Acorns 2018 - 2019

Mrs Phillingham

Mrs Phillingham

Teaching children has been a passion of mine since I was a young girl, from caring for babies in crèche, (aged 10) teaching Sunday school (aged 16) and then teaching on Children’s camps as a young adult. I have been a Primary teacher since September 1999 and have worked in a variety of schools during that time and across the age range. It’s a challenging and rewarding vocation. My interests include reading, walking, chatting with people and watching films, which are shared with my husband, the Youth and Families Minister at our local church, and our children, aged 10 and 11. I help run a Tots group each week and enjoy sharing our home with the “Young People” from church. It is lovely to return to my home county and I am blessed to enjoy its many attractive features including shopping in Chester, Wales on the doorstep and extended family quite close by. Being part of the Whitegate family completes my busy life. I look forward to working with those in this Community.

Mrs Phillingham

Mrs Phillingham

Teaching children has been a passion of mine since I was a young girl, from caring for babies in crèche, (aged 10) teaching Sunday school (aged 16) and then teaching on Children’s camps as a young adult. I have been a Primary teacher since September 1999 and have worked in a variety of schools during that time and across the age range. It’s a challenging and rewarding vocation. My interests include reading, walking, chatting with people and watching films, which are shared with my husband, the Youth and Families Minister at our local church, and our children, aged 10 and 11. I help run a Tots group each week and enjoy sharing our home with the “Young People” from church. It is lovely to return to my home county and I am blessed to enjoy its many attractive features including shopping in Chester, Wales on the doorstep and extended family quite close by. Being part of the Whitegate family completes my busy life. I look forward to working with those in this Community.

WELCOME TO ACORNS!

Class teachers - Mrs Brehaut  (rbrehaut@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk) & Mrs Phillingham (jphillingham@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Teaching Assistants - Miss Barlow(HLTA) and Mrs Rowland

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In Foundation Stage the children's learning is based on what they choose to learn about and we use the statutory curriculum to ensure we cover the necessary learning objectives. It is a very important stage of the children's development when a lot of learning takes place, both through adult led and child initiated learning.

Achieving Together At Home 

Week beginning 9th July 2018

Congratultions this week  to Lola for getting our 'Outstanding Behaviour' award  and Jacob who is our 'Good Samarition' .

 

Phonics -

  • Phase 4 as explained in Phonics correspondence books.
  • Recapping Phase 3 sounds.
  • Recapping all the short and long sounds of the alphabet
  • We will recap all spellings 
  • New words to read this week are; can't  other  want  and wanted

English -

  • Writing about our memories of the year.
  • Writing a description of various sea creatures

Maths -  

  • Symmetry
  • Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's
  • Number bonds to 10

R.E. - God the Holy Spirit is a gift

Knowledge and Understanding of the World- 

  • Investigating living processes including the life cycle of a butterfly
  • Keeping safe in the sun

 

Child Initiated Learning is an important part of the EYFS curriculum. Challenges are set up each week to encourage children to 'have a go' and demonstrate their understanding of what has been taught during adult led sessions. 

Videos for Children There are videos below that will support your child's learning. Some are American and so in class we use English pronunciation, for example, twenny is corrected to twenty and the children are told why. Each week we will update the Phonics videos to match the sounds we are recapping and the others can be found on You Tube.  

Newsletters, Topic Webs and Plans can be found beneath all the videos in 'Files to download'.

 

 

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Contact the School

Whitegate CE Primary School

Whitegate
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 2AY

Chair of Governors:
Mrs Teresa Finney

Head teacher:
Mrs Caroline Mackenzie

Clerk to Governors:
Mrs Susan Knight

Main Contact: Mrs Caroline Mackenzie Mrs Michelle Shephard (Bursar)

Tel: 01606 288080
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