Welcome to Kestrels Class!

Kestrels is our year 6 class, taught by Miss Joseph.


At Cotton End Forest School, we are committed to providing a knowledge-based curriculum which is linked to ‘Learning Beyond the Classroom’ opportunities. This approach is hands-on, broad and balanced, and provides our pupils with opportunities to gain essential knowledge, skills and understanding. We intend that all children should enjoy their learning, achieve their potential and become independent life-long learners with skills which will allow them to meet the challenges of the 21st century..

Through a creative, holistic, outdoor-focused approach, we will aim high, striving for every child to achieve highly, both academically and socially. Through learning opportunities in the classroom and beyond, including Forest School, our curriculum will nurture curious minds, stretch imaginations and provide opportunities for every child to become leaders in their own right. We believe that education takes place beyond the walls of the classroom, and we utilise our outdoor space to promote a fully inclusive environment where children feel safe and confident to try new things.

In Kestrels class, children continue to develop the skill of working independently and children are encouraged to challenge themselves across the curriculum.

The children learn through a range of high quality classroom based activities, which cater for all learning styles. All learning is promoted through the school ethos and vision to provide our children with opportunities to become confident, happy children valuing and respecting diversity and who are proud of their achievements.

Please click on the link to access the curriculum overview for Summer Term 1: Y6 Curriculum Overview Summer 1

SATs Information and Resources:

SATs parents meeting slides: SATs for parents 2024

Revision Resources:

BBC Bitesize – KS2 SATs Maths

The BBC has collated and organised revision resources for Maths, including supporting guides and interactive games for both aspects of the Maths SATs.

BBC Bitesize – Arithmetic                                          BBC Bitesize – Reasoning

Here are some useful maths revision worksheets and practice questions:

 Arithmetic Practice Paper       Arithmetic Quiz 1        Arithmetic Quiz 2        Arithmetic Quiz 3

BBC Bitesize – KS2 SATs English

The BBC has collated and organised revision resources for English, including supporting guides and interactive games for both grammar and reading SATS test.

BBC Bitesize – Reading                                        BBC Bitesize – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Here are some useful reading and GPS revision worksheets and practice questions:




Non-Fiction – Rosa Parks

Fiction – The Snow Queen

Poetry – The Tyger




Year 6 SATs Practice – grammatical-terms-and-word-classes-revision

Important information for Year 6:

  • Homework – The children’s homework will be set on Friday and it must be turned in by the following Wednesday. This will contain a variety of work each week linked to the learning in class. There will be English and Maths plus an occasional topic based learning activity.
  • Spellings – The children will bring home their spellings on a Friday. These will be written in their school planner. Please make sure children practise their spellings regularly. Children will be tested on Fridays.
  • Reading Books – Each child has a reading book and planner. These need to come to school every day. Please listen to your child read regularly and record page numbers and comments in their planner.
  • Forest School – Kestrels have sessions on a Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure children have wellies and waterproofs in school at all times as well as a warm weather alternative, a long sleeve top and trousers/leggings.
  • Children have PE on a Wednesday – Please make sure children have the correct PE kit in school at all times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Miss Joseph