Over the past few weeks (okay, months) our Year 6 have put in a lot of effort into the preparation for their SATs – these are next week. Over these past few months, the children have also demonstrated their many talents in sport, art, music, drama and humanities. They have also demonstrated considerable teamwork, collaboration, resilience, determination, independence and so much more. They should feel really proud of themselves. Team Rowner look forward to welcoming Year 6 to a ‘breakfast gathering’ from 8.10am, in The Enchanted Forest, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. The breakfast gathering is optional and will be a time for socialising ahead of the day.

We have given the children a copy of this poem:

SATs Do Not See Your Uniqueness

SATs don’t measure sports

SATs don’t measure art

SATs don’t measure music

Or the kindness in your heart.

SATs don’t see your beauty

SATs don’t know your worth

SATs don’t see the reasons

You were put on this earth.

SATs don’t see your magic

How you make others smile

SATs don’t time how quickly

You can run a mile.

SATS don’t hear your laughter

Or see you’ve come this far

SATs are just a tiny glimpse

Of who you really are.

So sitting at your table

With a pencil and your test

Remember SATs aren’t who you are

Remember you’re the best!

We do hope Year 6 enjoy their weekend – however they choose to spend it. The school simply want the children to focus next week and try their best. The children are ready. Monday will come – we do hope the children will not worry over the weekend. We hope they take time to rest and relax. The children know what to expect from next week and Team Rowner (who have all supported the children at some point in their Rowner journey) will all be there for the year group.

10th May 2024