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 25th March 2019):

We have been reviewing our phase 3 sounds:  (we have learnt that the igh sound is a trigraph) and we have been reviewing sh, ch, th, ng, ee, ai, oa, or, ar, ur, ow and oi in phonics.  We are continuing to practice our segmenting and blending skills during these sessions.

In our Literacy sessions we have been having a go at writing character names while using the Forest role play area.

In maths we have continuing to work on the skill of subtraction in many different ways.  We have learnt lots of subtraction number rhymes and have been trying to solve subtraction calculations in many different ways.

This week and last week we have been on a long nature walk during our outdoor learning sessions.  We followed pictures on our map and had to use positional words to describe where we were going.  We ended up at the river and we really enjoyed playing ‘Poohsticks’ at the bridge.

We have been enjoying our gymnastics sessions in PE.  We have been perfecting our squashy landings and moving along a variety of equipment in different ways.  This week we have been using the large climbing frame.

Last term we learnt the story of ‘Greedy Jack.’ Click here to hear our class version of the story. Greedy Jack 2018

Our Learner of the Week this week is : Oliver for being really resilient with his maths.

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

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

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

  • Our topic about ‘Julia Donaldson’
  • Outdoor learning will continue this term, we will be going on local walks and visiting the Copse.
  • Phonics: Blending and segmenting skills with phase 3 sounds.
  • Reading and spelling words on our frog, panda, tiger and butterfly words.
  • Maths: Counting to 10 and beyond, recognising numbers, ordering numbers, naming and recognising shapes
  • Role Play Area will be a forest.
  • Using our computer and laptops to try out different programs.
  • PE sessions will  focus on Streetdance.
  • This term we are going be having music lesson with Mrs Parsons.
  • and lots more…

Home Learning: Check your Book bags for your child’s first reading book and words. After half term we will be adding in the following:

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: