Reception Overview


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Reception at St Alban’s is all about making friends, having fun and learning lots of new skills whilst building independence.  

You will take part in Phonics, Literacy and Maths opportunities every day to help you become a confident, independent learner and there is lots of time to explore your own interests during child initiated time. Our environment sparks awe, wonder and curiosity. 

We have discreet learning areas, themed role-play and areas where you can play imaginatively, build, draw and create! In Reception, we are always busy: we learn both indoors and outdoors, using our fantastic forest school area, and we play games, complete challenges, solve problems and explore our world, asking questions. 

Our EYFS curriculum is enhanced by mini topic bursts throughout the year, these change in response to the children’s interests and needs.


Autumn is a very exciting time for our Reception children as they begin to explore their own likes, dislikes, and compare these to others’ abilities and experiences as well as identifying their own families and comparing them with others.  Children also begin identifying events in the past whilst observing dinosaurs and the natural world around them.


The spring term in Reception begins with a bang! With exploring recipes, investigating ingredients and exploring a range of food, children will be able to discuss food from around the world with all areas of their learning linked with this topic.  Children also begin to explore the mystery of space, gaining an awareness of the planets, moons and stars as well as learning about shuttles and rockets.


The final year of the summer term begins with the children exploring minibeasts, using our fantastic forest school areas, and understanding what plants need to grow.  To lead on to their learning in Year 1, the children will embark on a smooth transition of learning and prepare themselves for the journey ahead. 

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St Albans CE Academy

St Albans Close,
Wolverhampton WV11 2PF
Telephone: 01902 558825