Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Can you find 5 minutes every night to read with your child? It makes all the difference!


Foundation Stage Ethos


 In the foundation Stage we encourage children to make choices, problem solve and think critically.  Through continuous provision we encourage children to become independent learners and nurture their interests through enhancements within the environment.  Staff observe and record children’s achievements, and work together to ensure next steps are taken. Each child’s progress is recorded in their Learning Journey which is shared with both parents, children and the Senior Leadership team.


Welcome to Foundation Stage 1

Nursery Sessions run from Monday to Wednesday 8.40am-3.10pm



This half term…


We are focussing on Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes.  We will be starting off by learning about 'The Three Little Pigs'.  This will include learning the story for 'Talk for Writing' and changing elements to make our own story, exploring the characters, but also investigating the science of houses and what we need to build a strong house!  We will be continuing with our early phonic knowledge and looking particularly at alliteration (words that start with the same sound such as hat, hippo, hop) and moving onto rhyming words.  In Maths, we are exploring numbers 1-5 more deeply and developing our skills around recognising, counting and understanding the numbers.  


We will be reading:


Look at what we have been up to so far this year...

We have been exploring Autumn, planting bulbs and winter planters...


Awards we have received so far.

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