The weekend before SATs...

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JustCallMeJones Thu 03-May-18 18:35:29

My dm has offered to have Ds from Fri until Sunday on the weekend before SATs.

Currently Ds seems to be doing lots of SATs revision at school, has brought papers home etc

How will you be preparing your dc the weekend before?

Ds doesn’t seem fazed by them atm, in fact he tells me he’s looking forward to them shock

Is it best just to chill out and think ‘what will be will be’ and let him go to my dm, where he will late nights, haribos and loads of fun grin

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user789653241 Thu 03-May-18 18:39:46

Let him go if he wants to. No point in stressing him over sats now, just make him have fun and be rested well. If he is looking forward to them, and relaxed about it, he will do well.

JellySlice Thu 03-May-18 19:05:38

I won't be 'preparing' them at all. It will be a normal weekend for us.

TBH I do not even know when the SATs are, just that they're some time this month.

(Yes, I have a Y6.)

bonnyshide Thu 03-May-18 19:10:59

I think a normal, fun and relaxing weekend would be best. Definitely no revision.

Early night the night before and a good breakfast.

AnnUnderTheFryingPan Thu 03-May-18 19:16:03

I won’t be doing anything.

Business as usual. Whatever homework gets set gets done, it ends there. SATS stay in school.

I just don’t think it’s that big a deal.

TeenTimesTwo Thu 03-May-18 19:17:57

Let him go to his DGM, but get him home at a sensible time on Sunday for usual bedtime routine and early / on time bedtime.

Quite often HTs give homework for the weekend before saying things like 'ride your bike, play football, read a book etc'.

Sittingintgesun Thu 03-May-18 19:21:48

Just checked my diary - we're out all day Saturday, and then all going to a friend's on Saturday night, where DS will stay up until he falls asleep.

He's loving the practice papers, rather randomly, but we're definitely keeping it in school, and not making a big deal if it at home.


JustCallMeJones Thu 03-May-18 19:34:45

Sorry Jelly, just read my post back, in my defence I was ‘preparing’ tea at the time (bunging stuff in a pan) so forgive me.

We have kept it all low key and I’m glad Ds doesn’t seem worried about them. Be glad when they’re over though!

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WombatStewForTea Thu 03-May-18 19:49:55

My Y6s will have strict instructions to do no revision the weekend before. Will make no difference if they did so may as well chill out!

Frogletmamma Thu 03-May-18 19:53:30

We are bored stupid with sats and can't wait for them to be over, at my daughter's school they've been cramming them for months=no more work.

Grobagsforever Thu 03-May-18 20:15:54

My children will be banned from revising for SATs. They are for the government not the child.

Digestivescusturds Thu 03-May-18 20:25:26

DD is getting very worried about hers so I’m going to make her have fun this weekend instead. They’re only another set of tests after all

Digestivescusturds Thu 03-May-18 20:27:25

Keep getting myself confused on when they start, I meant the weekend that they start but this weekend will be fun too of course

reluctantbrit Thu 03-May-18 20:29:56

DD has a drama exam on Sunday and if we get a morning slot she may go riding afterwards otherwise a nice movie afternoon and decent bedtime.

The less emphasis on SATS the better. This weekend she is off to a Scout camp and I happily ignore the idea to finish the workbooks they couldn’t sort out over the last 3 weeks.

Hersetta427 Thu 03-May-18 20:49:24

Nothing here either. DD has a 5 hr regional training session on Saturday and we are going out for lunch on Sunday.

BlueChampagne Fri 04-May-18 12:24:16

Going away to see friends and have fun! Definitely no revision.

KTD27 Fri 04-May-18 12:27:52

I’ve taught year 6 for over 12 years now (lord that’s a long time) and the rule is absolutely nothing but fun the weekend before SATS. Play outside, get good rest and do NOT worry about the exams. They are a snapshot in time and I’m sure your DS is prepared.
Best thing is if he is relaxed and looking forward to them as an opportunity to show off what he can do. Good luck to him!

Starlight2345 Fri 04-May-18 20:02:40

My Ds(year 6) will be having a normal weekend. Since return after Easter they have ramped up the literacy and maths at school to the point I am not asking him to do his homework except reading.
I tell my Ds it is not gcse’s but a way to start practicing how to do exams.

Hoppinggreen Fri 04-May-18 20:56:05

Sats are a school thing as far as I’m concerned
Did no prep outside school with dd and won’t with ds

LadyLapsang Fri 04-May-18 22:44:22

SATs are a measure of the work of the teachers / school, they were not designed as an examination for the individual pupils such as GCSEs and A Levels.Having said that, if you value your children's teachers, you would want the school to be judged fairly, so a late night the evening before the test does not seem fair on your child or their teachers.

Dixiestampsagain Sat 05-May-18 01:23:34

An absolutely normal weekend- dancing, birthday party, football tournament, chill with some rubbish tv/YouTube. Won’t push school work at all.

BackInTime Sat 05-May-18 06:08:02

DD has been left totally drained by the last few weeks intense SATs prep at school. I think any more work outside school would make her ill. Lots of fun, love and rest is all that we will be doing in prep for SATs.

Starlight2345 Sat 05-May-18 08:06:33

@BackInTime this is exactly how my Ds is . I am glad you posted this as I have been wondering if it is school related or puberty.

BackInTime Sun 06-May-18 06:57:51

@Starlight It is the worst possible timing with so many big events happening at once - puberty, leaving primary, starting secondary and to top it off SATs.

NoTNoShade Sun 06-May-18 07:05:46

Mine is going on a sleepover on the Friday night then to a trampoline park as a part of the sleepover/birthday on the Saturday and then she has a gymnastics competition on the Sunday.

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