking part.
Well done for beating Miss Idris' class! Thanks to: Mariyah, M.Arif, Khadeeja, Kieran, Jack & Zakaria!