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 National Curriculum which can be seen here.

Our long term topic plans for Years 1-6 can be found here.  But shhhh… please don’t reveal this to your children as we sometimes start our topics with a special launch day to reveal the new focus of our learning!

You won’t find a long term plan for EYFS because learning is tailored to the children’s interests and will change according to the direction their learning takes us in.  If you would like to know more, please speak to one of the EYFS team members.

This term our children are having lots of fun and learning new things with their topic work.  In EYFS children are learning all about themselves.  Key Stage 1 are focusing on being Happy and Healthy, Year 3/4 are learning all about our capital city in their London topic and Year 5/6 are exploring the Aztecs.

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.


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 class teachers and our specialist sports coaches who have worked hard to ensure our school has achieved the School Games Silver and Gold Awards over the last 5 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.  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.