Latest News and Events
Safer Internet Day workshops: Y5 and Y6 parents. Tuesday 5th February, 130pm.
Year 4 class assembly: Tuesday 12th February, 9:15am.
Half term: Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Chocolate bingo: Thursday 28th February,
6pm - 8pm.
Travelling Book Fayre: 28th February - 7th March.
(This will be available during parents evening).
Parents evening: Monday 4th March,
3:15pm - 7pm.
Cluster Music Concert: (at Forsbrook) Wednesday 6th March,
4 - 5:30pm.
EY's Class Assembly: Wednesday 13th March,
Last week of clubs: W.C: 25th March.
other's Day lunch- Y3-6: time TBC.
KS1 Mother's Day workshop: Friday 29th March,
Nursery and EY's- A.M session (Time TBC)
Y1JH, Y1SS and Y2- P.M session (Time TBC)
The Nutcracker with the Royal Ballet
Year 4 have recently partaken in the Royal Opera House’s ‘Create and Dance’ programme.
The creative learning programme was created in collaboration with teachers across the UK, for primary schools across England. At Forsbrook Primary School we were involved in ‘The Nutcracker’ project, where children all across the country are given 10 weeks to complete a creative challenge. The children were tasked with creating a dance of no more than five minutes. It has been a momentous 10-week journey as the children have worked through motif-development, character dancing and performance skills before finally completing their own choreographed piece ‘Robots’ based on their electricity topic, ‘Bright Sparks’. It has given children a better understanding of dance and helped to unlock their imagination and unleash their creativity. The project has enabled the children of Year 4 to become physically active, focused on improving their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. The programme also helped pupils to develop rhythm and body percussion.to listen with attention and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. It allowed them to reflect on their performance so far, giving rich and constructive feedback to support others as well as themselves. Furthermore, they participated in discussions during moments of performance and considered each other’s opinions leading them to identify their strengths and areas for improvement. By doing so, Year 4 set themselves high aspirations and goals, modifying their dance routine accordingly. By working towards a shared vision, they were able to discuss their thoughts respectfully. This has been incredibly amazing to witness and we are unbelievably proud of the children on their overall performance.
Another fantastic season of Christmas nativities has come and gone. A massive thank you to our supportive families for coming along and enjoying the spectacular performances. Our children and staff worked so hard to put these shows together and as usual our children made us very proud.
KS2 Christmas Carols: How wonderful to have such a muscial season! Our Christmas carols bring such a smile to our faces.
Forsbrook Christmas Fayre: Come along for a Winter Warmer! And come along you did! Our classes brought their homemade items to sell and these went down a treat with our partens and families who came to visit. A big thank you to Blythe Bridge and District Rotatary Club who escorted Santa to our gorgeous grotto. He lit up the room as much as the twinkly Christmas lights. We were so lucky to have Santa come to visit! He was inundated with guests who wanted to see the main man.
Intergenerational Concert: What a special event this was! Our choir along with Year 2 class sang wonderful Christmas songs accompanied by the Stoke Methodist church choir. A big thank you to Mrs Minor and Mrs Hampton for organising this fabulous coming together of generations. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting this event and look forward to the next one!
'Will you like me?'
In October our Forsbrook children had a fantastic opportunity to think about the ways that social media (youtube, roblox and others) can impact on our mental and emotional health. With the help of PopUK, we collectively launched our social media day, each class thinking differently about promoting positive mental health. Year 5 and 6 were then able to complete the workshops with the PopUK ambassadors which culminated in producing 3 wonderful songs about being positive in today's society.
Take a listen at our tuneful message.
NFER Parent Survey Results
The results of our recent NFER survey are released. Please click on the link below to view.
Harvest and Food Bank
Many thanks once again to our school community for giving so fruitfully to our Harvest collection. We were very proud to be able to share such a vast collection of food items and we hope that it makes a difference this Harvest festival.
Lest We Forget...
Well we're sure you saw the amazing Poppy display created at St Peter's church which included the poppies created by our children along with those created by other schools and groups in our community. We will always be ready to lend a hand in creating something which is so poignant and serves as a timely reminder of the sacrifices made.
Year 4 went to Stanley Head on 18th - 20th September.
Year 2 went to Stanley Head on the 20th - 21st September.
Year 6 went to PGL in Wales on 24th - 28th September.
We are so lucky to have the support of our parents when we plan these residentials as we know that these help the children to flourish in lots of ways. They embarked on a journey that encourageed our core values; their courage and determination was tested, their mutual respect for each other and others around them grew, their positivity was so useful when embarking on a challenge and their understanding of collective responsibility came into play as they actioned their own tidy-up times and learnt how to take care of their immediate environment.
We believe that learning takes place in many ways and it is so much broader than the four walls of a classroom, which is why we believe that our residential opportunities are so very important. Thank you again parents for these opportunities would not be possible without you.
Leading the way forward with Sport and Physical Activities.
The UK government has introduced new funding for schools and new guidelines on physical activity for children and young people. with reccomendations of physical activity for the promotion of musculoskeletal health and flexibility for at least 3 days per week.
In the case of Early Years and young children, the description 'physical active play' is used to label the type of physical activity needed for a healthy lifestyle.
With this in mind, Forsbrook has taken great steps to engage all children in the participation of some form of activity daily and throughout the week, whether it be in structured P.E lessons or during play times, providing the children with equipment and guidance from KS1 and KS2 Sports Leaders.
This is having a positive effect on all the children within our school. During dinner time, we have seen pupils actively participate in helping to set out equipment and an increase in pupils engaging in more structured games and activities. We look forward to a more active Forsbrook.
Create and Dance- The Nutcracker.
Our Year 4 children were lucky enough to be involved in a national dance competition that had 118 schools partaking overall. Mrs Collins worked tirelessly with the children who created a self-choreographed dance that wowed the judges.
We are super proud of our children for taking part in this national event and we look forward to our next Create and Dance competition coming Autumn 2018.
Safer Internet Day 2018
We had a fantastic day as a whole school we came together to Create, Connect and Share Respect; A better internet starts with you.
Key Stage 1 worked together to help our children understand how their safety online is paramount and how we can share any worries, issues and concerns and how we can be respectful online users.
Years 3 and 4 came together and created a small play to show to the whole school that outlined how to work together online and show respect.
Years 5 and 6 worked together to create an amazing film that included props, drama, collaboration and much more to get the strong message across to the children.
Goblin Car Event
What a fantastic day some of our year 6 children had. Since January they have been working tirelessly to assemble our go kart, ready for today's Goblin car event where they finally got the chance to complete against schools from across the country. Each and every one of them showed great bravery and determination and we even managed to win the slalom event on the day. A huge well done to all involved.
Well done to all the runners and walkers who took part in our first 2k fun run. The sun was shining and it proved to be a great success.
History and Geography focus
During the week beginning 21st September we will be having a whole school History and Geography focus. We have a number of visitors, events and trips planned and I have no doubt that the children are going to have an amazing week. Keep a look out for photos which will be uploaded onto class pages and also onto the History and Geography enrichment area.
A message from Levison Wood
On Tuesday 22nd September 2015 we were incredibly lucky to be visited by Mr Levison Wood Snr and his wife, who told us all about the adventures and expeditions that their son, Levison Wood Jnr, has been on.
We learnt about his expedition to walk the length of the Nile river and that he is currently walking across the Himalayas!! We were all very inspired by the stories of Levison's adventures and particularly excited that we had a personal video message from him.