Mrs Wicks (Teacher) / Mrs Vanner


“Welcome to Nursery! 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!”


The Room on the Broom

After reading the story, Room on the Broom, Nursery received a letter from the witch asking if they could help her to collect the ingredients to make a new broom. Children had to follow the recipe and search for the ingredients to add to the cauldron to make a truly...

Chopwell Woods

Nursery spent a lovely morning at Chopwell Woods. They went on a treasure hunt through the woods to find letters to make a Christmas word, collected leaves to make wreaths and decorated a willow star. Photos in the...

Nursery Party

There were some very excited children at the Nursery Christmas Party on Tuesday 13th December especially when Santa made a surprise visit to bring gifts to all the children. Why not check out the photographs in the gallery to see how much fun our youngsters had?...

Away in a Manger

This week,Nursery and Reception performed their Christmas Play,' Away in a Manger'.The story is about Maurice the mule who is possessive about his manger. For some of our children this was their first experience of being on a stage and they showed great confidence and...


Nursery children explored pumpkins. They counted seeds and recorded their findings. Using handprints and white paints they made skeleton and ghost pictures. Photos

Harvesting Crops

Children were excited when they returned to school in September to see how well our vegetables had grown. Everyone helped to pull up the crops but better still, everyone enjoyed looking at and tasting them....

Nursery Graduation

Relatives and friends joined Mrs Wickes and Mrs Vanner in a special farewell to the older  nursery children, who are moving on to Miss Lawson in Reception Class in September. The Graduation Day ceremony was held this morning ( Tuesday 19th July) at 10;30am to...

Nursery Sports Day

Well done to all the Nursery children for their great sporting achievement and performance . A big thank you to all who came to cheer the youngsters on. Photo Link

Nursery Library Visit

As part of our World Book Day celebration, Nursery children visited Whickham Library. They spent time exploring the books in the library and listened to the story of Itchy,  Scratchy Bear. Those children who are moving up to Reception in September received their...

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