Willow Class 2017 - 2018

Mr Ellis

Mr Ellis

I have been a teacher since September 2001 and have worked in Warrington, Halton and Northwich. Before teaching I worked in the Health and Fitness industry and also ran soccer camps during the school holidays. I completed my degree at John Moores and my P.G.C.E at the University of East London. I have far too much fun teaching and feel very lucky that it’s also my job.
When I’m not running around after my own children, I love to be outdoors, whether it is mountain biking or exploring the mountains of Snowdonia.
Thank you for the warm welcome I have received from all at Whitegate since my arrival. I am looking forward to exciting times ahead.

Miss Robinson

Miss Robinson

Since 2014, I have volunteered regularly as a TA whilst at University of Chester completing my Fine Art degree. I am thrilled to be a part of the team at Whitegate and feel so blessed to be training as a teacher with class Willow. Last year I worked with Year 3/4 class as a Teaching Assistant/one to one and a Mid-day Assistant. I get a lot of enjoyment from working in a school, seeing the children grow and progress, and there is never a dull moment!
Most weekends, I head over to the Llyn Peninsula, North West Wales, where I enjoy exploring the many beaches and kayaking along the coastlines. When I travel, I love to visit art galleries and museums and explore the local landmarks.


Enjoy Achieving Together At Home

Class teachers
Mr Ellis  (dellis@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk) and
Miss Robinson (erobinson@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Teaching Assistant
Mrs Jackson

Week beginning 18th June 2018

This week Willow will be leading Worship on Tuesday.


One more assessment to go: reading assessment.
We will be editing our own and each other’s writing of ‘Chapter 2’ from last week. We will also be looking at the what, why and how the author/illustrator designs the front cover of their fiction books to inspire our own book covers.


Moving points on a grid by a given set of jumps either up/down or left/right.


Creating a non-chronological report about the digestive system.


What does Christian art teach people about the Trinity?


Please make sure you have your PE kit and swimming kit on Thursdays.

Sports day is on Friday so please make sure you’re wearing your teams colour.


Please make sure you bring in your violin on Mondays.


Homework: Reading

Please ensure children are reading at least 4/5 times a week.

Homework: Science

Create a food chain with animals of your choice.


Author of the Month

R.L. Stine- New books are in the class Library

Slime Recipe

100g of PVA Glue (The Works sell a litre bottle- make sure it's not a washable PVA)
1 teaspoon of Saline Solution (Boots sell a 500ml bottle- make sure it contains boric acid!)
3 drops of food colouring (Make sure you don't add too much or your mixture will not work!)
1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda (ASDA sell this in the cooking aisle)


Useful Websites


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


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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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