Welcome to Ospreys Class!

Ospreys is our year 5 class, taught by Miss Hendry-Taylor


At Cotton End Forest School, we are committed to providing a creative curriculum, which is based on a Primary Knowledge Curriculum and includes some ‘Learning Beyond the Classroom’. This approach is broad and balanced, and provides our pupils with opportunities to embed prior knowledge, enhance the pupils vocabulary and specific chronologies of events.  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 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, both in the classroom and beyond the walls of the classroom.  We utilise our outdoor space to promote a fully inclusive environment where children feel safe and confident to try new things.

We promote an inclusive 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.

Please click on the link below to access the planning overview for Summer Term 2: Mind Map Summer 2 Year 5

Important information for Year 5:

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 tested on the following Friday. Please ensure your child practices at much as possible during the week.

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

PE- Children have PE on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure they have the correct PE kit in school at all times.

Forest School- Sessions take place on a Tuesday 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.

Miss Hendry-Taylor


Outdoor Learning Examples: