Welcome to Meadfoot Class 
Year R  
 
Welcome to Class R's page on our school website. We hope you enjoy finding out about what we are doing over the next few weeks. 
 
Here are a selection of photos from our learning opportunities including our recent alien and astronauts day!  
Foundation Stage Class R 
Staff 
Teacher: Mr Mark Witchell  
PPA cover: Mrs Amy Harvey 
 
Teaching assistants :  
Amanda Chadwick (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) 
Jackie Francis (Wednesday, Thursday) 
 
1:1 Teaching assistant Melissa Kidd 
 
EAL assistant: Mrs Joanna Piwowar 
 
 
 
Szanowni Państwo! 
Pracownicy szkoły Queensway Catholic Primary School pragną powitać Państwa dziecko w szkole. Dołożymy wszelkich starań, aby Wasze dziecko czuło u nas szczęśliwe i bezpieczne - w środowisku, w którym będzie mogło się uczyć. 
 
Dzień w szkole zaczyna się o godzinie: 8.50am i kończy o godzinie: 3.15pm, kiedy to muszą Państwo odebrać dziecko. 
 
Wychowawca Państwa dziecka nazywa się: 
Mr Witchell 
 
Osoby zajmujące się administracją nazywają się: Mrs Gale, Mrs Morley oraz 
 
Osoba ta zwykle odbiera telefony i odpowiada na zapytania Państwa w szkolnym sekretariacie. 
 
Z poważaniem 
Dyrektor 
Jane Fraser 
Washing Hands
"Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfill their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, ." 
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2012. 
 
 
The Early Years in school are known to be particularly influential in developing the skills and attitudes necessary for children to ‘learn how to learn’. 
 
Learning through Play. Children develop emotionally, intellectually, morally, physically, spiritually and socially and at different rates. All these aspects are of equal importance in the early years and are interwoven. Young children need opportunities to experiment, explore, investigate, observe and plan, implement, be imaginative and creative, and reflect upon their work and experiences. Play is an excellent learning medium and structured play activities are an integral part of the planned curriculum. Play is an important vehicle for learning and appropriate resources are provided both within and outside the classroom. 
Writing
In addition to the following as a Catholic school we follow the ‘God Matters’ RE strategy. 
 
The Early Years Foundation Stage gives equal importance to the 7 areas of learning: 
3 Prime Areas :- 
- Personal, social and emotional development 
- Communication and language 
- Physical development 
4 specific areas :- 
 
- Understanding of the world 
- Literacy 
- Expressive arts and design 
- Mathematics 
 
 
Learning Objectives  
 
 
Summer 2: 'Rumble in the Jungle' 
 
23rd June 2017 
Dear Families, 
We had a wonderful time at Paignton Zoo yesterday. It was nice and cool and we saw lots of animals! The children will now be writing about their experiences. Could you continue to read daily with your child and comment in their reading diary? Next week we are conducting a colour mixing experiment. If you have any empty spare clear plastic bottles (large or small) would you be able to bring them in? Also we are in need of more junk modelling! 
Many thanks for your continued support, 
Mark Witchell