Elm Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Ross

Mrs Ross

I am thrilled to be entering into my third year at Whitegate and proud to be part of the Whitegate family. I am passionate about education and try to make learning fun in my classroom. Children need to be motivated to learn well.
As well as teaching in Year 2, I am the Maths lead and work with all year groups as part of my Deputy Head role.
In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, reading and exploring the outdoors. Music is also a passion of mine, although I am not an expert musician, I love listening to all genres of music and thoroughly enjoy attending live performances.



Class teacher - Mrs S Ross (sross@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Teaching Assistants -  Miss Weedall, Mrs Metcalf and Miss Barlow


Delving into a River.  Together we will journey ‘in a silver boat towards the horizon’. We will follow a river, exploring different locations and habitats.  Where do you think it will take us? 


 Proposed curriculum for week beginning Monday 9th December:




Big Maths – daily focus on mathematical fluency.

Addition and Subtraction - Continuing to solve addition and subtraction problems using known strategies with a Christmas theme.

Times tables - understanding doubles as multiplying by 2.




Planning and writing letters about the dangers of a waterfall in response to a second note from the main character. 

Editing and improving writing.

Y2 spellings.

Handwriting skills.

     Wider     Curriculum

Science – Continuing to learn about how humans and animals grow and change.

Christmas Nativity 


Incarnation - Exploring how the visit of the magi tells Christians about Jesus.

Christian Value - Honesty


Don't forget:

* PE kits - These are needed for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

* Reading - It is expected that children willl read 4 - 5  times during the week. Please let us      know when your child has read to you by signing their reading record.


Diary Dates:

* KS1 Production of 'Prickly Hay' for grandparents - Tuesday 10th December at 1:30pm

* KS1 Production of 'Prickly Hay' - Wednesday 11th December at 5:30pm (Children need to 

  back in school at 5pm)

* Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 13th December 

* Christmas Dinner - Friday 13th December


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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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