Welcome to St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy. Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith.

St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith

Early Years

Welcome To St-Swithun's Early Years Foundation Stage

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Hello and welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage at St Swithun's school. Our vibrant unit is made up of two classes. We have our Caterpillar class who are our foundation 1 children and our Butterfly class who are our foundation 2 children. These children are registered and have differentiated sessions separately but come together for our child initiated play sessions. 


We have two teachers in the Early Years; Mrs Mitchinson who teaches on a Mon, Tue, Wed with Mrs Briers and Mrs Oxborough who teaches on a Wed, Thur, Fri with Mrs Myers. 


If you would like to speak with us we are available every morning at 8.45am on the main school playground or 3.10pm in the Foundation Stage playground. 

EYFS Intent:

At St-Swithun’s Primary Academy our foundation stage aims to deliver an ambitious curriculum centred around high quality teaching and learning experiences. Children are encouraged to actively learn through playing and exploring, allowing them to think creatively and critically across all areas of the curriculum. We strive to give children the very best start in life and support needed to enable them to fulfil their full future potential and success. A rich, vibrant, positive learning environment enables us to develop a lifelong love of learning.

EYFS Curriculum Statement of intent

EYFS Development Matters Framework

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Assessment Handbook

FS1 Caterpillar Handbook

FS2 Butterfly Handbook

Blended learning timetable 

9am: Wake and shake 

9.15: Live phonics lesson

10.30: Live English lesson

11.30: Live Maths Lesson 

12.00: Lunch 

PM: Choose an activity from the weekly topic menu

3pm: Recorded story time

Our Spring term topic is 'Traditional Tales'

Traditional Tales Homework Project

Traditional Tales Knowledge Organiser

Traditional tale, screen free, wellbeing Wednesdays goody bags

Traditional Tales blended learning

Our Autumn term theme is 'People Who Help Us'

People Who help Us homework Project

People who help us: fire fighter

Road Crossing Patroller

People who help us: police

People who help us: postal worker

People who help us: bus driver

People who help us: refuse worker

People who help us: Dentist

People who help us: doctors and nurses

People who help us: vets

Our summer term theme is 'transport'. 

Week 1: Cars

Week 2: Bikes

Week 3: Train

Week 4: Rocket

Week 5: Boats

Week 6: Tractors 

Week 7: Bus 

Week 8: Aeroplane

Week 9: Diggers

Week 10: Lorries and vans 

Week 11: Hot air balloon 



Transport Knowledge Organiser

Exploring boats, floating and sinking, full and empty at home

Exploring aeroplanes at home

Exploring bikes and time at home

Exploring cars at home