Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


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


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. We record the class's progress in a floor book to document all of our experiences and learning throughout the year. These are shared with children, parents and the senior leadership team.


Welcome to Reception's Class Page!


The children in Reception work with

Miss Jenkins, Mrs Sanders and Miss Baker

Our Timetable for Half Term 3:

Take a look at the things we have been up to since September! 

Our topics this half term:


Looking after our Planet:
We will be learning about the importance of keeping our oceans clean of plastic and rubbish, keeping our wildlife safe by not throwing rubbish on the floor and we will be exploring the importance of recycling!

Chinese New Year:
We will look at the story of Chinese New Year. We will be trying traditional Chinese food and looking at the celebration in China. We will make decorations and even dress up!

Oral Health:
We will learn about why it is so important to brush our teeth daily! We will learn exactly how is best to brush our teeth too!


Books we will read:

Our Class Story:

We will read lots of different texts throughout this half term. 

We will focus on one story during Literacy. 


 We will be exploring The Little Red Hen, we will learn to tell the story using Talk for Writing, and then we will have a go at retelling the story using different characters! We will also look at non-fiction texts on how to make bread just like the little red hen, we will have a go at writing some instructions together before making bread together!


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 weekly phonics homework with 4 letters on to practise. This will also contain work to support their blending and reading skills. 

Our PE day is Wednesday.


Please dress your child in their PE kits before coming to school. 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.

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Awards we have received so far.

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