Greenside Avenue, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 6BB

01226 381273

Welcome to Mapplewell Primary School. Inset days Friday 19 July and Monday 2 September.enjoy the summer hoildays.

Mapplewell Primary School

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

Welcome to our class web page

Michael Rosen - Reception

Meet the Team

                           Mrs Dry           Mrs Moore     Mrs Bailey     Mrs Best     

Welcome to our class. In Foundation Stage 2 pupils follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and work towards Early Learning Goals in 7 areas; 3 prime areas, Personal, Social Emotional development, Physical development and Communication and Language and 4 Specific areas, Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive arts and design. In addition to adult led activities and focus teaching pupils learn through play and accessing provision and challenging activities developed to promote learning and progress towards the Early Learning goals.

We would like to wish our friend and class mate Taliyah, who is in hospital, a very speedy recovery. We love and miss you! xxx

The Fish who could Wish work

Pirates at the Beach Topic


Please note that PE day has changed to Wednesday, please ensure your child has their PE kit clearly labelled in school.

Homework will be sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Monday.

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Our Trip to Old Moor Nature reserve 5/6/18

Releasing our butterflies

Tour De Yorkshire Celebrations

Class Assembly

Here is a sneaky preview of some photographs from our class assembly scheduled for Thursday 3rd May at 9.10am. We would like all parents / carers and grandparents to join us.

We have loved watching our duck eggs hatch into ducklings!

Happy Mothers Day to all mummys, grandmas, stepmums and carers

Sunday 11th March 2018

Growth Topic - The making of the Enormous Turnip

Frozen Topic

Michael Rosen class have enjoyed their Frozen Topic over the last half term. We explored the properties of ice and snow and learned that snowflakes have six sides and are all unique.  The pupils learned the stories, "We're going on a Bear Hunt," by Michael Rosen, which included a snowstorm setting and "Lost and Found," by Oliver Jeffers, about a boy and his penguin who return to the South Pole. We also looked at non-fiction texts about Penguins.  These texts inspired us to write labels and captions, sequence the events in stories and write simple sentences about characters and settings.

Sledging Fun

We are  readers

We can link letters to sounds and blend our letter sounds to read words. Mrs Dry is really proud of the progress we have all made in our reading. Our fluency is increasing and we are enjoying reading stories and information texts independently. We also love listening to stories and using text maps to retell stories. Our favourites this year have included, We're going on a Bear Hunt, Lost and Found and The Enormous Turnip. This term we are reading Farmer Duck and Goldilocks and the three Bears.

Lost and Found Story Telling

Lost and Found Small World

We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

Our writing

Bear Hunt Story Telling

For anyone who missed our marching band song in the concert...

Look at the amazing Pirate Ship we made! We worked as a team to make flags and bunting.

We won the Daily Mile trophy at our Sporting Assembly on 6th July

Maths Summer 2 Odd and Even numbers

Maths Summer 2 Number Formation

Maths Summer 1 Working towards the Early Learning Goal and Beyond

In maths we have been investigating double numbers using numicon shapes and mirrors and looking at the properties of shape and positional language.

Mathematics Spring 2 

In maths we have been using number rods and number lines to add single digit numbers.

World Maths Day Challenges


In maths we have been learning about money and recognising coins. We have also been adding two coin values together to pay for items in our Iceland shop and calculating the correct change. We learned to say one more and one less than a given number and halving and doubling numbers to 10.  Pupils practised ordering numbers to 20 and adding and subtracting by counting on and back.  In addition we have been using positional language and learning the names and properties of 2D shapes.

British Science Week


We are excited to announce that the new resources have arrived and our new sandpit opens on Monday 26th February. Watch this space for photographs of lots of new outdoor learning and physical development.

We were enjoying digging in our new sandpit before the snow came.

Outdoor Area

 We are really excited about some new equipment in our outdoor area. We have a new story telling garden where we can listen to stories and tell stories to our friends. There is also a new sandpit which will promote physical development through digging on a large scale. It is now full of sand and new resources have been ordered and this will open next half term.


Fun in the snow!

Growth Topic

Our next topic is all about growth. We will be growing beanstalks and grass heads and learning the stories "The Enormous Turnip" and "Jack and the Beanstalk".  In Expressive Arts and Design we will be making our own Enormous turnip using wire and mod roc and acting out the story for our class assembly.

We have been planting seeds.