I need some perspective here... There is an expectation that in the first two days of the new school year we administer long reading, spelling (200+ words), maths, mental maths and SPAG assessments with our new junior classes. I have year 5, and am to use year 5 tests.... I’m an early career teacher, but this sounds like exactly the thing I shouldn’t be doing with my new class - I barely know their names.... I don’t feel this fosters positive relationships or helps the children with settling in to a new year group, room, group of staff etc.... Can the data I get from these assessments tell me anything of value? I feel I’m just going to demoralise them, and I’d do better giving them these assessments at least mid way through the first full week...?