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


Spring term


This term we will be “Messing about in boats!” We will be focusing in on the wonderful story book ‘The Butty Boy’ by Jill Paton Walsh and using this as inspiration for fantastic writing, magnificent art and brilliant maths. The story follows Harry as she travels along the canal and we will follow her in her adventure exploring how its narrative helps make the characters, setting and plot clear and also how it uses a range of different sentence structures to keep the reader interested. It is certainly going to be a very interesting and fun ride!


Enjoy Achieving Together At Home 


Week beginning Monday 11th February  2019

There was once a wide windswept place...


...near nowhere and close to forgotten...


...that was filled with all the things that no one wanted...


Stories of the Month

The Butty Boy Jill Paton Walsh

Snowy – Berlie Doherty and Keith Bowen



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 8th March - Class sharing assembly




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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