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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

This is the final half term of the academic year, and sadly at the end of this term the year 6 children will embark on their journey to their chosen secondary school. Everybody at Poolsbrook Primary Academy would like to congratulate these children on their success this year and wish them luck on their new start! We are all extremely proud of you. 


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 of their kit!



 In English we will be writing: spook story, persuasive advert and a poem. We have already covered these writing topics but we would like to showcase how much progress we have made since September. In addition to this, we will continue to read an adventure story based on a character called Maisie Day called 'The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day' by Christopher Edge. 


As part of our science topic, this half term, we are learning about the human body including animals. Children will build on their knowledge and understanding of different systems within the body. They will also explore how a healthy lifestyle supports the body to function and how different types of drugs affect the body.

Wider Curriculum 

In PSHE the year groups will be splitting as the children in year 5 will be learning about bullying whereas, the year 6 children will be studying the 'Growing Up' module which covers healthy relationships and the human reproduction system. In Art and Design, we are learning about the street artist Banksy. The children like his artwork and are intrigued to learn about the messages that he portrays in his art about what he believes are important messages in society. In addition to this, our new and exciting topic this half term is the Ancient Egyptians; the children are looking forward to learn about their lives and belief systems. In religious education, we are going to be exploring what peace means for different people across a range of religions. 

Get in touch


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


01246 472540