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, Mrs Rowland and Mrs Feast


Summer term

What an exciting Summer Term is awaiting us! This term we will be getting our teeth into the amazing topic of Castles! We will be spending quite some time looking at what they were for, why they were built and how society worked in the days when castles were the greatest symbol of power. We will be researching lots of non-fictional information about castles, knights and of course looking at Beeston Castle which is our summer residential!


Enjoy Achieving Together At Home 


Week beginning Monday 17th June 2019



This week in our English sessions, we will be carrying on with our new story. We will be looking at what makes a piece of writing special including vocabulary, types of sentences and having a go at writing some settings ourselves. We will be looking at prepositions and ensuring we can identify and use these in our work.  


This week in maths, we will be doing some revision of of our times tables. We will be focusing on 2, 5 and 10s as well as the 3, 4 and 8s. We will be then moving on to looking at 2 digit multiplied by 1 digit multiplication and finishing off with some work on money.

To help at home with maths at home, it would be great if they can develop their mathematical fluency by practising the basics such as adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying. There are loads of great games but the children particularly love Hit the Button which allows you to practise these. Year 2s should focus on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and the year 3s should focus on the 3, 4 and 8s.

Can you get more than 25 correct in a minute?

Wider Curriculum

This week we will be having our church worship service on Tuesday (18th). Do come an join us as we share a story all about wisdom. We will also be carrying on with our science topic on forces and particularly looking forward to a visitor from Discovering Islam who is going to come and share with us.




The Garden, the curtain and the Cross -


Don't forget.......

       Reading books and home contact books in school everyday.

      Swimming kits must be in on Tuesdays so we can go swimming.

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



Diary dates:

       *  Easter Service - Thursday 18th April 2.15pm in church





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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