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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Class 1

Hello! Welcome to our webpage!


Teacher:Dawn Hudson

Teaching Assistant: Rob Williams


We ask that you hear your child read at least 3 times a week. This is recorded on a chart in class and rewards are distributed every half term. Reading is a vital skill on which much of their other learning rests, and regular reading at home makes a huge difference in the classroom. If you would like any support or advice on helping your child with their reading, please come in either before or after school see your child's teacher.

Children will receive spellings and times tables to learn at home every Friday and they will be tested on these the following week.

Brain Builders' Homework

Every 3/4 weeks the whole school sets 'Brain Builder's Homework'. This includes a variety of activities that we would like you to help your child/ren with. This homework is celebrated in assemblies and parents will be asked to come and join us. 


PE is on a Wednesday afternoon, children will need a plain white t-shirt, plain black or grey shorts or tracksuit bottoms, and plimsolls or trainers. Please leave their P.E. kit in school when possible because P.E. times may sometimes change. Please write your child's name in all their kit!


This term we are learning about..



Year 1 Maths 

This half term year one are learning all about different measurements. The children will learn how to read and draw the hands for o’clock and half past. They will also look at the difference between seconds, minutes and hours and learn all about measuring time before moving on to look at measuring length, height and weight.

Year 2 Maths 

To help prepare the year two children for the end of key stage one assessments we will be continuing to learn all about time as well as revising previous maths learning including: addition and subtraction, fractions and statistics.

Masters of Multiplication

We are working really hard to learn our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables, with our Supermovers - Bridget the Lion, Professor Pipette, Posh Pooch and Webster the Spider. In addition to this we have also just started to use TT Rockstars.


In science we are learning more about animals including humans and will continue to learn about food eaters and the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We will also look at food chains developing a greater understanding of producers and consumers.

Linking science to our topic and the work of Mary Seacole, we will be learning all about plants, planting seeds and looking at what they need to grow healthily.


Wider Curriculum 

Through our Rainbow challenges we will also be investigating the history topic:              How did Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell shape our future?

In art, design and technology we will be exploring a range of different techniques to create observational drawings of ingredients used by Mary Seacole, recreate  Florence Nightingale in the style of Paul Klee and use produce black and white sketches of Edith Cavell.

Through our PSHE focus being responsible we will identify how we contribute to the classroom and school, explore and understand that everyone has rights and responsibilities and recognise what is fair/unfair, right/wrong, kind/unkind.

Get in touch


Cottage Close, Poolsbrook, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3LF


01246 472540