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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Fuelling Young Minds for a Brighter Future!


Purple Frogs (FS1/2)

Welcome to Purple Frogs


Welcome to the Foundation Stage Unit children at Poolsbrook Primary Academy. We are made up of the Reception and Nursery groups.


The adults are -

Mrs Bennett (Class Teacher)

Miss Wilson (Foundation Stage TA)

Mrs Marsden (Nursery Nurse)

Miss Walker (Foundation Stage SEN TA)


We learn through a combination of adult-led and child-initiated activity both indoors and outdoors.  We enjoy getting busy in our exciting environment which offers lots of opportunities for us to practise our skills. At times, as you can imagine, this can mean we get a little bit messy! Please don't be upset about this, it means we have worked hard and had fun!

We are proud of our school and all the hard work we do. We follow the Poolsbrook Pride Values of Show Respect, Aim High and Be Safe, in order to ensure everyone feels happy at schools.  

We start each day full of enthusiasm for our journey to become true Bright Sparks!

Welcome to the new term


This term we will be considering a geography-based enquiry question - Where Do I Belong?

Through this question children will explore the features of their local environment and further afield learning new vocabulary to describe physical features of the world. The aim is to enable children to begin to develop a sense of where, in the physical world, they live but also begin to form opinions about what they like about the world around them and how it is changing. The main learning intentions are for children;

  1. To know they live in Poolsbrook which is a village.
  2. To know the nearby town is Chesterfield.
  3. To know some important landmarks of the area including Poolsbrook Country Park, The Crooked Spire, The Peak District.
  4. To know Poolsbrook, Chesterfield is in the United Kingdom.
  5. To be able to find the UK on a world map.
  6. To know there are different kind of homes and not everyone’s home is the same.
  7. To know there are different environments (village, city, country side) and the types of features you might find in these.
  8. To know how they explore the world though their senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell.
  9. To know some wild animals which can be found in the local area and talk about their habitat.

Daily Essentials

Book Bag (Reception) - Ensure children read at home daily.

Water bottle


Wellies (to keep at school)

Spare change of clothes