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 


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

Delving into Freedom is our new topic. Together we will be leaping into the concept of freedom and what freedom means to us. We will be looking at the incredible story of Henry, but I shall keep him and his story a secret for now and you will have to wait and see how his story links to our topic of Freedom.
In maths, we will have a keen focus on place value, addition and subtraction. We will also be ensuring our times tables are well up to scratch and making sure we know every times table from 1 to 12. We will also be delving into shape and geometry on our Friday maths sessions.
Across our wider curriculum, we will be having a keen focus on geography this term. This will involve looking at the mapping the world and also key geographical features such as hills, forests and other biomes. In science, we will be sound, human biology before finishing with introducing forces. In our RE sessions we will be looking at the Christian value of perseverance and the Christian community.



Week beginning 2.12.19



We will be thinking about Henry 'Box' Brown and creating facts about him. We will begin our process of writing our Biography about him.


We will be carrying on with our look at addition and subtraction. We will also be carrying out some revision of Place Value.


We will be looking at incarnation and baptism.

Wider Curriculum

We will be looking at the history of slavery, carrying on with our Christmas Production and looking forward to the pantomime this Friday!



Homework set 1.12.19

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

2. Practise you spellings. The second list has been sent home tonight and these will be the focus until after Christmas.

3. Make sure you have learnt all the parts of the knowledge organiser we have looked at so far. You took home a copy with the missing parts you should focus on. Please also learn the history of the slave trade which is the 4 sections under the main title.

4. Remember to read 5 nights out of 7.


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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Whitegate CE Primary School


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Mrs Teresa Finney

Head teacher:
Mrs Caroline Mackenzie

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Mrs Susan Knight

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