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



Welcome back! We hope you had a restful and enjoyable break.

This term we will be adventuring into the enchanting topic of ‘Castles’.  During this topic we will read a selection of texts based around castles and asking questions such as: What was it like for people living in a castle? Which location would be suitable for a castle? Which is the best material for building a castle?


Enjoy Achieving Together At Home 

Week beginning Monday 15th April 2019



This week we will be meeting new characters as we begin our topic story 'The Knight and the Dragon'. We will also be thinking about the types of stories that are associated with castles as well as focusing on spelling, grammar and  punctuation skills within our writing.


In maths this week we will be starting our new topic, fractions. This will involve recognising, finding and naming half as one of two equal parts of an object or shape. Year 2 will develop this further, finding a quarter and a third of an object or shape. 

Wider Curriculum

During RE this week we will be thinking about the Easter story and the importance of Easter to Christians, as well as practising for our Easter Service. In Science we will continue to observe and recording the growth of  bean and sunflower seeds. In addition, we will continue exploring the life of plants and suggesting how we can tell that plants are living things.


                                          Author of the Month

 Tomie de Paola 



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 Mondays and 




  Diary dates

* School re-opens - Monday 15th April 

Easter Games - Wednesday 17th April

Easter Service - Thursday 18th April at 2:15pm in St Mary's Church

* Bank Holiday - School closed - Friday 19th April 

* Bank Holiday - School closed - Monday 22nd April

* School re-opens - Tuesday 23rd April 

* Y2/3 Residential Meeting - Tuesday 23rd April at 6pm

Year 1s take over Marbury event  - Thursday 25th April

 * Elm's Explorer Day - Friday 26th April



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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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