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 Bailey and Mrs Gilbert.

Autumn 2017

This half term, Starfish will be learning about different types of homes and where they live. They have decided they would like to make models of houses using boxes and junk. Please send in any cardboard boxes you may have at home. They would also like to learn about woodland animals and where they live. We will be spending a lot of time developing fine motor control, through exciting activities, as we have noticed that a large proportion of the class are struggling to hold a pencil with an effective grip.

After half term we will be learning about special times the children celebrate. We will be learning songs for the Christmas play.

In Outdoor Schools, we will be making dens and shelters for woodland animals. The children will be getting to know the school grounds and be creating natural art linked to our topic. 

We will be starting Table Time, working in small groups to make ourselves some toast and a drink, as well as continue to develop our table manners. We will continue our ‘mile’ a day on the school field. 

Children will be starting to recognise and write numbers to 5, 10 or 20. We will be focussing on using correct number formations. The children will be learning counting rhymes to support their understanding for numbers. We will move onto practical adding and subtraction as the term progresses.

We will teach phonics daily through Read, Write, Inc. The children will be learning to form letters correctly and write their names. They will also be encouraged to mark make. We have a ‘WOW’ wall display in the classroom and the children are being encouraged to take ownership over which pieces of their learning are displayed.

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, to be displayed and celebrated in the classroom.