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St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith

Early Years

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

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

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 


Knowledge organiser

Homework project

The Little Red Hen

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Little Pigs

The Gingerbread man

Goldilocks And The Three Bears

Our Autumn term theme is 'Marvellous Me' 

Week 1: My Marvellous Summer 

Week 2: Marvellous Me 

Week 3: My Marvellous Friends 

Week 4: My Marvellous Book

Week 5: My Marvellous Home

Week 6: My Marvellous Garden

Week 7: My Marvellous Family 

Week 8: My Marvellous Pet

Week 9: My Marvellous Toy

Week 10: My Marvellous Birthday 

Week 11: My Marvellous Senses 

Week 12: My Marvellous Christmas 

My Marvellous Name

Baking Marvellous Me

My Marvellous Name Hunt

My Marvellous Charcoal Portrait

Our summer terms theme is animals 

Week 1: Animals in the desert 

Week 2: Animals in the home 

Week 3: Animals in the ground 

Week 4: Animals in the garden 

Week 5: Animals in the sky

Week 6: Animals before time

Week 7: Animals in the woodland 

Week 8: Animals at the farm 

Week 9: Animals in the zoo

Week 10: Animals in the river 

Week 11: Animals in the jungle 

Week 12: Animals in the artic 

Week 13: Animals in the sea


Animals in the pond; pond dipping

Animals on the farm; our living eggs project

Animals in the garden; Our caterpillar life cycle project

Animals in the sky; our bird watching project

Animals in the soil; our habitats project

Animals in the soil; our digging project

Animals in the home; our pets project

Spring terms theme is people who help us!

Week 1: Teachers

Week 2: Doctors and Nurses 

Week 3: Vet

Week 4: Police 

Week 5: Firefighter 

Week 6: Postal worker 

Week 7: Dentist 

Week 8: Opticians 

Week 9: Traffic Warden 

Week 10: Dustbin men/women 

Week 11: Mechanic 


People Who Help Us Knowledge Organiser

People Who Help Us Homework Project

Project Showcase

Mother’s Day


Doctors and nurses




Postal worker



Shrove Tuesday

Road Safety

Refuse worker

Celebrating the colours of our St Swithuns Rainbow!