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 2


The children in Foundation 2 work with

Miss Jenkins, Mrs Sanders and Miss Baker

Our Topic


This half term our topic is all about Celebrations around the world! We will be covering:

  • Harvest Festival
  • Remembrance 
  • Diwali
  • Shichigosan
  • Christmas 

We will explore these celebrations through enquiry based learning and play. We will look at pictures to discuss what is happening at these celebrations or festivals. We will read stories that further our knowledge, dress up to create experiences and even try some of the food that might come from the culture! 


We will also be covering Chinese New Year, Shrove Tuesday and Easter at different points during the rest of the school year. 


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