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.

Hippogriff class - y5 & y6

Welcome to the Hippogriff Class, we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead of us. Our class contains 32 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.  As a class we believe we should always give 100%, enjoy learning, be proud of our achievements and learn from our mistakes.We cooperate with others.  Within our class we are supported by Mrs Wilkinson and our Teaching assistants within our class are Mrs Rolph and Mrs Ward.  All the staff are there to share our worries, be proud of our successes and support all of our class on our learning journey.


Our class quote
Our class quote

Welcome to our class page, we are very excited that we have already had 100% attendance.  We have discussed why attendance is important and we are looking forward to many more 100% records in the future.

We enjoy sharing our learning.

Christmas in Hippogriff Class

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year and we are looking forward to sharing all the Christmas festivities with you.  We have just put up our Christmas tree and we are going to make decorations during our reward time to decorate our room. 

Information update and information

PE is on a Monday and Thursday.  It is so important that you remember your full PE kit. ( white t-shirt, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers) 

Please remember your reading book each day, so that you can read in our new reading corner.

We have achieved 100% attendance three times now, well done everyone.

Our Class

Our Excellent English learning

Spring Term

Our literacy work is based around dragons and the book Fantastic Beast. We have read extracts from the book, designed  our own Island for our hybrid dragons and developed descriptive writing. 


Our Working wall with our literacy from our endangered species. 

A tweet from David Attenborough inspired our work in literacy. We found out that he had been discussing the top 10 of the most endangered species in the World. We worked together to research about different species including the tongo lizard. We also looked at the different features in information booklets.

Look at our amazing projects for the Readathon


Our first few weeks were spent getting to know this amazing picture book called The Viewer by Shaun Tan.  It is an adventure about a very curious young boy who takes a journey to a rubbish site and finds a box containing a viewer. 

The Viewer by Shaun Tan
The Viewer by Shaun Tan

Our reading areas

After a wonderful summer with glorious sunshine, we thought we needed some sunshine and holiday feeling in our reading area.  We hope you like it.

Our Marvellous Maths learning

Spring Term

Rock, paper, scissors maths is our new maths game to help us develop quick recall of our times tables.

We have been using a song to learn our Roman numerals. It really helped us to learn them and we enjoyed singing are the start of the lesson.

Week 1-3 - Statistics

We have been collecting data and interpreting a range of graphs.

Autumn Term

Place value

Our focus for maths this week has been all about place value, rounding, ordering and comparing numbers. We used a range of manipulatives to explain our understanding of place value.

- Geometry

Our first three weeks in maths was all about geometry.  During this time we worked on recognising shapes, describing their properties, developing our work on symmetry and finally focusing on measuring angles, which we really enjoyed as Mrs Wilkinson had put masking tape all over the tables so we could name and measure different angles.

Our Curriculum

Spring Term

Amazing art is our Topic this Term, we are taking a tour around the World first stop is Africa.  We have researched African masks and presented our work in creative ways.

Here are some of our masks p


The World beyond our head

During our Topic we found out about planets, different climates around the World and developed our map reading skills.

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Our visit to the mining museum 

We found out more information about the mines on our visit. During the day we went down the pit it was extremely dark and we all had helmets on and lights to guide the way. At the pit head baths we found out about changes to clothing over time and how the miners kept themselves safe. 

Our Mining Topic

Geography work linked to our mining topic

We started our topic by looking at where is Barnsley.  We used an atlas and a range of maps to allocate Barnsley, then look at the different counties, villages and towns within the area.

Transition work in our new class

It was great to get to know each other during our transition week. We decided as a class our Class Charter, which we need to follow in our class. During the week we played many team games, getting to know each other and working together.  In our literacy work we used the book 'Tuesday' to develop story maps and retell stories.  We enjoyed producing pictures of frogs using carefully art work.  In maths we focused on symmetry and working on our counting and times table skills.