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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 Spring topic is...


Toys & Superheroes.


We will be looking at toys we play with now, toys our grown ups played with when they were little and toys our grandparents & great-grandparents may have played with.  Then our focus will become teddy bears so start choosing which bear will be coming to school for a picnic.  We will end the half term by learning about the Chinese New Year & finding out what animal is connected with the year we were born.


Some books we will be reading are...       



It would be very helpful if you could send in any 'old' toys you may have... game boys, care bears, cabbage patch dolls are all 'historic artefacts' now and we would love to look at them. We promise to look after them. If you would rather send photos it would be lovely to see them too.


Later on our topic will move onto superheroes and the superheroes in our day to day world like vets, doctors, nurses, dentists and all the emergency services including fire, police and ambulance. If you have any contacts with any of these 'superheroes' please let us know as we would love to talk to them.


Please have a look at the Curriculum leaflet for Spring 2019 below and 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.