Welcome to the Geckos Class Page

Our Teacher is Mrs Patel and our Teaching Assistants are Miss Morrison, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Mort. 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: 15th July 2019):

This week is our last week in Geckos.  We have been busy tidying the classroom ready for the new children.  This week we have been practicing our keywords, phonics and maths passport skills.  On Wednesday we will go and watch Year 6’s leavers assembly at the juniors, on Thursday we will watch the Talent Show and then bring home all of our learning from this year.

Over the past few weeks we have been watching our caterpillars grow and turn into butterflies.  Our 5 beautiful butterflies were released onto our school field.  The Treefrogs and the Geckos all enjoyed watching the release of our butterflies and waved goodbye to them.  See our photos in the photo gallery below.

A few weeks ago we went to River Bourne Community Farm.  We had a lovely time watching, feeding and stroking the animals.  We were very resilient with our walking on such a warm day.

We are continuing with learning about phase 4 blends and having a try at reading and spelling words with them.  We have also been reviewing all our phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs including sh, ch, th, ng, ee, ai, oa, or, ar, ur, ow, oi, igh, air, ear and ure. in phonics.  We are continuing to practice our segmenting and blending skills during these sessions.

In our Literacy sessions we finished our own story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

In maths we have been learning about symmetrical patterns and making our own using collage, drawing, painting and using the laptops.  In our art session we created our own symmetrical butterflies using paint, glitter and collage.

We have begun using our Wildlife Explorers Shop and exploring using coins to pay for things.

On Fridays we will be continuing our Save The Planet topic.

Our Learner of the Week this week is : N/A

Certificates given out this term:  Nida, Evie, Poppy and Charlotte have achieved their Bronze certificate

Maths Passports given out this term: Who will be the first to achieve their Great Britain passport? All these people have: Nida, Lathyn, James, Samuel, Van, Angel, Charlie, Henry, Jules, Poppy, Mykiel, Vidita, Georgia, Charlotte, Ellie, Evie and Hugo.

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

  • Our topic about ‘Wildlife Explorers’
  • Outdoor learning will continue this term, we will be going on local walks.
  • Phonics: Blending and segmenting skills with phase 3 sounds. Phase 4 blends.
  • Reading and spelling words on our frog, panda, tiger, butterfly, fish, elephant, toucan, ladybird, Zebra and Caterpillar words.
  • Maths: Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.  Doubling, halving and sharing.  Money and capacity.
  • Role Play Area will be a Wildlife Shop
  • Using our computer and laptops to try out different programs.
  • PE sessions will be practicing for Sports Day
  • and lots more…

Our Gallery

River Bourne Community Farm Trip:






We really enjoyed watching our caterpillars grow and turn into butterflies.











To launch our topic of ‘Wildlife Explorers’.  We went to Hillier Gardens on a coach for our class trip. Activities included: explored the gardens, colour hunt, making animal shelters and pond dipping. We enjoyed our picnic lunch inside.










Home Learning: Check your Book bags for your child’s first reading book and words. 

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.





Rainbow Sounds






Handwriting patterns   Greentrees Letter Formation

Maths packs  – these will be added after half term.

Have you used your the numicon to try ordering numbers?





Useful Links for Home:

Reading talk for parents October 2018

Foundation Stage curriculum info:

Bug club website:


Phonics play: