To Year 6


As SATs week arrives it is not quite the same,

The tests that were printed this year never came,

The displays all still up; walls full of Maths 'rules',

But Year 6 is very different, at present, in schools.


For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,

For others a sign of pure disbelief,

That you worked really hard in advance of this week,

Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.


Algebra, fractions and the time table drills,

inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,

Past, present, progressive... and 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,

And many of those skills you've gained can't be defined by a test.


So, here at Aberford, you've made us proud 

We sit here with pride and shout this out loud...

"Year 6 you amaze us, you've come incredibly far,

we don't need a test to see how amazing you are!"