Elm Class 2018 - 2019

Mrs Ross

Mrs Ross

I am thrilled to be working at Whitegate C of E Primary School teaching Elm and being part of the wider community. Although this isn’t the first time that I have worked at Whitegate, prior to starting my teacher training I volunteered in the classrooms and worked as a midday assistant. Since completing my training I have been teaching in Cheshire for 10 years. I am passionate about teaching and like to make learning fun and exciting for all the children.
Outside of school I enjoy walking, swimming and reading. 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.

Miss Patten

I am really excited to be part of the Schools Direct programme and completing my teacher training at Whitegate this year. I am enjoying being part of Elm class and I look forward to teaching them as the year progresses. It is such a rewarding job and I know that every day will bring something exciting and different. I have spent the last couple of years as an ESL teacher in Thailand and this is where I decided that I wanted to fully qualify as a teacher. Prior to this I completed my degree in Geography at the University of Leeds. I have a passion for travelling and exploring as much of the world as possible.



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

Teaching Assistants -  Mrs Feast and Mrs Challoner



This term we will be adventuring into the exciting topic of 'Explorers'.  During this topic we will read a selection of texts with an explorer theme and learn about important explorers who have had a significant impact upon the understanding of the world such as 'Christopher Columbus' and 'Scott of the Antarctic'.


Enjoy Achieving Together At Home 

Week beginning Monday 11th February 2019

This week will be writing and creating art work in repsonse to a truly magnificant book. All will be revealed on Monday morning.....


There was once a wide windswept place...


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


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

If the children would like to share the story with you, please click on the link to watch the animated version:  https://vimeo.com/36088583



In Maths this week we will be learning how to tell time to the hour and half hour.



Forgiveness - Why did Jonah change his mind?

Jonah chapters 1 - 3



                                          Author of the Month

 Katherine Rundell



Don't forget.......

     * Reading books and home contact books in school everyday.

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

    * PE kits - PE lessons will be taking place on Tuesdays and 


    * Swimming kits - Y2/3 Swimming lessons on Tuesday 5th February


  Diary dates

* Last day of term  - Thursday 14th February 

* School reopens - Monday 25th February 

* Elm's Sharing Assembly - Friday 1st March at 9:10am 

* Parents' Evening - Tuesday 12th March and Wednesday 20th March



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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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