Welcome to

EYFS Starfish Class

Introducing our Starfish Class staff:

Miss Manlow

Miss Manlow

Class Teacher

This is our classroom:

Our EYFS outdoor area

Our Play shed

Our class topics and texts

All about me!


Aliens in Space

Animal Investigation

Watch and Grow

Picnic by the sea

Starfish Seashore Explorer badges:

  • Listen to a story

  • Bubbles

  • Beach races

  • Beach singing

  • Follow my leader

  • Beach picnic

Examples of our learning this year:


Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Starfish are also known as Asteroids due to being in the class Asteroidea.

Starfish are marine invertebrates. They typically have a central disc and usually five arms, though some species have a larger number of arms. The aboral or upper surface may be smooth, granular or spiny, and is covered with overlapping plates. Many species are brightly coloured in various shades of red or orange, while others are blue, grey or brown. Starfish have tube feet operated by a hydraulic system and a mouth at the centre of the oral or lower surface. They are opportunistic feeders and are mostly predators on benthic invertebrates. Several species have specialized feeding behaviours including eversion of their stomachs and suspension feeding. Most can regenerate damaged parts or lost arms and they can shed arms as a means of defence.