Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


It is lovely to have the children back in school, on time and ready to learn! Thank you parents.....


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 settling into Nursery and getting used to our new environment and routines.  You can help your child settle in by talking to them about what they have been doing during their time at Nursery.  You can help us get to know your children by uploading pictures and information about what they like doing at home - or anything special you have been up to - onto our Tapestry App.  Please see a member of staff to get you set up.  Here are some photographs of our environment  - ask your children to tell you about where they played today! 




We are reading 'You Choose' by Pippa Goodhart


This book is great for getting the children talking about what they like and are interested in! 


We are also focussing on fine motor and mark making skills and therefore lots of the tasks associated with the texts will provide meaningful mark making experiences for the children. Fine motor skills will also feature prominently in child initiated activities (e.g threading and counting in maths, playdough, dough disco, scissors in art etc).


In phonics we are learning Phase 1 - particular focus on environmental sounds and instrumental sound discrimination.  Listen to what you can hear if you go on a walk!


In Maths, we are concentrating on careful counting, and more/fewer/less and introducing 2D shapes later in the half term.

We will also be exploring learning associated with the children's interests that becomes apparent through the Tapestry app feedback.

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

All About Us


We have been exploring faces this week and have been making faces out of natural materials as well as 'fruit faces'! The children used tools safely to cut up the fruit they wanted and created their own representations of a face!


Awards we have received so far.

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