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Welcome to Early Years at
St Swithun Wells








Hedgehogs Class

Mrs Watson, Ms Andrews

Mrs Gigg  & Mrs Parker.


        Mrs Watson - Monday to Wednesday

        Ms Andrews - Thursday  & Friday

Mrs Gigg - every morning        Mrs Parker - every afternoon

Library day is Friday                      P.E. day is Friday

Reading books could be changed any day so please keep in book bag.



Throughout your child's first year at St Swithun Wells we want them to be happy, feel safe and secure and develop good relationships with adults and children. We will provide opportunities for children to develop effective learning skills.

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Being willing to 'have a go' and keeping trying
  • Choosing ways to do things and making links in their learning
  • Creating and thinking critically


We are always available to answer any questions.  For quick questions please feel free to catch us at the class door.  For anything else, please make an appointment for a mutually convenient time.


Our Autumn topic is...


Autumn Adventures & Celebrations (including Christmas).


We will be looking in the school grounds for different signs of the changes in the season. Using some natural objects to aid our learning.  Writing our own stories & maybe even making our own movies!


Some books we will be reading are...         

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We will need some conkers & acorns to help us with our learning & also large sticks about 50cm to 1m long & quite thick - if you can help us find some please send them in - thank you.              


Christmas is coming fast & it will soon be time to start rehearsing for the KS1 Christmas show.  We will let you know how you can help us prepare nearer the time - the Hedgehogs always have a star part!


Don't forget to add your own observations to Tapestry. Only 4 families have added so far.


Please let us know if you have any questions - we are always happy to help in any way we can.

Thank you.



Our Class Prayers

A special Welcome Liturgy for the Hedgehogs with Father Raffaele

   Meet  Skip & Bounce.   

They are our new friends who are going to help us learn our 'Kinetic Letters' handwriting.  You will find out more about them very soon.

St Swithun Wells Handwriting

This is the Robinson Family. They feature in the Oxford Reading Tree books which feature as the core reading scheme for Hedgehogs.  You will get to know them very well over the year!Related image

Meet the Oxford Reading Tree Family.

Curriculum Links to help your child.

Snow Day Work

The Skeleton Dance | Super Simple Songs

We have been having lots of fun dancing to this & learning about our bones.

Learning games.