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Monday marks the beginning of week long Sats examinations for year 6 pupils. Amid a tense atmosphere, after parents staged protests and boycotted schools in response to the tests for year 2 pupils, we asked teachers for their reactions to the testing:
There was a mixed reaction to Thursday’s papers.
Teachers and parents alike were still very concerned about the reading test earlier in the week.
Wednesday seems similar to Tuesday, with many people saying it was tough, but nothing like the debacle seen earlier in the week.
But there was some consternation over how much the children were expected to do in the allocated time.
Others were less optimistic about the level of difficulty.
And there has been some brilliant support from parents who appreciate the hard work and care taken by teachers.
So far, teachers have said they felt the test was more fair and suitable than yesterday’s paper.
But there’s considerable concern regarding the leaking of papers.
How is Sats week going for your child?
Many schools were trying to help pupils unwind by holding outdoor sports activities after a day’s testing.
Or reminding students that relaxation is the best strategy during a tough week.
Anger at the examinations and the stress they cause is still surfacing online.
Meanwhile reverend Kate Bottley, of Gogglebox fame, has just found out her school is to be inspected during the exams.
We want teachers to share their thoughts on the papers, how children are coping and how they are feeling during Sats week. Tweet us @GuardianTeach, email firstname.lastname@example.org or add your thoughts in the comment section below.