Welcome to St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy - see our new video tour on the Welcome page.

St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith


Children have access to a variety of resources within their continuous provision that helps to both develop and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding when designing and making within their own play. 

Construction area: Children have access to a wide variety of construction kits where they can build, join, stack, balance and adapt their own constructions. 

Make and do area: children have the opportunity to use a variety of tools and techniques and processes and select and combine using a variety of materials. 

Funky fingers: We use tools and techniques used for design and technology such as scissors, punches, threading, sewing, hammering to develop those all important fine motor skills.  

Large loose parts construction: Outside the children have access to a wide variety of large scale resources such as, crates, drain pipes, tubes & planks giving them the opportunity to design make, adapt, problem solve, modify and put structures to the test together alongside their peers. 

Tasty Tuesday cooking Area: every week the children are given the opportunity to explore and make with food. 

Three Billy Goats Gruff Bridge Making

Making Goldilocks porridge

Design and making blended learning packs

Hansel & Gretel: designing and making a house made of sweets