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Forestdale Primary School

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CULTURAL

During their time at Forestdale, children will gain an understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others.  They will learn to appreciate the range of cultures in school and outside of school.  Children will have an opportunity to visit British Parliament and find out about our democratic systems and its role in shaping their future.  Children will be given opportunity to participate to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities.  Throughout their primary years, children will explore a variety of cultures and beliefs and be taught how to respect them.

Visit to Edgbaston Cricket Club

Year 5 and Year 6 visit Edgbaston Cricket Club for a tour and coaching session.
Picture 1 Coaching in the nets
Picture 2 A tour of the stadium
Picture 3 More coaching on basic cricketing skills

Sport Taster Sessions

The whole school experience a variety of taster sessions from Quidditch to fencing, hoola-hooping to skipping! 
Picture 1 Fencing
Picture 2 Golf
Picture 3 Skipping

Music

Children have a variety of musical opportunities.  In Year 4 children play the Ukulele for the year and Year 5 learn to play the fife and flute. We had an orchestra from King Edwards, the whole school got to make music with spoons, and every class created a junk orchestra.
Picture 1 King Edwards Band
Picture 2 Junk Orchestra
Picture 3 Junk Orchestra
Picture 4 Spoons Workshop
Picture 5 Spoons Workshop
Picture 6 Samba Drums

Cooking and gardening

Children have the opportunity to cook and also experience working in the allotments.   They have entered competitions at the National Garden Show and have visited City Serve Kitchens to create a menu - oh and eat it!!
Picture 1 Children at the Garden show
Picture 2 Children preparing the plant a meal competition
Picture 3 School visit to the city kitchens
Picture 4 School visit to the city kitchens

Learning to be safe on a bike

Children learn how to look after their bikes and stay safe on the roads.
Picture 1 Dr Bike Visit
Picture 2 Dr Bike Visit

Secondary School Transition Visits

As part of their transition to secondary school, children visit their local school to take part in a variety of activities - from trampolining to basket ball, cooking to D&T.
Picture 1 Visit to Turves Green
Picture 1 Portrait Drawing

Awards

Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark