Advice needed please! I am an NQT. One of the very first questions I asked when I started was about assessment. I was told by my mentor (deputy head) that it would be explained as we went along. It wasn't, I have had to ask and find out from everybody else. I thought I have it sussed. I knew year 5 would have to sit optional sats at the end of the year but I thought it would be half way through June as that it what all the other year groups do. 2 weeks ago I found out from my TA that year 5 in my school go into the school hall, a week after year 6 sats and do yr 6 sats papers for maths and literacy. These results are reported to parents on their end of year reports. I am now panicking. I waas working towards a date in June and now the goalposts have changed. They are not going to do as well as they would if I had a few more weeks. I don't want to teach to a test but I do want to give them the best chance I can. What can I now do to help them? What are the topics I should make sure they are most familiar with? I am so cross, with myself in particular for not pushing more. It seems unfair that they may now struggle with some aspects of the paper as we won't have covered it. Any advice received very gratefully.