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 -  Mrs Metcalf and Miss Barlow


Delving into Fascinating Flight.

This term we will be exploring the exciting world of science and engineering with a particular focus on the world of aviation. 


 Proposed curriculum for week beginning Monday 27th January:       

                                            Chinese New Year 2020                               




Big Maths – daily focus on mathematical fluency.

Multiplication -  continuing to explore mulitplication as repeated addition, then moving on to solve mulitplication questions without repeated addition calculation.

Times tables -  x2, x5 and x10.




We will be studying the text ‘Dragons in the City’ and writing a diary entry based on the New Year’s events in the story.

Y2 spellings.

Handwriting skills.


We will be continuing to learn about the Lord's Prayer and what it says about the Kingdom of God.



Throughout the week we will be engaging in many activities linked to the Chinese New Year, this will include learning about and creating our own Chinese masks, Chinese dancing and food tasting.  


Don't forget:

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

* 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:

* Chinese Dance performance - Wednesday 29th January at 2:45pm 

* Parent's lunch - Wednesday 5th February at 12:10pm.

* FOWS Film Night - Friday 5th February



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Whitegate CE Primary School


Chair of Governors:
Mrs Cotterill

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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