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.....


By the time children leave Forestdale we aim for them to be reflective about their own beliefs – whether these are religious or not; respect other people’s faiths and beliefs (one of the British Values); use their creativity and imagination to explore their world and reflect on all these learning experiences.

What is good about taking part?

Children discussed what belonging to a group meant and the different types of groups they were part of.  They then looked at Christian worship and discussed the use of prayer and songs.


Having discussed the reasons for these, children were then asked to write their own community songs/poems/prayers.

Together we can share.

Together we are brave.

We can communicate with each other.

Join everyone when they sing and pray.

This is our community to share.


Together we are brave and strong.

Oh we are the best of friends.

Got this together.

Everyone must be friends.

This is our planet to share.

Help friends together.

Everyone's got this.

Rule the world together.


Together we can make it.

Together we can do it.

Let's work it out!

What can we share?

Children discussed what they could share. The conversation soon turned away from physical, material objects and instead the children started to think about their emotions and more abstract ideas of sharing.

Mosque Visit

Each year children are given the opportunity to visit a religious building to help them understand about the diverse cultures we have in the UK.  The last visit was to a mosque in Birmingham.

How do you feel?

Children discussed their different feelings and how they changed the way they felt and looked!

What makes me special?

Children discussed what made them all individuals, with different talents and skills.  Children could then describe some of those things that made them special.

The Good Samaritan

Children recreated their own drama based on the Good Samaritan story.

Rama and Sita


Children watched the story of Rama and Sita and discussed how the characters' emotions changed through the story.  They then plotted it on a graph!

Diwali Celebrations

Children retold the story of Rama and Sita and discussed why Hindus celebrate the festival of lights a victory of good against evil.


Children experienced meditation and held a discussion why the Om symbol was so important to the Hindu faith.
Children discussed the Ten Commandments and then created their own.


Awards we have received so far.

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