Forestdale Primary School

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Be on time..... gates open at 8:40 and close at 8:50 - learning starts at 8.40am in class.....


At Forestdale Primary School early reading is taught using synthetic phonics as the main approach to reading. The school follows the government published programme Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised (2021) SSP. We follow their progression, planning and teaching delivery and methods to ensure our children learn to read as quickly as reasonably possible. This in turn means that children can then use their reading skills to support the rest of their learning.

Please use the link below to support your child' s learning. 


This half term we will be recapping over Phase 3 and Phase 4. The children will receive 2 x 25 minutes phonics lesson a day to secure their learning. 


The following graphemes will be taught. 


ai ee igh oa oo oo ar or ur ow oi ear air er

• words with double letters

• longer words.


words with double letters, longer words, words with two or more digraphs, words ending in –ing, compound words • words with s /z/ in the middle • words with –s /s/ /z/ at the end • words with –es /z/ at the end

Short vowels with adjacent consonants • CVCC CCVC CCVCC CCCVC CCCVCC • longer words and compound words • words ending in suf?xes: –ing, –ed /t/, –ed /id/ /ed/, –est


Phase 3 long vowel graphemes with adjacent consonants • CVCC CCVC CCCVC CCV CCVCC • words ending in suf?xes: –ing, –ed /t/, –ed /id/ /ed/, –ed /d/ –er, –est • longer words


The tricky words which will be taught are - was you they my by all are sure pure

said so have like some come love do were here little says there when what one out today


Awards we have received so far.

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