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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Fuelling Young Minds for a Brighter Future!


Purple Frogs (FS1/2)

Welcome to Purple Frogs!

We are the phenomenal Nursery and Reception class at Poolsbrook Primary Academy. We are at the very start of our schools growing tree. We always pride ourselves in displaying our school values of aiming high, keeping safe and showing respect.  The adults in Purple Frogs’ this academic year will be:



Mrs Higgins (Class teacher)

Miss Wilson (Foundation stage TA)

Mrs Marsden (Nursery Nurse)

Welcome to Purple Frogs!



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 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!



Polite reminders/Daily Essentials:

Please ensure your child:

  • Brings their book bag everyday 
  • Has a water bottle with them every day
  • Has a coat with them every day
  • Has wellies that can be left at school
  • Has a spare change of clothes
  • PE will be on a Tuesday morning for Nursery and Reception. Reception children will also have PE Friday afternoon.  Please send your child in joggers/ T shirt and trainers.




From now until Christmas, we will be focusing our work around  answering the enquiry question

"What Makes Us Memorable?"

This is an enquiry based on Understanding the World. We will be looking at our families and the history of nursery rhymes. Then we will look at the inventor George Stephenson who has links to Chesterfield. Helen Armstrong, the first British woman in space and Tesla cars.

Stories will be shared to support our enquiry question and used to enhance our creative literacy and writing sessions. 

Within maths, Nursery will explore numbers to 5, capacity and shape. Reception will be exploring numbers to 10 and beyond and finding out about patterns.