Beech Class 2018 - 2019

Mr Heathcote

Mr Heathcote

I am really excited to be teaching at Whitegate! I qualified as a teacher in 2015 and have found my first few years in teaching to be fantastic!
I am a huge fan of cricket and I love nothing more than watching or playing the game. I also really enjoy playing football and squash and enjoy going out on my bike. I am also actively involved in my church where I regularly play piano.


Class teacher – Mr Heathcote (


Teaching Assistants - Mrs Metcalf, Mrs Rowland and Mrs Feast


Summer term

What an exciting Summer Term is awaiting us! This term we will be getting our teeth into the amazing topic of Castles! We will be spending quite some time looking at what they were for, why they were built and how society worked in the days when castles were the greatest symbol of power. We will be researching lots of non-fictional information about castles, knights and of course looking at Beeston Castle which is our summer residential!


Enjoy Achieving Together At Home 


Week beginning Monday 25th April 2019



We will start this week by celebrating British Values through looking at some stories that demonstrate them. We will be learning about what the different British Values are. We will then be starting our brand new topic all to do with castles. You will just have to wait and see what we will be learning about!


This week in maths, we will be finishing our look at pattern spotting and multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. We will then be moving on to revising our times tables and this would be great for you to practise at home with your child. There are loads of great games but the children particularly love Hit the Button:

Wider Curriculum

This week we will be carrying on looking at our science topic of rocks but this time moving on to looking at fossils. What are they? Where do they come from? How are they made? We will also be carrying on with our castles topic.




The Garden, the curtain and the Cross -


Don't forget.......

       Reading books and home contact books in school everyday.

      Swimming kits must be in on Tuesdays so we can go swimming.

      Please ensure children are reading at least 5 times a week.



Diary dates:

       *  Easter Service - Thursday 18th April 2.15pm in church





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Whitegate CE Primary School


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