Willow Class 2020 - 2021


Class teacher – Mr Heathcote (mheathcote@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Learning Support Assistant -  Mrs Rowland




Follow us on Twitter  @willow_whitegate




Welcome Willow!


Please refer to this page for information and updates throughout the term. We will also be posting on here the weekly homework task and online learning. See below for further details. Please don't hesitate to contact us. 


Mr Heathcote smiley 



Autumn term focus

'My wellies take me to the beginning of time,'

a journey from the Stone Age to the Iron Age






PE days are now Wednesday and Thursday. Please can we ask the children to come into school with their PE kit on. As we will be outside as much as possible, please wear warm clothes and appropriate footwear.




Homework tasks will be posted on here each Friday. The children will be bringing home a homework book along with their reading book and diary. Please can we ask for tasks to be completed in the book and returned on a Tuesday. If a task is online, encourage your child to write the date and jot down the activity in their book. 




The expectation for reading in Willow is that the children read to or with an adult at least 3 times a week. Please encourage the children to record the date, title and page number and could you make a brief comment also about their reading. Sometimes a smiley is all that is needed. smiley Reading diaries will be checked on Monday's and a note put in if reading hasn't been completed at least 3 times. We will also be using the reading diaries to record individual and guided reading activities in so please can they come to school everyday. 




Another important ongoing task is practising X tables. There are many ways to do this; please see the weekly learning task for ideas.



Supporting Home Learning


Each week we will be posting a document which you will find at the bottom of the page, all about our learning for the week. Please refer to this to see what we are up to each week and to use should your child be off school for any reason. 


Collective Worship

Collective Worship will follow this plan throughout the week. Additional resources will be updated weekly as part of the online learning provided. 


Monday: Class worship following a whole school theme.

Tuesday: Class worship based on our half-termly Christian Value of 'Thankfulness' or themes proposed by the class.

Wednesday: Songs of Praise 

Thursday: Picture News 

Friday: Let Your Light Shine! Worship to celebrate our God-given gifts and talents and how we have let them shine, during the week. 


Emotional Health and Wellbeing


Please refer to the main page on the school website for guidance and support.


**If you are self-isolating as a result of COVID-19, please follow the remote learning document.  You may need to contact your class teacher for the relevant resources.**


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Contact the School

Whitegate CE Primary School


Chair of Governors:
Mrs Cotterill

Clerk to Governors:
Mrs Susan Knight

Main Contact: Mrs Michelle Shephard, School Business Manager

Tel: 01606 212203