Teacher’s SATs homework makes parents cry – for the right reasons

We so wish we'd had a teacher like this one...


There’s been a lot of noise in the press this week about how stressed children have been getting over their SATs – and so we just LOVE what this teacher did to calm the situation and chill her poor primary school pupils out a bit.


Mrs Thom gave her Year 6 class at Buckleberry Primary School in Reading a homework assignment just before the SATs exam week. The homework was to complete as many of the 17 listed activities as possible.

Sounds hard? Not so much when the activities are things like: “Go on a bike/scooter ride”, “watch your favourite TV programme”, “run until you just can’t anymore” and “eat Haribo or ice-cream”.

Here’s the brilliant note in full:

She says if they WANT to revise they can – but for one hour max.

And just in case there were still any little worriers, she ends the note by saying: “REMEMBER: Mrs Thom is in charge of worrying – you don’t need to. I couldn’t be more proud of you.”

Since it made its way to Facebook people have praised the note in their thousands for its humour and thoughtfulness.

One commenter said: “What a wonderful teacher, I started to well up reading this, don’t know what’s the matter with me, think I’m beginning to get this thing called “feelings” ( not sure I like it much!): thanks for sharing.”

Another said: “What an amazing teacher! That’s the kind of teachers we need for our children. Your school is lucky to have you.”

Aww, here here.

Photo: Eyfs on Facebook

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