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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Class 2

Welcome to Class 2's webpage


Teachers: Kris Turner

Teaching Assistant: Nicola Cross


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 Tuesday. 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!



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As we are learning about the Norman Invasion, for English, we are writing a recount about the life of a pageboy during the Norman Invasion called Rollo. Rollo played an important role in the success of William's conquest by saving the kings life. The children have started learning about how the invasion began.



In maths, we are working really hard to learn our times tables, and we have been using TT Rockstars to help us. In our lessons we are learning about money. We are looking at how to convert from pounds to pence, adding up amounts of money and working out change.

Wider Curriculum.

In science we have been looking at plants. In this topic we have grown lots of different plants to see the seven life processes of plants.  So far, we have set sunflowers, carrots, marigolds, radishes and rhubarb. We are going to move onto the topic of  light, looking at light, reflection and shadows. During this topic we will also be looking at sun safety.


In P.S.H.E we are looking at being responsible and our rights. We have begun by writing a class charter, showing what we expect in our class.

Our Topic this term is Why were Norman Castes definitely not bouncy?

As part of the topic, we are looking at the different types of castles built by the Normans and the reasons they were built. We are also looking at how the Normans changed England.

This is an example of one of the first type of castles built, the Motte and Bailey Castle. The children are going to design and build their own castle in this style.

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Get in touch


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


01246 472540