Greenside Avenue, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 6BB

01226 381273

Welcome to Mapplewell Primary School. School is open to Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupil from 1 June 2020

Mapplewell Primary School.

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

The Friendship Squad

The Friendship Squad is a new role for Year 6 pupils. These pupils meet up every Wednesday after school to discuss what they want to do to support friendships in school.

Wet Break

Friendship Squad have been thinking about  wet play times. They have decided that they want to prepare some fun activities for all the pupils in school. They have been brain storming activities that they think the key stages will want to day and have started asking for donations. 

The Friendship Display 

We have started updating the friendship board in school. We started creating posters and notes explaining what we do and want others to know. We have also hidden our bookmarks around school. Below are some hints to help you find them.  

Practising Games

We explored friendship games that we can play with other people at play time. 

Bookmark Challenge

# FriendshipSquad


The friendship squad are launching a challenge in school. They have decided to hide bookmarks around school with positive messages on for pupils to find. If you find one please post an image on twitter #friendshipsquad #mapplewellprimary 


Friendship squad wowed the audience again! What a fantastic clear assembly all about friendship. 

The Friendship Squad enjoyed their last assembly so much that they have offered to do another one. This time informing the school about 'How to be a Good Friend'. Being such good friends themselves they have thought of lots of tips. 

We were amazing. We even lost the ICT and still remembered all of our parts. 

Getting ready for our assembly. We worked really hard practising our parts even though we did not have many sessions to prepare. 

Here we are making crafts for our assembly. We decided to create our own games for the audience to play and create posters and crafts. 

Over the half term we have been preparing for our assembly. We have been researching friendship, creating friendship poems and making crafts related to friendship. On Thursday 22nd of November we are going to share what we have done and tell the school what we are going to do to support friendships in school. 

First week

During the first week they discussed what the role involved, suggested what they wanted to do over the academic year and finally had a tower building challenge.