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.


Welcome to Kingfishers!

Kingfishers is our year 3 class, taught by Miss Hudson and we are based in the Riverbank pavilion.

We enjoy a creative approach to the curriculum where all of the children’s needs are catered for. Our National Curriculum subjects are linked to one area of study. This is closely linked to Forest School and Outdoor Learning sessions.

In Kingfishers class children continue to develop the skill of working independently and children are encouraged to find things out for themselves and to challenge and extend their ideas.

The children learn through high quality classroom based activities. We link our learning objectives to our termly themes and the children immerse themselves in their learning.

Our Summer term topic is ‘Healthy Me’. This topic covers all areas of keeping healthy.  We will study exercise, healthy eating, personal hygiene and mental health.

Please click on the link to access the curriculum overview for  Summer term 2: Kingfishers Summer 2 Medium term


Some important information: 

  • Homework – The children will bring home a learning log each 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, Maths plus occasional topic based learning activities.
  • Spelling – The children will bring home a spelling book. Each week new spellings will be entered. Please make sure children practice their spellings regularly. Children will be tested on Fridays.
  • Times Tables –  The children may bring home a times table book. They can use TT Rock Stars to practice their times tables.  Times tables activities take place in class on a Friday.
  • Reading Books – Each child has a reading folder which contains a reading book and reading record. These need to come to school every day. Please listen to your child read regularly and record page numbers and comments in the reading record.
  • Forest School – Kingfishers have forest school on Monday afternoon. Please make sure children have wellies and waterproofs in school at all times as well as a warm weather alternative, long sleeve top and trousers/leggings.
  • Children have PE on a Tuesday – The children need to bring their PE kit in with them so they may get changed at school.

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

Miss Hudson

Visiting the gurdwara during the faith tour

Forest School – Using the bow saw

Maths – Learning about money