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.
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.
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
Our Spring term theme is 'Traditional Tale'
Week 1: Goldilocks And The Three Bears
Week 2: The Gingerbread Man
Week 3: The Three Little Pigs
Week 4: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Week 5: The Little Red Hen
Week 6: Jack And The Beanstalk
Week 7: Little Red Riding Hood
Week 8: Hansel and Gretel
Week 9: The Elves And The Shoemaker
Week 10: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Week 11: Sleeping Beauty
Week 12: Cinderella