A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- SATS Week

Every Sunday (hopefully) I shall be posting a personal post about my life as a primary school teacher. I currently work at a primary school teaching 6-7 year olds. y training posts on this subject were really successful and so therapeutic for me, therefore I’ve decided to continue posting on the topic. I will not be naming any children, or the school where I work. If personal posts aren’t your thing then feel free to skip these posts. I won’t mind! Bookish goodness returns as normal Monday-Saturday!

As I mentioned last week, this week has been super busy and a little bit stressful. This week my little lovelies in my class were tested. They had to do 6 papers in 5 days. Insane. I tried to make it as stress free as I could. They had breaks for drinks and a snack, they had some free play time and we were incredibly laid back (even if I was panicking a little on the inside!)

I absolutely hate standarised testing for 6-7 year olds. I think it is so unnecessary. I could see the fear in many of their eyes and when they put their hand up to ask for help and I had to reply that I couldn’t help them- their despair broke my heart. Urgh.

However, I seem to have succeeded in my chilled, laid back atmosphere as the children have done the best they could when faced with evil testing that as above and beyond their abilities. They have shown fantastic resilence and made me proud, even if it is not enough in the government’s eyes!

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2 thoughts on “A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- SATS Week

  1. Wonderful idea, Chrissi, I look forward to reading your Sunday musings about teaching. I teach high school (12th grade) in the US, and am always fascinated to learn more about education both in other grades as well as in other places. And, of course, I’m so with you on Standardized Testing – I hate it at ANY age, but my goodness, 6 papers in 5 days for 6-7 year olds is INSANE.

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