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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Red pandas

Welcome to Red Pandas webpage


Teachers: Miss Johnston 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Naylor


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 Amazon Rainforest, in English we are going to look at the book 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. We will be writing diary entries and fact files, based upon this topic area.



In maths, we are working really hard to learn our times tables. We are also looking at place value. This wil include: reading and writing numbers, rounding, number lines, partitioning, Roman numerals, comparing and ordering numbers.

Wider Curriculum.

In science we are looking at animals including humans. This involves exploring how living things obtain food and the value of nutrients to both animals and humans. We will investigate different types of skeletons and the functions of bones and muscles. 


 For this half term we are looking at being safe.  The core theme of this topic is all about health and wellbeing, including how to stay safe around drugs and medication.  


Our Topic this term is The Amazon Rainforest. 

As part of the topic, we are looking at The four layers of the rainforest, the climate, weather, temperature, animals found in the different layers of the rainforest and where the rainforests are on a map. 




Get in touch


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


01246 472540