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: 17th June 2019):

We have begun learning about phase 4 blends and having a try at reading CVCC words.  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 are continuing our non fiction books which we will continue next week.

In maths we have been learning about sharing and how to share a number.

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 : Cara-Mai for great listening and resilience during sports day.

Certificates given out this term: Poppy was the first to achieve her 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 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

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: