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 Miss Morrison and Mrs Wilkinson. Our page shows activities that we have been doing each month, which are included in our ongoing ‘Learning Journeys.’

This week in Geckos Class: (Week beginning 5th February)

We had another opportunity to play in our new Role Play Area: ‘A magical forest’and had a lot of fun.

We had a special ‘Sign to sing’ assembly on Thursday and thank you to everyone who donated a pound towards the charity.

We have learnt a new digraph and trigraph in phonics: oa and igh. We sent home a ‘rainbow alphabet’ the other week which contains all the digraphs we will be learning in Geckos class, so please check book bags if you haven’t already. We now know how to form the following letters correctly: c o a d g q s  f and e.

We have been adding numbers this week in maths and been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and weighing.

Outdoor learning will continue again next term. Please see the outdoor letter in book bags,

Group 3 will be spotting shapes during their shape walk, on the green, and group 1 will visit the copse to create a ‘magical spell!’ Group 2 can enjoy Child Initiated learning in the school grounds.

Please continue to use the Maths folders , with a set of Numicon and look for your new ‘mathletics’ password. Practise reading and spelling the words and sounds found in the Book bags.

Our Learner of the Week this week is: Isla, for her fantastic reading and spelling of key words.

Certificates given out this term: (Who will be the first to receive their Bronze certificate?)

Maths Passports given out this term: (Who will be the first to receive their Great Britain passport?)

We are looking forward to learning about the following things this Spring term:

  • Our topics about ‘Magic’ and ‘Celebrating difference.’
  • Outdoor learning, using the school grounds, the copse and walking in the local area.
  • Phonics: The following sounds: j v w x y z q, plus the digraphs sh ch th ng ai ee oa and trigraph igh
  • Reading and spelling words on our frog, panda, tiger, butterfly, fish, elephant, toucan and ladybird cards
  • Maths: Counting, recognising and ordering 1-20,, ‘1 more and 1 less,’ addition of sets, weighing, 2d and 3d shapes.
  • Street dance
  • and lots more…

Home Learning: Check your Book bags and:

Please keep going with reading and spelling the words below: Which words are you on?

Phase 2 words: Frog, Panda, Tiger and Butterfly words.  Once children can read and spell these words then they get the phase 2 bookmark and start phase 3 words.




Phase 3 words: Elephant, Fish, Toucan and Ladybird words.  Once children can read and spell these words then they get the phase 3 bookmark and start phase 4 words.










Handwriting patterns   Greentrees Letter Formation

Maths packs  

Have you used your the numicon to try ordering numbers?





Useful Links for Home: Reading talk for parents October 2017

Foundation Stage curriculum info:

Bug club website:


Phonics play:

January/February 2018

We have been enjoying using the Magical Forest role play area!






Outdoor learning has been fun!










We have been cooking cheesecake in groups of 4 every Thursday.



December 2017

We have been enjoying taking part in lots of Christmas themed activities





November 2017

Outdoor Learning






We have been learning about the artist Mondrian and having a try at colour mixing using the primary colours.










When we first started . . . (September and October 2017) 

Communication and Language

Expressive Art and Design



Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Understanding the World