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May 15, 2010


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Magic Mummy

Same here, my little girl's school kept them low key and although she did know there were being tested she felt no pressure at all and just got on with it. She was very impressed that they got breakfast at school as well as home!

I banned my two from watching Horrid Henry when they copied one of his practical jokes - I won't go into detail but it involved a plastic spider and a terrified mummy!!!!


Good on them making it low key. I am still worried about all SATS, thankfully my school is boycotting the year 6 sats.


My daughter did her year 2 SATS last year, and while some mothers got hold of example test papers, I did nothing. I don't see how it's an accurate test of what the teachers have taught my child if I coach her beforehand.

As it was, she did fine, but was very annoyed at having to do the extra papers when two thirds of the class got to play. I tried to tell her this was a good thing, but she didn't believe my logic!


It is SO good to read a positive post about SATs! They are a cross schools have to bear at the moment. Hopefully by the time IJ gets to Yr.6 they will be a thing of the past!


Glad it wasn't a big deal for IJ - it's crazy that these little kids should have so much pressure on them and good that your school recognised that for their Yr 2 children!

Working Mum

Sounds like a sensible way to handle it if you ask me. Kids are tested too much today. As I always say "You don't fatten a pig by weighing it!"

Whimsical Wife

My girly coped with her maths SAT by writing her name on it and drawing a picture of a mermaid... not sure she answered any questions... I shall no doubt find out soon!

As for Horrid Henry - my children love him - he's naughty and he makes them laugh such a lot.. I've been lucky up to now and they have not tried to copy..... YET

Rosie Scribble

So pleased to hear your daughter got through her SATS without any problems. I think keeping them low-key has to be the best way. Your mention of plastic spiders has suddenly put me right off Horrid Henry!

Rosie Scribble

Good to 'meet' you yesterday. I'd heard some schools were boycotting SATS but had not actually come across any that actually did. Good for your children's school taking a stand. Im dreading Year 6, hopefully they will have been scrapped by then, or I'll just keep my daughter off school if she's stressed. There's an idea.

Rosie Scribble

Thanks for your comment. I've heard about example SATS test papers but I think it would have made my daughter worry more. In the end she didn't even know they were happening. Sounds as if your daughter did well last year, it's good to hear they didn't stress her.

Rosie Scribble

I am hoping SATS will have disappeared by Year 6. We'll see. I did worry about these ones because I feel it is too much pressure aged 6 but she didn't even know she was taking them. They did alot of extra maths work with her which got her down but it's all over now, thankfully!

Rosie Scribble

I agree, six and seven is too young for formal tests. Thankfully they passed without incident. It does seem to put a lot of pressure on the teachers too when I am sure they would prefer to be concentrating on other things.

Rosie Scribble

I agree, kids are definitelt tested too much. It is a relief they are over now. I was alot more stressed than she was. We can all relax now. Well, until Year 6!

Rosie Scribble

Girly is a star. All Year 2 children should be advised to write their name and draw a picture on the paper. I suspect my daughter did that! I think Horrid Henry may come back to haunt us both! Watch this space x

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