Willow Class 2018 - 2019

Miss Robinson

Miss Robinson

Since 2014, I have volunteered regularly as a TA whilst at University of Chester completing my Fine Art degree. I am thrilled to be a part of the team at Whitegate and feel so blessed to be teaching class Willow. Last year I completed my teaching training here at Whitegate and prior to that I worked with Year 3/4 class as a Teaching Assistant/one to one and a Mid-day Assistant. I get a lot of enjoyment from working in a school, seeing the children grow and progress, and there is never a dull moment!
Most weekends, I head over to the Llyn Peninsula, North West Wales, where I enjoy exploring the many beaches and kayaking along the coastlines. When I travel, I love to visit art galleries and museums and explore the local landmarks.


Class teacher – Miss Robinson (erobinson@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Jackson



Happy New Year everyone!  We hope you’ve all had an enjoyable Christmas break and are ready for another exciting term ahead!

This term we will be adventuring into the exciting topic of 'On Top of the World’. We will be starting this term off with a text by Linda Newbery called ‘The Brokenspectre’. This book is based in a mountain range where a boy called Tomas lives with his family. His brave Pappi is a local mountain guide, who fails to come home one day. Did the Brokenspectre find him? This spooky tale will lead us into exploring mountains, caves and glaciers, with a focus on the Alps mountain range. We will also be learning about those who have explored and discovered these natural formations.


Enjoy Achieving Together At Home 

Week beginning Monday 11th February 2019

This week, the whole school will be focusing on an exciting text which will be revealed on Monday morning. The children will be writing some fantastic short stories and poems in Willow class and they will be using their measuring and art skills to create a collective piece of art.


Year 4 and 5- Subtraction

To subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal column method.

To use inverse operation to check answers.

Year 4 and 5- Multiplication

To recognise factor pairs of a given number.

Click on me to practise your times tables! 


Writing to Inform:

Writing an information text about animals that live in the Alps. We will be finding out ways to group the animals and using titles and subheadings to organise our information.

Publishing of our Chistingle Service explanation text.

Click on me to practise your spellings!



Jesus Bringer of Good News

Miracle - Healing of the paralysed man Mark 2:1 - 12

How do Christians believe that God speaks good news to people through the life of Jesus?


Author of the Month

Harriet Whitehorn



Please ensure children are reading at least 4/5 times a week.

Spelling Homework- To practise spelling list 3:5 (Mrs Jackson's spelling group) or 4:5 (Miss Robinson's spelling group) for a spelling dictation on Friday 1st March. Spelling lists have been uploaded onto this page further down the page.



Don't forget.......

     * Reading books and home contact books in school every day.

      * Forest school on Thursdays

     * Please can PE kits be brought in on a Monday and taken home on a Friday to
      ensure we never miss out on any PE opportunities.




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Slime Recipe

100g of PVA Glue (The Works sell a litre bottle- make sure it's not a washable PVA)
1 teaspoon of Saline Solution (Boots sell a 500ml bottle- make sure it contains boric acid!)
3 drops of food colouring (Make sure you don't add too much or your mixture will not work!)
1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda (ASDA sell this in the cooking aisle)


Useful Websites


Have a look at http://www.multiplication.com/games  


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Mrs Caroline Mackenzie

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