Welcome to St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy.

St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith

Early Years

Welcome to the early Years Foundation Stage class page

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith.


At St Swithun’s Primary Academy we ensure that every child feels loved, nurtured and valued.We encourage our children to learn actively through playing and exploring, allowing them to think creatively and critically across all areas of the curriculum.

We strive to develop our children's independence, confidence and resilience giving them the very best start in life with the 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.

Welcome To St-Swithun's Early Years Foundation Stage

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EYFS Curriculum Statement of intent

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Assessment Handbook

FS1 Caterpillar Handbook

FS2 Butterfly Handbook

Our Autumn 1 Half Term theme is 'Marvellous Me' 

Week 1: My Marvellous Summer 

Week 2: My Marvellous Family

Week 3: My Marvellous Friends 

Week 4: My Marvellous Home

Week 5: My Marvellous Pets

Week 6: My Marvellous Book

Week 7: My Marvellous Food


Our Autumn 2 Half Term theme is 'Celebrations'

Week 1: Diwali and Bonfire Night

Week 2: Remebrance

Week 3: Birthdays

Week 4: Birthdays

Week 5: Hanukkah

Week 6: Advent/ Christmas

Week 7: Advent/ Christmas

Our Spring term theme is 'Traditional Tales'

Spring 1

Week 1: Goldilocks And The Three Bears 

Week 2: Little Red Riding Hood 

Week 3: The Gingerbread Man 

Week 4: Hansel and Gretel

Week 5: The Three Little Pigs

Week 6: Cinderella


Spring 2

Week 1: Jack and the Beanstalk

Week 2: Jack and the Beanstalk (Pancake Day and World Book Day)

Week 3: The Elves And The Shoemaker 

Week 4: Three Billy Goats Gruff

Week 5: Enormous Turnip

Week 6: Ugly Duckling


Our Summer 1 Half Term theme is 'Wonderful World'

Week 1: Our School

Week 2: Local Library

Week 3: Our Church

Week 4: Fire Station

Week 5: Kings Park

Week 6: Retford Market


Our Summer 2 Half Term theme is 'Transport'

Week 1: The Queen - linked to Platinum Jubilee

Week 2: Bikes and Scooter

Week 3: Boats

Week 4: Train

Week 5: Bus and Road Transport

Week 6: Planes and Holidays

Week 7: Transition