Oak Class 2017 - 2018

Miss Webb

I am excited to join the Whitegate team, and am looking forward to getting to know everybody.

I qualified as a teacher in 1994 and my first degree is in art; a subject about which I am passionate and in which I maintain a personal interest. In more recent years, I was lucky enough to have to have the opportunity to undertake a Master's degree, where I researched schools' approaches to the teaching of writing. I found this really interesting and enjoyed the chance to work with colleagues in other schools, and to investigate best practice in learning and teaching. I think teaching is a fabulous job because every day is different.

In my spare time, I am interested in gardening and dream of having a smallholding. I've taken the first step towards this, by training to be a beekeeper and keeping hives of bees in my garden. They are truly fascinating creatures to learn about, and the added bonus is that they supply delicious honey!



Class teacher - Miss Webb  (mwebb@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Metcalf 


If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.

If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.



Enjoy Achieving Together At Home.  Week Beginning 18th June, 2018

Please continue to bring a coat to school (preferably one with a hood) as we still go outside at break time, even if it’s raining.  



Handling data linked to science investigations.

Applying our number crunching skills to problem solving.


Information writing linked to our visits.

Self-checking, editing and improving  writing to  ensure it meets ARE.

Spelling to focus on words in the Y5/6 statutory word list.  

These words are practised during handwriting sessions.

Handwriting to focus on correct join formation and refinement of the continuous cursive style.  This supports the development of a neat, legible and fluent style of writing, that can be sustained throughout a text. 


Tuesday: Orienteering day: see previous letters for details.

Thursday: Northwich Sings: see previous letters for details.

Science: Filtering and separating.

History: Using different sources of information to answer historical questions.

Art: Acrylic painting and printing techniques.

Drama / Music: Play rehearsals.


Christian Values 


Don't Forget ...

Y5 Swimming on Thursdays  

PE:  Please ensure all kit is in school every day.  If you have long hair, you will need a bobble. No jewellery, including stud earrings, is to be worn.  During Summer Term 1, we shall be doing MEVO sports on Wednesdays and Gymnastics on Thursdays.  Please have kit in school every day, in case of changes to our proposed timetable. 

PE Kit: As per the school policy, children need to wear a white t-shirt and blue shorts for PE.  A plain tracksuit can be worn during colder weather.  For indoor PE (gymnastics, dance etc), children need to wear plimsolls (laced or slip on) and for outdoor PE, they may wear trainers. 

Homework:  Friday is our turnaround day for homework. Any extra tasks will be written in purple books so please keep checking. 

Reading diaries: Need to be signed four times a week please.  A sticker is given to children who meet this target. Research indicates that pupils who read regularly at home perform better in the End of KS2 assessments. Reading stamina is an essential life skill and not something we value solely for its role in enhancing test performance.  


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 

Dr. Seuss. 




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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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