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 4th December)

We have been busy practicing our Christmas play ‘A Miracle in Town’ and we are enjoying singing all of the songs.  This week in phonics we have been working on reading words using all the sounds we have learnt so far.  We have also been very busy using our phonics to write Christmas lists, label models for Santa’s workshop and writing Christmas cards.  We have begun using our Santa’s workshop role play area, where we have been wrapping presents and writing labels for these.  In maths we have been learning about repeating patterns and have been trying to achieve our next steps of trying a 3 or 4 part pattern in a variety of ways.

Our Learner of the Week: this week is Gareth for fantastic resilience during PE sessions

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?)

November 2017

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

  • Our topics about ‘Colour’ and ‘Celebrations’ (including Christmas).
  • Outdoor learning, using the school grounds.
  • Phonics: The following sounds: s a t p i n m d g o c k e u r h b f l, including the digraphs ck, ff, ss, ll
  • Reading and spelling words on our frog, panda, tiger and butterfly cards
  • Maths: Counting, recognising and ordering 1-20, ‘more and fewer’, ‘1 more and 1 less,’ Repeating patterns, measuring by height and length.
  • Outdoor P.E
  • 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?




Frog Words                      Panda Words





Tiger Words                   Butterfly 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:

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