Friday Bulletin – Friday 6th May 2016
Many of you will know that our Year 6 pupils take their SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) next week and Year 2 pupils are being tested in the coming weeks. You will have seen the coverage both in the press and on social media about the level of challenge and content of the Year 6 curriculum, particularly when it comes to grammar. Last week I attended the Gateshead Headteacher Conference and discovered that all schools are considering how to adjust their teaching strategies in order to meet the new requirements.
At Kells Lane Primary School we are committed to doing our best for our children, both academically and through the wider school experience. I remain committed to putting children at the centre of any decision making and to keep you informed of any changes to our practice. I believe that every child should be supported and challenged and above all else, that ‘ability’ is not fixed, rather it should be nurtured and encouraged to develop.
I am hugely proud of our Year 6 pupils for all sorts of reasons; they are remarkable young people with limitless reserves of energy and enthusiasm. Throughout their time at Kells Lane, but particularly in Year 6, they have shown admirable resilience, ambition and perseverance. I spoke to the children today to encourage them to have a good rest over the weekend, and to reassure and congratulate them on having worked so hard to prepare.
It would be remiss of me to overlook the commitment and determination demonstrated by the teaching and support staff team; they really do go above and beyond and I am very grateful.
Have a good weekend.
Mrs A Whistler
Dates for your diary in the next two weeks:
Monday 9th May – SATS week for Year 6
Wednesday 11th May – Year 2 visit to Souter Lighthouse
Wednesday 18th May – Hindu Temple visit – 4K
Wednesday 18th May – Y6 post SATS treat – Theatre Royal trip to see ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’
Thursday 19th May – Hindu Temple visit – 4C
Friday 20th May – Non-uniform day for Ecuador earthquake relief