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 and Mrs Rowland



Welcome back everyone! Hopefully, you are all ready to start this brand new school year and have had a really enjoyable summer break. We are looking forward to hearing about all the amazing things you have been doing.

This term begins with the fascinating topic of Birds. We will be starting our year by looking at the text ‘The Owl who was afraid of the dark’ by Gill Thompson and moving on later in the year to look at the story ‘Skyhawk’ by Gill Lewis. We will be creating our own unique stories based on these texts, doing plenty of patient bird watching and having the chance to get up close and personal with some incredible birds!


Enjoy Achieving Together At Home 


Week beginning Monday 15th October 2018




This week we will be starting our look at addition and getting practical before starting to put our ideas down into more pictorial and abstract ideas in our maths books.


This week we will be having a Big Write session creating our very own story. We will also be looking at the poem The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson.


This week we will create a life cycle of an owl looking at each stage of its life.


How was Jesus good news to the lepers in the story in Luke? We will be spending the day creating a beautiful piece of work in our RE books.


Stories of the Month

The Owl who was afraid of the Dark – Gill Thompson


Don't forget.......

     * Reading books and home contact books in school everyday.

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


Diary dates:

       *  Beech - Meet the Teacher - Monday 24th September at 6pm

    *  Beech Open Mornings - Wednesday 3rd October and Friday 5th October 



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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