Welcome to Star Class

Hemyock Primary School provides a full-day pre-school setting during term time only, from Monday to Friday.

Our session times are as follows.

Morning Session –      9am-11.30am

Lunch Session –          11.30am-12.45pm

Afternoon Session  – 12.45pm-3.15pm

We are registered to take children aged from 2 to 5 years. 

We charge £4 per hour.

We receive Golden Ticket Funding for children aged two from families who meet certain criteria (see https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/early-years-and-childcare/childcare/golden-tickets) and Early Years Entitlement Funding for children aged 3 and 4.

We also take part in the 30 hours extended funding for eligible parents.

Our teacher is Ms Poulet

Mrs Longmuir, Miss Sloman and Miss Drew-Goss are our Teaching Assistants.


This week we will be exploring the concepts of full and empty. We will also share the story ‘Mr Gumpy’s outing and investigate ways of constructing our own forms of water transport.


This week we will be sharing the book ‘The Rainbow Fish’. We will talk about how the character is feeling and share our ideas about how he can be more friendly. We will also explore colour mixing and how to use powder paints.


This week we will continue to learn about the seaside and fossils. We will also explore different tools and mark making to create our artwork.


This week in Star Class we are continuing to learn about the seaside and the natural objects that you would find on the beach. We will also be using some of these natural objects to make artwork in the style of the artist Andy Goldsworthy.


Spring has sprung!

This week we will be exploring ‘spring’ related activities. We shall paint spring flowers, talk about animals and their babies and we will also discuss how we might be celebrating Easter.


This week we will be learning about African animals. We will be naming them, looking at their features and talking about where they live. We will also be exploring 2D shapes.


This Thursday is ‘World Book Day’ and so we will be sharing our love for reading more than ever throughout the week.  We will be talking about our favourite books, characters and illustrations as well as exploring how to handle books with care.

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