Swaffham Prior C of E Primary School

Keep Growing

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery & Reception) is taught by Miss Cranness (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Mrs Westwood (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). The class is supported by Mrs Wybrew.

Our Reception children are called Hedgehogs and our Nursery are called Hoglets.



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 In Hedgehogs, children are given time to play and learn independently. There are planned, purposeful activities and the children can choose which area of the inside or outside classroom they would like to work in. This is alongside adult directed tasks where the teacher and TA work with a smaller group of children.

We have daily phonics sessions to help develop our reading and writing and daily maths to develop our number skills. We are very lucky to have an amazing forest and nature area that we use on Mondays and Fridays.

We offer a well-resourced and stimulating learning environment for our children based around their interests. We rotate resources to reflect children’s interests and the current theme. The classroom is set up into areas to support the children’s learning and development across the 7 areas of learning. Children are provided with plenty of time to engage in ‘exploration’ throughout the variety of experiences carefully planned to engage and challenge them in the provision. The curriculum is planned for the inside and outside classrooms and equal importance is given to learning in both areas.

Please click here for our Autumn 1 Half term curriculum map

Please click here for our Autumn 1 Timetable


Parents, have a look at class Dojo for all our latest class news and updates, including  photos of the children's learning. 

Remember to bring the following items to school each day:

* water bottle

* reading book and reading record in your book bag

*  coat or waterproof jacket if necessary

Have a look at our appetsing lunch menu: Chartwells Super Yummy Kitchen 

Please refer to the Home Learning page for Hedgehogs home learning resources.