Beech Class 2018 - 2019

Mr Heathcote

Mr Heathcote

I am really excited to be teaching at Whitegate! I qualified as a teacher in 2015 and have found my first few years in teaching to be fantastic!
I am a huge fan of cricket and I love nothing more than watching or playing the game. I also really enjoy playing football and squash and enjoy going out on my bike. I am also actively involved in my church where I regularly play piano.


Class teacher – Mr Heathcote (


Teaching Assistants - Mrs Metcalf and Mrs Rowland



This term begins with the fascinating topic of Birds. We will be starting our year by looking at the text ‘The Owl who was afraid of the dark’ by Gill Thompson and moving on later in the year to look at the story ‘Skyhawk’ by Gill Lewis. We will be creating our own unique stories based on these texts, doing plenty of patient bird watching and having the chance to get up close and personal with some incredible birds!


Enjoy Achieving Together At Home 


Week beginning Monday 10th December 2018


This week in maths, we will be starting our look at multiplication. We will be learning that it is simply repeated addition and counting in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s and 10s and using arrays to help us understand what multiplication is.


In our English sessions we will be focusing mainly on our trip to the Chester Falconry. We will be reflected on what we learnt and discussing our favourite moments of the visit. We will be in our black books and also in our English books doing some superb writing on what we have learnt.


This week in RE we will be looking at answering the question “What do some stories in the Bible teach about God?” We will be looking particularly at the Magi and the significance of their gifts to Jesus.


We will be continuing our look at light, looking at shadows and looking at how to stay safe with it.



Stories of the Month

The Pigeon Spy - Terry Derry

The Owl who was afraid of the Dark – Gill Thompson


Don't forget.......

     * Reading books and home contact books in school everyday.

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


Diary dates:

       *  Friday 7th December – Christmas



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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