Willow Class 2019 - 2020

Mr Heathcote

Mr Heathcote

I am really excited to be entering my third year of teaching at Whitegate! I am passionate about teaching and I always want children to come out feeling that they have learnt something new each day. I feel truly privileged to be working in such a wonderful school with such a hard working team, supportive parents and fantastic pupils!
I am a huge fan of cricket and I love nothing more than watching or playing the game. I think some of the children will be able to testify how excited I was about the Cricket World Cup held this year! Music is another love of mine as I enjoy playing both the piano and guitar both in school with the children and out of school in various different church worship settings.


Class teacher – Mr Heathcote 

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Rowland 


Spring 2020

A huge welcome back to everyone! It is a new year, a new decade and a new start!

Delving into Fatal Forces is our new topic. Together, we will be exploring the remarkable world of scientific forces as well as other forces including morals, love and fear. To help us with this, we will be enjoying the story of King Kong by Antony Browne.

In maths, we will be having a major focus on multiplication and division. We will also be looking at fractions as these are so linked together. Make sure you keep on practising at home as this is the term were all your hard work at home with your parents will pay off!

Across the wider curriculum, we will be using our computing skills with film production, history skills by looking at dinosaurs, geography skills with mapping across Melanesia. With science being our focus this term, we will be looking at forces from gravity to air resistance. Also, we will be exploring living things and their habitats including classification and habitats. We will be looking at honesty in our RE sessions as well as discussing moral issues such as forced marriage and capturing animals.


Week beginning  27.1.20



We will be looking at a Traditional Chinese Tale.


We will be carrying on with our work on multiplication. Make sure you know your times tables!


We will be looking at the Lord's Prayer and focusing on what it means when Christians pray "Your Kingdom come..."

Wider Curriculum

We will be developing our skills in gym, finishing our science investigation into gravity and enjoying the story of Kensuke’s Kingdom. Don’t forget to get your copy!


Homework set 24.1.20

1. Practise your times tables. Remember, little and often is better than lots sometimes.

2. Practise you spellings. The third list has been sent home tonight and these will be the focus until after the February Half term.

3. Remember to read 5 nights out of 7.

4. Learn the words: astute, fathom, impending, imminent, ritual and dilemma.

5. Read chapter two of Kensuke's Kingdom.



Don’t forget to read each night and record it in your diary.

Keep practising those timetables. Remember, a little and often is better than once a week.


Have a look at http://www.multiplication.com/games  


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Chinese New Year Themed Week, by Mrs Mackenzie

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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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