Welcome to Woodpeckers Class!

Cotton End Forest School – Our Curriculum


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
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.

Woodpeckers is our Year 2 class and is taught by Miss Migliano and supported by Miss Nicolaou and Mrs Denton.

In Year 2 we continue to learn through a topic based creative curriculum where all of the children’s needs are catered for. We cover 3 topics a year, learning opportunities are enhanced by outside learning and Forest School.

In Woodpeckers class we continue to develop the skills of working independently and children are encouraged to find things out for themselves and to challenge and extend their ideas. In year 2 children learn through a range of hands on practical tasks and more formal classroom based activities.  We also try to take the learning outside as much as possible.


Important information:

Homework: sent home on Friday’s and returned to back to school on Thursdays, along with Spelling books.

Spellings: sent home on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Thursday.

Reading records: due in weekly and books are changed daily. We encourage children to change their own books to promote independence.

P:E: Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school which includes sensible footwear. PE lessons take place on a Tuesday  morning.

Forest School: Woodpeckers Class go to Forest School on Wednesday afternoons. Please also ensure your child has their waterproof trousers and wellies in school at all times.

Our Summer term topic is called ‘Ready, Steady Grow!’.  Click on the link below to see what we will be covering this term:


If you have any questions, please email me on the class email address:


We are looking forward to a busy but fun term ahead!

Thank you

Miss Migliano and the KS1 team.


Here are some photos from our outdoor learning:

Here are some photos of our Forest School sessions:

COVID Catch Up 

If your child is self isolating due to Covid and feels well enough, please see below for activities to ensure they are catching up on missed learning.

Counting objects to 100

Pelmanism Numerals to Words Game

Writing Numbers in Numerals and Words Activity Sheet

Handwriting Sheets

Phase 5 Boardgame

Phase 5 Phonics Games