Welcome to the Geckos Class Page.

We are a Foundation Stage class with 30 children. Our Teacher is Mrs Patel and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Hughes and Mrs Wilkinson. Our page shows activities that we have been doing each month, which are included in our ongoing ‘Learning Journeys.’

May 2017

We are looking forward to learning about the following things in the Summer term:

  • Our new topic about animals
  • Outdoor learning, including the pond, the copse and a farm trip!
  • Phonics: Trigraphs ‘ear’, ‘air’ and ‘ure’ and consonant blends.
  • Maths: Doubling, halving and sharing
  • Street dance
  • and lots more …

April 2017

  • We have enjoyed some great Outdoor Learning this term, including our ‘directional and positional language’ walk, where, amongst other things we acted out the story of the ‘3 Billy goats gruff’ on the bridge.
  • The gardening is coming on well, including the planting of herbs, potatoes, carrots and radishes! Mrs Wilkinson is our expert helper. Thank you to the generous parents who have contributed herbs to our collection.

  • The pond has been very exciting – we have seen frogs, frogspawn and  tadpoles. We are looking forward to seeing ‘frog lets’ next term.






February / March 2017

  • This term we are continuing with the topic of ‘Heroes,’ both Superheroes and real life heroes.
  • Our phonics will include the digraphs: sh, ch, th, ng, ai,  ee, oa, oo, or ar, ur, ow, oi and the trigraphs: igh, ear, air, ure.
  • Our main story this term is the traditional tale of ‘The 3 Billy Goats gruff.’
  • Maths: We will introduce subtraction and continue with our maths passports – ordering numbers to 20, counting out sets up to 20 and finding 1 more and 1 less to 20. Also, positional language and measuring.
  • Outdoor Learning days will continue on a Friday, whatever the weather!
  • P.E is gymnastics indoors.
  • This term we are continuing with our music sessions fortnightly on Friday afternoons with Mrs Parsons
  • Please continue to use Bug Club                           and Mathletics   at home to support your child’s learning.


World Book Day 2017

We enjoyed taking part in the ‘drop everything and read’ challenge.


February 2017

Reading books in the Superhero role play area.

We had our feet measured by Russell and Bromley staff and have been learning about measuring.

Using 3d boxes to create hero themed models

Being creative using boxes and tubes was lots of fun!

Number hunt in the copse during outdoor learning.

This month we have been learning to log on independently to the laptops.

Practicing our log rolls during PE

Practicing our tuck rolls during PE























Dressing up time challenge when the firemen came to visit.

We learnt all about the police as part of our topic.

Using the hose was so much fun when the firemen came to visit.
























Learning across all curriculum areas:


Literacy – Reading books and hunting for sounds.



Maths – Recognising and counting numbers accurately.

Maths – Showing a good understanding of addition through games

Physical development – Using our fine motor skills to develop our cutting.

Literacy – Writing labels for our models

Expressive Art and Design – Being creative using musical instruments.

Understanding of the World – Using technology within the classroom.

Expressive art and design – Creating Mondrian pictures using primary colours.

Maths – Comparing heights using the correct vocabulary.

Maths – Exploring with shapes

Communication and language – Using the talking telephones during outdoor learning.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Working together in the water tray.

Physical development – Using our gross motor skills to use wheeled vehicles.