Hello. I am an NQT who has just started teaching a Year 6 class after their last teacher left. The majority are currently working at APP Level 3 with a few level 4s. The school's target is to get them up to Level 4 by the time they take their SATs. Currently they are not confident with their times tables, their spelling isn't great and they have trouble writing imaginatively. They also forget basic grammar rules (such as capital letters for names and places and the difference between their, they're and there.) Most of them don't enjoy school, saying it's 'boring'. Parental support is quite lacking in the area and this may be the reason some of them struggle. I want to help these children achieve their potential but am quite daunted by the task. Does anyone have any experience they could share to motivate these children before they take their SATs? Are there any little routines that could make an impact, or reward systems I could implement? Would appreciate any help as I would like to make a difference and encourage this class to do their best.