Forestdale Primary School

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Can you find 5 minutes every night to read with your child? It makes all the difference!


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. 


Spring 1 - We are learning Phase 5. This includes the following phonemes: 

ee/ y funny

e/ ea head

w/ wh wheel

oa/ oe ou toe shoulder


igh/ y fly

oa/ ow snow

j/ g giant

f/ ph phone


l/ le al apple metal

s/ c ice

v/ ve give


u/ o-e o ou some mother young

z/ se cheese

s/ se ce mouse fence

ee/ ey donkey


and recapping over phase 5 tricky words.


Phase 5 tricky words include: their people oh your Mr Mrs Ms ask* could would should our house mouse water want again many any who whole where two school call different  thought through friend work 


Awards we have received so far.

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