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Starfish Class

Welcome to Starfish class!


Starfish is the first class children join when they start their journey of learning through Mevagissey School. Our learning is fun, exciting, challenging and encouraging. Our teachers are Mrs Hoare, Miss Carter and Mrs Gilbert.




Children will be starting to recognise and write numbers to 5. We will be focusing on subitising amounts to 5 and developing an in depth understanding for these numbers The children will be learning counting rhymes to support their understanding for numbers. We will move into practical adding and subtraction as the term progresses.

Early Reading and Writing

We will begin to teach phonics daily through Read, Write, Inc. Some children will be learning to write some sounds they can hear in words, moving onto write small words and short captions.


Being a 'Novel Study School', will be studying 2 focus texts (Hansel and Gretel and We're Going on a Bear Hunt) during Autumn 1. Gruffalo, Stickman and The Christmas Story will be our focus texts for Autumn 2. We hope this will allow the children to develop a love for familiar texts and develop using a range of new exciting vocabulary.


Children will choose their favourite story (choice of 2 books a day) at the beginning of each day, which we will listen to at the end of the day. We will also listen to 3 other stories during the day, to again develop a love for familiar books and enjoy more new exciting vocabulary.

Sharing achievements

We will be sending home some ‘WOW’ stars so you can write down any amazing achievements the children make at home. Send them back in, once completed and we will display and celebrate in the classroom.


Topics - Autumn


I wonder who made these marks…


This open ended topic will take the children on a journey ,around the school and their immediate environment, following and identifying trails and creating maps. We will also be focusing on the work of Andy Goldsworthy.


I wonder what is in there…


Entering the ‘Enchanted Wood,’ the children will learn about woodland animals, and their habitats. They will use their senses to investigate and explore.


I wonder how we celebrate...


This project teaches children about the celebrations that take place during the autumn and winter seasons, and focus on the significance and symbolism of light at this time of year.


Our topics are 'open-ended' to allow us to follow the interests of the children and let them lead us in their and direction of choice.
Outdoor Schools 

In outdoor schools, we will be exploring our  immediate surroundings and learning about manmade and natural materials. The children will look closely at the trees and begin to notice the similarities and differences , and the changes the changes in the seasons.

We will move onto use the outdoors to create the Gruffalo, using natural materials and Stickman and his family. 


Daily homework

Starfish Class

With an adult

Sharing a weekly nursery rhyme

Sharing a library book

Read, Write Inc. Set 1 sounds book

Practicing forming Set 1 sounds correctly 

Reading and writing red 'tricky' words


Dressing and undressing

Putting on and doing up our coats