Early Years

Mrs Wicks (Teacher) Miss Lawson (Teacher)/ Mrs Vanner/ Ms Sanderson


“Welcome to Early Years! At Swalwell Primary School we believe that young children learn and develop through play and exploration. We provide a play-based curriculum focusing on the children’s own interests and needs with lots of opportunity for investigation, learning and fun!”


Music with Mr Big!

Early Years and Key Stage 1 were lucky enough to receive a music workshop this morning based upon the story Mr Big by Ed Vere. We were given the opportunity to play instruments, sing along and even do some acting. It was such a fun way to explore stories and all of...

Snow Much Fun!

Early Years had a great time exploring the snow. We made footprints, built snowmen and explored how the snow felt on our hands and tongues! Once inside we all warmed up with some tasty hot chocolate and toast.

Help for hungry reindeer.

Early Years had a fun time on their visit to Gibside. Mrs Claus had lost all of the reindeer food and we needed to help her to find it before the big day. After all of our hard work we got our own treat, toasted marshmallows!

Early Years Meet Santa!

Early Years thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas party, showing off all of their great dance moves and playing lots of fun games such as pass the parcel. We couldn't believe our luck when we heard bells jingling on our walk back to our classroom only to discover that...

Mr Wolf’s Pancake Problem!

Early Years have had such a busy week! We were all enthralled by our new book on Monday 'Mr Wolf's Pancake'. We couldn't believe it when we had a message from Mr Wolf himself on Tuesday asking for our help to create a shopping list to help him make some of his...

Tasty Toast!

This week in Early Years we have been practising our real life skills, making our own yummy snack. As a class we decided we would like to make toast. We worked with our adults to toast the bread before adding butter and jam spreads with real knives.       

Parent Notice

Please find attached a helpful sheet all about how you can support your child's learning at school and at home. If you have any questions please speak to a member of the Early Years team. [embeddoc...

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