Greenside Avenue, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 6BB

01226 381273

Welcome to Mapplewell Primary School

Mapplewell Primary School

We provide excellence in learning; encourage a growth mindset
in all pupils and promote independence and motivation to succeed.

Yeti Class - Y4 & Y5

Our class consists of 31 pupils; 14 Year Four pupils and 17 Year Five pupils. In our class Miss Clark support us everyday to learn new, exciting and fun things. Mr Freeman also support us in our learning.  In Yeti Class we support and respect one another and know that we are a team. In class we often work in our learning partners using cooperation and communication to learn with one another. We are always up for a challenge, our class motto is: 

Keep checking our page to see what fun things we are up to!


PE- Our PE is on Monday and Tuesday. Please can you make sure that your child has a suitable PE kit to use. Both an indoor and outdoor PE kit is recommended at this time of year.  



Topic homework will be posted below. Each week there will be Reading and Maths homework as well as the ongoing reading logs. These will be due every Friday. 

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Class Reward 

In class we celebrate good behaviour by earning cubes. The cubes go into our reward jar. When it is full the class gets to choose a reward. 

Celebration Awards

 Every week we celebrate our achievements in school. Below will be a gallery of all of our happy pupils with their celebration awards. We have lots to be proud of!


The adults in are class are:

Our class rules are:


Autumn Term

Term 1

During this term we are looking at the book the viewer. 

Week 3

This week we finished our autobiographies. We have learnt so much about one another. Then we continued reading The Viewer and started thinking about the main character Tristan. 

Week 2

This week we have started writing our own autobiographies. Our homework was to find out information about ourselves. It has been brilliant to share some pictures and facts about ourselves. 

Week 1

During the first week we looked at biographies and autobiographies. The children explained that a biography is a report written about someone else, it is in third person. An autobiography is when you are writing about yourself so it in is 1st person. 

Transition Week 

During transition week we are completing work based on the book Tuesday.

During our final lesson we created our own stories or storyboards explaining what might happen if pigs could fly. We came up with some very funny ideas. 

During our third lesson we wrote newspaper reports based on the frogs visiting Barnsley. We had to think about what people might think and say about the flying frogs. 

During the second lesson we started thinking about what would happen if the frogs flew over Barnsley. We wrote stories from the frogs perspective and described all the wonderful things they would see and do in Barnsley. 

In our first lesson we summarised the story of Tuesday in storyboards. We watched a video about Tuesday and then had to decide what the main parts were for ourselves. Jess said that it was fun! During the lesson we decided whether the story was fiction or non fiction, we all agreed that it was fiction because frogs can't fly.


In our maths lessons we believe children learn best through a mix of concrete apparatus, pictorial representations and abstract problems. All topics incorporate each aspect to support our pupils to develop a deeper level of understanding. Whilst the hands on, active discussion and mix of tasks try to develop a love of mathematics within our class.

Autumn Term 

Term 1

Week 3

During week three we started place value. First we looked counting up to 100 thousand and the value of each digit in these numbers.

Then we moved onto rounding. At the moment we are looking at rounding to 10, 100 and 1000. 

Week 2

This week we looked at naming and classifying shapes. We first looked at 2D shapes and moved onto 3D shapes. 

Week 1

During the first week we are looking at geometry. During the first lesson we looked at naming different angles and then sorted angles into these groups. 

We then looked at lines of symmetry in 2D shapes. We discovered that regular shapes had as many lines of symmetry as they do sides. 

Then we looked at completing symmetrical figures. 

Transition Week

During transition week we are looking at art through mathematics. 

On Thursday we have been looking at polygons. We have made patchwork paper patterns from these polygons. These are some of our wonderful creations, you can see how much fun we had working together.

During our second lesson we have been looking at tessellations. We then made art using tiles that we made ourselves. After creating the tile we tessellated it across the page to create pop art. 

Jessica said tessellation involves moving the polygon across the page without leaving gaps or overlapping. 

Alistair explained that the tessellation can look like optical illusions.  

During our first lesson we created modern art, Brody said it looked like pixel art. When we created our own modern art we then did some calculations. We worked out the percentage, fraction and decimal of each colour. Emily said she really enjoyed the session because she liked looking at percentages and seeing which calculations she could do. Hayden said he could tell everyone worked hard in the lesson. Below are examples of some of our work, don't we look proud!

Our Curriculum

Autumn Term 1

Term 1

Week 3

This week we looked at mining jobs. We were interested to find out about children in the mines. We tried to imagine what it would be like to be a trapper and described what their responsibilities were. 

Week 2

This week have created  a timeline of the closures of Barnsley's mines. We looked at the kind of mines found around Yorkshire and discussed family members who worked in them. We discovered lots of us had links to the pits. 

Our topic this term is called Local Footsteps of the Past. In this topic we will be exploring Barnsley's history. 

Week 1

We have begun looking at Barnsley's geography. We discussed towns, cities and Counties and found South Yorkshire on a map. As well as this we shared rhymes to help us remember where North, East, South and West are. We used this to work out which County Yorkshire was which. 

Then we research facts about Barnsley and made our own fact files. 


We have looked at dribbling. We learnt how to dribble with a football, basketball and hockey sticks. 



This week we have begun PSHE, we looked at what makes us feel calm.


This week we looked at what belief means. As a class we created a definition:

  • Belief is when you trust something or someone is true. It means having faith even when there is no proof.

To explore having belief in someone we played a game. We really enjoyed telling the blindfolded person instructions and they really have to believe the person in charge. 

Transition Week 

We are learning lots out about one another in topic this week. We have already discussed what we think a good teacher is like and decided on our own class rules. 

We learnt about some mythical beasts and voted as a class to decide on our own class name. Welcome to the Yeti Class!

In topic we have been learning out about one another. On Tuesday we took part in team bonding games outside. We also created fact files about ourselves that we will turn into a Yeti Class book.

We completed a game of friendship bingo on Wednesday and found out lots of facts about one another that we did not know already. We have found out we really are a talented bunch. 

On Thursday we played a variety of games. Millie says she likes them because she feels that she is able to communicate better. Brandon agreed that it helped him to get to know one another. Today we played capture the flag, pass the hoop and line up.