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 Welcome to Eagles Class!

Eagles is our year 4 class, taught by Miss Hendry-Taylor


At Cotton End Forest School, we are committed to providing a creative curriculum which is based on ‘Learning Beyond the Classroom’. 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.

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.

We enjoy a creative approach to the curriculum where all of the children’s needs are catered for. We also link the curriculum to outdoor learning and the children will experience opportunities to learn outside the classroom on a regular basis, alongside timetabled Forest School sessions.

In Eagles class, children continue to develop the skill of working independently and are encouraged to challenge themselves across the curriculum. The children learn through a range of high quality classroom-based activities, as well as a range of outdoor and practical tasks, which cater for all learning styles.

Our Summer topic is Habitats, which has a Science focus. Please click on the link below to access the curriculum overview for Summer term:

Eagles Class Summer Curriculum Overview 22

Important information for Year 4:

Homework- This will be set each Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday. This will contain a variety of work each week linked to the learning in class. This will be English and Maths, with occasional topic-based learning activities.

Spellings- Spellings will be sent home on Friday and are due in on the following Thursday. Spellings will be tested every Friday. Please ensure your child practices at much as possible during the week.

Reading Books- Every child has a reading book and reading record. Please encourage your child to read to you on a weekly basis and leave a comment in their reading record to help support their reading and comprehension.

Times Tables- Please encourage your child to practice as much as possible using TT Rockstars and PurpleMash. There is a statutory assessment on the multiplication tables in June which all Year 4 pupils will take part in.

PE- Children have PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure they have the correct PE kit in school at all times.

Forest School- Sessions take place on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure children have wellington boots, waterproofs and a waterproof coat or jacket in school at all times.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Outdoor Learning examples:

  Maths- Area and Perimeter

History- Romans Roleplay                                 Maths- Area and Perimeter         Maths- Factor Pairs


Forest School- Making Fires          Forest School- Whittling                Forest School- Building shelters