Elm Class 2019 - 2020



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

Teaching Assistants -  Mrs Metcalf and Miss Barlow

Follow us on Twitter  @Whitegate_Elm 


Hello Elm,

Thank you, once again, for sending me photographs of all your various activities, as always, it is wonderful to see how you have been keeping yourselves busy and to see your smiling faces!  As I am in school during the week,  I may not reply to correspondence as quickly, but please do keep sharing your amazing activities either via email or Twitter.

Many thanks for your continuing support.

Stay Safe.

Mrs Ross


This week’s Collective Worship opportunities

Week Beginning Monday 6th July



Follow the link below to watch Collective Worship lead by the Church of England:



Have a look at the Picture News.


Follow this link to watch a great song to sing along to and learn!



Have a look at this week’s assembly session lead by Oak National Academy.



Follow the links to take part in the virtual Collective Worship lead by Teresa Nixon:








Remote Learning Tasks

Week Beginning 6th July 2020


During this week, we are revising the Y2 Common Exception words. These are the words that we need to be able to spell by the end of Year 2.  You will notice that they are your spellings from the year.

Friday continues to be quiz day. Please dictate a sentence which includes one or two words from the spelling list.



Oxford Owl eBook Library

If you haven’t already signed up for the free online library, you can now login to the site   https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ via the My Class Login button.  There are lots of books to choose from, searchable by age group, series or theme, so if you've read everything you own, including the cereal packet, this will provide hours of happy reading!  Please email me for the class login details.


Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge has returned but this time it is online! This year it’s all about funny books, enjoying a giggle, and happiness.  Silly Squad, a team of animal friends who love to get stuck into adventures, will help you with your challenge. You will get rewards, play games and earn badges as you discover new and exciting reads.

Visit https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/


Competition - Create a book token!

Follow this link for a chance to win a £10 book token for each child in Elm class!




In English this week, we are going to be writing a poem based on our new text ‘Varmints’.



Daily Times Tables

Practise your times tables by logging into ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’.   Please email me for your username and password if you need a reminder.


Measurement: Investigations

Choose from a selection mathematical investigations and use your knowledge of number bonds and times tables to solve the activities.  There is no presentation this week.




How well has you plant grown this week. Compare this week's results to last week's.

There are also a variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills here, on the Explorify website.  All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy! 

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home.  Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine – particularly pertinent at this time.

If you would like to try some science, engineering and computing activities at home, join Dr Chips live at 10am each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for a new idea.




This week’s activities are based on our vehicle text, Varmints.

Where in the world could this story be set? We see the natural fields at first, then the busy city with skyscrapers. What cities/capital cities do we know? Think about climate zones (3 main climate zones are tropical, temperate and polar). Where could it NOT be set? (artic zones, desert zones). Why?



In RE this week, we take time to reflect upon the God's creation.


Thankfulness Tree

At school we are wanting to create a ‘Thankfulness Tree’. To make our ‘Thankfulness Tree’, we would like every child in school and at home, to write down something that they have been thankful for during the ‘lockdown’. you could make a leaf and write on or decorate it with things for which you are thankful, you could write a poem, you could make a rainbow and write something different for which you are thankful in each colour or you may have an idea of your own. 



The Body Coach

The Body Coach will be uploading 30 minute workouts each weekday suitable for children:  https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

For other ideas, please look here:




Have a go at making some cardboard bugs or why not have some outdoor fun with sticks.  Do send me some photos of your creations, thank you.



Weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,',  you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. 



Please look at the Picture news resources.







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Contact the School

Whitegate CE Primary School


Chair of Governors:
Mrs Cotterill

Clerk to Governors:
Mrs Susan Knight

Main Contact: Mrs Michelle Shephard, School Business Manager

Tel: 01606 212203
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