Forestdale Primary School

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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 Nursery!

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



This half term…


We will focus on two key topics. The first one is 'All About Me'. We will asking questions and carrying out activities to learn all about each other. 


We will be reading:


Our topic 'All About Me'

First we will focus on 'The Colour Monster Goes To School'. We will compare our feelings with the Colour Monsters and discuss the events that occur in the story. We will explore our own feelings and the rules that make our school community a great place to work, learn and play.

Next we will focus on the story 'Only One You' and explore our uniqueness and all of the things that make us special. 

We will explore our differences when we focus on 'Your Skin My Skin' and when we read 'Happy To Be Me' we will develop knowledge about our body parts and think about all of the things that we excel in as well as the things that we would like to be better at.

Our second topic this term will be Sticks and Stones. We will be reading "Stick Man", by Julia Donaldson and exploring some of his adventures. We will consider the different properties of sticks, stones and other products with a view to help to develop children's interest in natural materials. 

Author of the Term

Every half term we will focus on a specific author. This term we are learning about Julia Donaldson. Every day the children will be encouraged to take a vote on the class home time story. There will be a choice between two different stories by Julia Donaldson every day.


Awards we have received so far.

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