Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel




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 and interests are recorded in their Floor Book which is shared with both parents, children and the Senior Leadership team.

Parent's also have the option of signing up to the Tapestry app for regular updates of what their child has been up to! 

Welcome to Reception's Class Page!


The children in Reception work with

Miss Jenkins, Mrs Sanders and Miss Baker

Our Topic:


This half term we will be exploring Toys at the Museum, Animals around the World and The Royal Family.


We will explore Toys for the whole of the first week, comparing new with old and discussing how we think they have changed since many years ago.

Then we will be exploring animals for 3 weeks, we will look at animals from the Antarctic, the Ocean, the Outback, the Rainforest and the Savannah. We will learn all about the animals that live in these places, what kinds of homes they have and the qualities they have that enable them to live in certain weathers and climates.

We will be learning all about the Royal Family at the end of this half term. We will learn about the queen and her history in celebration of her jubilee later this year!

During the last week of term we will also be trying to spot signs of summer... hopefully we will have nice weather to be spending lots of time outside to explore the new season!


Our books for this half term...

Reading at Home:


It is important that your child reads every evening with you at home. In your child’s book bag you will find:

§ a reading book suited to their reading ability

§ a home library book that you can read and enjoy with your child

§ a reading record to write in any progress or issues your child may have


It is expected that your child reads for 15 minutes 4 times a week at home. Reading this often will  ensure that child makes as much progress as possible.

You will also have a phonics booklet to complete a page a day to embed the phonics learning we are doing in school.


Our PE day is Monday. Please dress your child in their PE kits before coming to school as they cannot get changed when in school due to COVID restrictions. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather on these days, for example leggings/trousers instead of shorts on rainy days. Earrings and jewellery must be removed or taped at home for PE sessions – we are not allowed to remove them for your child. If they are not removed or taped , unfortunately your child will not be able to take part in PE that day.



Awards we have received so far.

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