Church Road, Astwood Bank
Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
01527 892 681
parentenquiry@astwoodbank.worcs.sch.uk

Reception

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriclum and base this around the interests of our children.  Please take a look at our  latest newsletter to see the topics we are learning about.

RESILIENCE means not giving up/persisting; having a positive view of oneself as a learner, managing distractions 
RESOURCEFULNESS means using your initiative and a range of strategies; being independent 
REFLECTION means thinking about your own learning; planning your work; assessing your own work 
RELATIONSHIPS means you can learn effectively in a group; know when to work in a pair, group or alone 

  • Playing and Exploring

    Playing and Exploring

    Our curriculum provides opportunities for children to investigate and experience things independently and with others. We want them to be prepared to ‘have a go’.
  • Active Learning

    Active Learning

    We encourage children’s concentration and desire to keep on trying even if they encounter difficulties. We enjoy celebrating their achievements together.
  • Creating and Thinking Critically

    Creating and Thinking Critically

    We support children in having, and developing, their own ideas, to make links between ideas, and develop their own strategies for doing things.
  • Communication and Language

    Communication and Language

    Our children experience a rich language environment to develop their confidence and skills to express themselves, and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Physical Development

    Physical Development

    We provide many opportunities to be active and interactive; and to develop co-ordination, control and movement.  We discuss the importance of physical activity and model healthy choices in relation to food.  We also provide PE and Forest School sessions.
  • Literacy

    Literacy

    We encourage children to link letters and sounds and begin to read and write. We give access to a wide range of reading materials to ignite their interest and provide many opportunities for purposeful and fun mark making.
  • Mathematics

    Mathematics

    Children will develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using number, problem solving using simple addition and subtraction, and will be able to describe shapes, spaces and measures.
  • Understanding the World

    Understanding the World

    We guide children to make sense of their physical world and our community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • Expressive Arts and Design

    Expressive Arts and Design

    The children are able to explore a wide range of materials and media, as well as being encouraged to share thoughts, ideas and feelings through art, music, movement, dance, role play and design technology.