Elm Class 2017 - 2018

Mrs Ross

I am thrilled to be working at Whitegate C of E Primary School teaching Elm and being part of the wider community. Although this isn’t the first time that I have worked at Whitegate, prior to starting my teacher training I volunteered in the classrooms and worked as a midday assistant. Since completing my training I have been teaching in Cheshire for 10 years. I am passionate about teaching and like to make learning fun and exciting for all the children.
Outside of school I enjoy walking, swimming and reading. Music is also a passion of mine, although I am not an expert musician, I love listening to all genres of music and thoroughly enjoy attending live performances.



Class teacher - Mrs Ross (sross@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Teaching Assistants - Miss Barlow and Mrs Feast




Our exciting new topic this term is 'Plants and Growth'. This will involve learning about our natural environment, identifying common and wild plants, trees and what they need in order to grow. We will also have a go at growing plants of our own.  The topic will be supported by texts such as the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. 


Enjoy Achieving Together At Home 

Week beginning Monday 15th January



    * Writing statements and questions related to the class text. 

    * Comprehension skills.

    * Spelling, punctuation and grammar activities.



     *  Year 1 -   Describing position, direction and movement 

                        including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns.

     *  Year 2 -  Describing position, direction and movement

                        including in  a straight line as well as distinguishing

                        between rotation as a turn and in terms of right

                       angles for quarter  turns, half and three-quarter turns

                       (clockwise and anti-clockwise).



     *  Identifying and naming wild plants.



      *  The Creation Story - Designing creation pictures for the Seven

           Days of Creation.


Don't forget.......

         * Reading books and home contact books in school everyday.

     * PE kits for Wednesday and Thursday.

     * Year 2 - Swimming kits for Tuesday.


Diary dates:

     * Year 2 Swimming starts - Tuesday 16th January

     * Art Day - Friday 19th January. Please bring in an art shirt.



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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
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