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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Red pandas

Welcome to Red Pandas webpage


Teachers: Miss Johnston 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Manfredi


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 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!





As we are learning about the France this term, during English lessons we are going to look at the book 'Operation Eiffel Tower' by Elen Caldecott. We will be writing persuasive letters, play scripts and narrative stories, based upon this topic area.



In maths, we are working really hard to learn our times tables. We are also looking at factor pairs, written multiplication methods, efficient multiplication methods, perimeter and area. 

Wider Curriculum.

In science we are looking at, Living things and their habitats. This involves exploring what is a living thing, sorting them into different groups, using classification keys, looking at different habitats and the dangers that may be posed to their habitats. 


 For this half term our core theme is money. We will be looking at why money is important, how we use money throughout our lives, how we get money throughout our lives, how we look after money, different jobs and ambitions.   


Our Topic this term is France. 

As part of the topic, we are looking at: man made and natural landmarks, the climate, weather, temperature, the location of France and the surrounding countries and oceans. 


Get in touch


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


01246 472540