Greenside Avenue, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 6BB

01226 381273

mail@mapplewellprimary.org.uk

Welcome to Mapplewell Primary School. Thank you for the support received during our reading exhibition and the much appreciated sponsorship money. So far we have raised £717.20!

Mapplewell Primary School

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

Phoenix Class - Y1 & Y2

 

Our class consists of twenty pupils; ten children from year one and ten children from year two. Miss Shore and Mrs Best support us with our learning everyday. In Phoenix class we nourish our friendships, broaden our minds and work together co-operatively so that we are the best versions of ourselves that was can be. Keep checking our class page regularly to follow us on our learning journey!

Reminders

 

  • Homework and reading books will be sent home on a Friday - Please try and read at least 3 times per week with your child. 
  • Recorder lessons are on a Wednesday afternoon for Year Two children.
  • PE lessons are on a Wednesday morning and a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure you child has a suitable PE kit in school for both indoor and outdoor sessions.

 

My Book Blog Log in Page

 

https://mybookblog.org/plogin/mapplewell-primary-s/ 

 

Miss Shore - Teacher

Mrs Best - Classroom Support

Literacy

Look at our amazing projects from the Readathon

Autumn Two

Week 1 - For the first part of this half term we are going to be creating work based on the story by Anthony Browne called Little Beauty. The story is about a lonely gorilla who makes an unlikely friendship with a kitten. This week we have been discussing the story and what we thought it might be about before we even read it!

Autumn One

Week 7 and 8 - For the last two weeks in literacy we have been using a video from the Literacy shed to help us with our writing, the video we have used is called the bridge. We used this video to help us write accurate sentences using capital letters and full stops. We even used it to help us writing statement, command, exclamation and question sentences. You can watch the video from this link. https://www.literacyshed.com/the-thinking-shed.html

Week 6 - We had to use all the skills we have learnt throughout the past few weeks linked to character  and setting descriptions to help us write our own Where the Wild Things Are story. We had to include character descriptions and a setting description within our story. We even had chance to make a front cover for our work.  

Week 5 - This week we have been continuing our work on setting descriptions. We looked at different settings such as a beach, forest and a secret garden. We had to use our five senses to help us describe the setting and we had to focus on using lots of exciting adjectives and adverbs to make our writing interesting to read.

Our Key Text : Superworm by Julia Donaldson

Week 4 - This week in literacy we have been continued to focus on setting descriptions. To link in to our Bare Necessities topic, we have been describing the rainforest and similar surroundings. We have been trying really hard to think of interesting sentence openers to help make our writing more exciting to read.

Week 3 - We have been carrying on with our character descriptions this week. We used the Wild Thing creatures that we made in week 2 to help us with our writing.  

Week 2 - This week in literacy we worked really hard to create our own Wild Thing using the kitchen roll tubes we brought in to class. We have so much fun making our creatures, we used lots of different craft materials to give them detailed features.

Week 1 - This half term in literacy we are reading the book, Where The Wild Things Are and we will be using this as a stimulus for our writing. We have been looking closely at the Wild Things in the story and have been using adjectives and adverbs to help us describe them.

 

Transition Week

In literacy this week we have been reading the story 'Tiddler' by Julia Donaldson. We have been discussing our favourite characters and our favourite part in the story. We have looked closely at the different sea creatures in the book and we used our observational skills to label some of the characters with interesting adjectives. We had to think carefully about what each creature looked like, what it might feel like and how it moved. We are going to use some of our ideas to write our own character description later on this week.

Maths

Autumn Two

Week 1 - This week we have started learning about multiplication. On year 2, We have started the week by recognising odd and even numbers. We had to give reasons for how we knew a number was either odd or even. In year 1, we have been doubling and halving numbers.

Autumn One

Week 8 - For the final week of this half term we have been learning about 3D shapes. We have learnt the names of common 3D shapes and we have all described them using vocabulary such as vertices, faces and edges. Some children created their own 3D shape riddles about a shape of their choice, they had to describe the shape depending on its properties and see if their partner could guess the shape they were thinking of.

Week 7 - This week we have been learning all about 2D shapes and their properties. We have been learning about the number of sides and corners that different 2D shapes have. In year 2 we have been sorting shapes into Venn diagrams depending on their properties. Y1 children went on a 2D shape hunt around school and we had to produce a piece of work to show what they had found out.  

Week 5 and 6- We have been continuing with our learning on addition and subtraction this week. We have learnt to show our working out of addition using a bar model. In year 1 we have been doubling numbers and we now know that doubling in maths means adding together two of the same number.

Week 4 - We have started working on our addition and subtraction skills this week. We have been developing our knowledge of number bonds to both 10 and 20 and we have been using these facts to help us with adding multiples of ten to make 100.

Week 3 - In Year Two this week we have been partitioning numbers in to tens and ones and finding different combinations on tens and ones to make a given number. We have also been comparing numbers using the greater than >, less than < and equal to = signs. In year one we have been finding one more and one less than a given number. We have also been using language of greater than, less than and equal to, to compare quantities.

Week 2 - We have continued our unit on place value this week.  We have been using our knowledge of the 2's, 5's and 10's times table to answer missing number questions on a number line. We have also using maths equipment to show pictorial representations of different numbers.

Week 1 - This week In maths we have started working on place value. In Year Two we have been working really hard to identify the value of each digit in a number. We have been using practical maths equipment to help us to do this. In Year one we have practised our counting skills, making sure that we count carefully and are able to match an amount to a numeral.

Transition Week 

In maths this week we are learning about shape. We have been using our knowledge of 2D shapes to sort different shapes depending on their properties. We also used 2D shapes to create pictures in the classroom. We are going to be making pictures of sea creatures using different 2D shapes later on this week.

Topic

 

In Autumn Two, our new topic is called Explorers and is all about Famous explorers.

 

Week 1 - For our half term homework project, we created some fantastic items that we might use if we were to become explorers, some of us made a compass, binoculars and maps.

Our topic this half term is called the Bare Necessities  and is all about the rainforest.

Week 4 - We have had a really exciting week this week relating to our Bare Necessities topic. We had a special visit from Zoo Lab and they brought in some exciting mini beasts for us to see. We started the week by looking at different mini beasts that could be found in the rainforest. We did this so that we could compare mini beasts from the UK to mini beasts that live in the rainforest. We all really enjoyed our visit from Zoo Lab, take a look above at our fantastic pictures.

Week 3 - We have been using a copy of the World map this week to locate some of the World's rainforests. We also used our map to link in with our knowledge of the seven continents. We used different pictures of animals and stuck them on the correct place on the map, depending on which continent they live in. We also created silhouette pictures of different rainforest creatures using black paper and a colour wash background.

Week 2 - We have created our own jungle leaves this week using water colours. We really enjoyed doing this and we had to take our time and make sure that our work was as detailed as possible.

Week 1 - This week we began our topic by learning about the seven continents and five oceans around the world. We also created some Aboriginal style artwork of different jungle creatures. We are all really confident at naming the continents and oceans now we have learnt them in our topic this week.