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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Class 3

Welcome to Class 3's webpage


Teacher: Becky Dunkley

Teaching Assistant: Sue O'Neill


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 Thursday. 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!



 In English we will be writing instructions on how to make a Viking stew (after we have made it). In addition to this, we will be writing an adventure story based on a character called Maisie Day as our class novel this term is 'The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day' by Christopher Edge. Children are very excited to begin reading this as before the end of term we predicted what the story might be about from exploring: a story box, the front cover and the blurb. 

Year 5 Maths 

Year 5 are continuing to learn about fractions with a focus on finding fractions of a given amount. Following this learning, children will begin to learn about decimals and percentages and making the connection between them. 

Year 6 Maths 

As you are aware, Year 6 children have end of Key Stage 2 National Assessments to sit on the week beginning of 13th May. Due to this, in mathematics we will be revising previous learning with a focus on: fractions, statistics and shape.

Wider Curriculum 

In addition to this, we are continuing our learning about Forces as we are still yet to explore friction. In PSHE we will be learning how to be responsible in terms of the environment and the wider world. We will be exploring British Values and the importance of them in guiding us to be responsible. In Art and Design we are exploring different materials and their suitably for us to create our interpretation of 'Starry Night' by Vincent Van Gogh. Our topic we are continuing to learn about is the Vikings and we will be creating a Viking meal and other items they used to trade with.

Educational Visit 

On Friday 10th May, a day visit has been planned to Lea Green Learning and Development centre. Two adventurous activities have been booked for this which are: team swing and the high rope course. These activities have been carefully selected to help children develop their confidence and team work skills. 




Get in touch


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


01246 472540