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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Green Turtles

Hello! Welcome to the Green Turtles!


Teacher: Gavin Morris

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.


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!



Our topic this half term is ‘What is the UK?’


We are linking our English work to our class topic through the story Katie in London. We will be: reading carefully and demonstrating that we understand what we have read, imitating the story through writing in the role of different characters and thinking about why the characters are acting the way they do. We will also be writing our own journey story adapting the text.  We will also be researching and writing guide books for London.



Year 1 Maths 

This half term year one are starting by learning about number and place value. The children will be concentrating on recognising groups and numbers up to 20, compare groups of objects and numbers and ordering numbers accurately. Following this they will be learning about addition and subtraction where the children will be expected to be able to find number bonds to 10 and crossing 10 through addition and subtraction. 

Year 2 Maths 

This half term year two are learning all about multiplication and division. The children will be finding equal groups, creating repeated additions, investigating arrays and learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. They will also be learning about statistics including pictograms and bar charts.  

Big Maths, Beat That!

Every week in our Big Maths tests we get the chance to practice our arithmetic skills using our number bonds to 10 and 20 and show what we have remembered from our Supermovers counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10, with the challenge to beat our previous weeks score.



In Science we will be exploring the human body. We will be learning about the different parts, how our senses work and what they are used for. We will also be learning about the importance of keeping healthy through keeping clean, eating well and exercising. 

Wider Curriculum 

In computer studies we will be developing presentations based on the countries of the UK. In geography we will be using maps and atlases to identify where the UK is and begin to learn which countries make up the UK and what seas surround our island. In art we will be investigating the human form through sculpture. We will learn about a range of artists who use sculpture to create visual art and learn how to use materials to make our own human forms.

Get in touch


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


01246 472540