Our School Curriculum

At Forest Town Primary School we take a topic themed approach to our planning, making links between subjects wherever possible.

Children in the Early Years follow a curriculum that is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) principles which can be seen in more detail here and here.

Objectives for children in Year 1-6 are taken from the new National Curriculum which can be seen here.

At the moment we are working to redevelop our long term topic plans.  We want to make them even more exciting.  Watch this space and we will update you with the new long term plans soon!  In the meantime, your child will have brought home a newsletter from their teaching team which tells you about their current topic and you can always talk to your child’s teacher if you want to know more.

This term our children are having lots of fun and learning new things with their topic work.

This term, the whole school is working on a shared topic where they are finding out about what makes them special by thinking about our bodies, our families, our school and the community in which we live.

Remember that you can find out more about what we get up to on our Twitter feed @ForestTownPrSch or by signing up to Class Dojo.

In Years 1-6, topics start with an exciting launch day which gives a taster of the learning that will follow.  Staff also plan for a meaningful final outcome which allows children to demonstrate what they have learned.

Literacy and Mathematics are taught separately and details of our literacy and mathematics provision can be found on the Curriculum tab of our website.

PE is delivered by our specialist sports coaches for children in Years 1-6 who have worked hard to ensure our school has achieved the School Games Gold Award for the last 3 years, we were the first school in Mansfield to achieve the Gold award.  Further details of our PE provision can be found here.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is taught weekly alongside RE in our ‘Window on the World’ sessions.  These are important sessions which teach children about their value in the society in which they live and tolerance of others.  We use a PSHE skills ladder which also highlights where Safeguarding will be covered, helping our children to know how to keep themselves and others safe.
PSHE sessions also cover ‘Drug Education’ and ‘Sex and Relationships Education’ for children in Year 5 and 6.  These sessions are taught in line with our whole school policies.

Children in Year 3-6 also have French sessions where they develop their language learning strategies, recall of vocabulary and understanding of other cultures.

We love it when parents get involved so if you feel like you would like to join in with our learning, please speak to your child’s teacher.