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Chester Park Junior School
Year 3 released their Painted Lady butterflies into the playground today after watching them grow and develop. Several of the children had written poems, which Mr Phillips loved listening to.
12th May 2016
Dear Year 6 pupils,
You have managed to reach the end of the SAT tests today and it has been a long week. You are the very first group of children to have done this kind of test and trying to prepare for them has been hard for you and for the teachers because none of us really knew what to expect, or how the tests would be measured. You have learnt a lot of things over the last four years and there have been times when we have had to change what we teach you because it has been decided that you need to know different things. I know that some of you have found the tests quite stressful and it’s hardly surprising. Your teachers have tried hard to help you prepare, and have come to breakfast with you on each day of the tests to help you feel supported.
There is however something that you need to remember. The tests do not test everything that makes you the person you are and the person we have been trying to help you become here at our school. The tests are a ‘snapshot’ – like a photograph of a particular time and day. We all know that sometimes the results of a photograph are not what we would want them to be.
The tests only look at reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics. They don’t look at the way you have developed as a caring person. They don’t show the gold cards and commendations. They don’t identify the sports activities or choir activities you may have taken part in. They don’t recognise that you may be really good at art or speak two languages at home. They do not show you are brilliant at dancing or making someone laugh, or caring enough to look after someone when they are sad. They won’t show that you can be trusted or that you always try your best even when the work is tough.
The results you get will help to tell your secondary school something about you, but remember there is a lot more to you than that. You are special. We know it; your families know it and you need to remember it. Each of you has something unique to offer the world and that can’t just be measured by doing some tests.
So, well done for getting the tests done, feel proud of your achievement, but remember, there is a lot more to you as a person than the ‘snapshots’ taken over these four busy days. I’m proud of you, your teachers are proud of you, your family and friends are proud of you, be proud of yourselves and each other. Well done.
..What a remarkable day today has been, with the whole school walking or running a mile in aid of Sport Relief. There have been challenges for everyone, from Word Searches to Hula hoop challenges! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to raising the impressive sum of £232 ! A very special thank you to the School Council who have relentlessly challenged children and staff to take part in events, and really put themselves out to make today such fun...
have a look on the year group home pages for lots more photos.
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