Early Years

Mrs Wicks (Teacher) / Mrs Vanner/ Miss Robinson


“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!”


Swalwell Pizzaria

We have been busy making pizzas in Early Years. The children all chose their own toppings and wrote a shopping list of the ingredients they would need. We had some very unusual topping choices such as broccoli, blueberries and cake! We then all made our own pizzas...

Story time in Early Years

Early Years were lucky enough to receive a visit from Maria and Joanne from Gateshead Library Services. We listened and took part in a story, ”Car, Car, Truck, Jeep” joining in with the actions and noises that the vehicles made. Then we sang some songs and made a...

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...

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