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!”


Nursery – Growing Vegetables

In the Spring, Nursery planted onions and carrots. On return to school in September , they were delighted to see that their crops had grown and were ready to harvest. The class talked about how the crops looked, felt, smelt and tasted. As a special treat, the onions...

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. Photos in gallery

Whickham Waddle

The Whickham Waddle is an annual charity walk to raise money for charity (NECCR). With the support of parents and staff our Nursery children were able to take part in this year's Whickham Waddle. The weather was as kind as it could be as they strolled up the hill...

Nursery Zoo Lab

On Wednesday Zoo Lab visited Nursery. Children were able to see and feel the creatures.  Some  were even brave enough to hold a millipede and a snake. Zoo Lab brought tarantulas and scorpions too. Photos in...

Pirates in Nursery

Nursery have been exploring the theme of pirates. They have made pirate hats and eye patches, drawn treasure maps and been on voyages in their own pirate ship. Photographs in 2014- 2015 Nursery album -...

Bike it Ben

Nursery , Reception and Year 1 children benefited from a stabilizer free bike session when Bike it Ben paid us a visit on Wednesday morning. The infants who took part did extremely well and all said they'd had a lovely time. Thank you once again to Ben. Photographs...

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