If you are interesting in finding out more about the Curriculum at Forest Lodge Academy, please contact Mrs Umrana Malik (Deputy Head) via the main school office.
Children have the opportunity to direct their own learning and be involved in 'real life' enterprise activities. Every year we hold a 'reaching out week' where children make links with local business, charities and community groups


Outdoor Learning

The school has splendid grounds with a range of outdoor learning environments. Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 take part in continuous planned outdoor learning activities. Older pupils also have the opportunity to work outside when they can.

Each class will go on a variety of trips, visits and residentials where they will explore and discover their own surroundings. We also ensure children experience outdoor team building activities such as abseiling, climbing wall, archery and orienteering.

Phonics at Forest Lodge

At Forest Lodge Academy we teach children Phonics using the Letters and Sounds scheme. Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource that aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.

It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

We teach children Phase 1 and 2 in the Nursery, Phase 2 and 3 in Reception, Phase 3, 4 and 5 in Year 1 and Phase 5 and 6 in Year 2. We teach a 20 minute session of Phonics every day.