Aims And Values Statement
Our Mission Statement “Loving Life, Loving Learning, Loving God” was selected from suggestions from our families. The Aims and Values are reviewed each year by staff and governors to ensure they are still relevant to our learning.
Our School Rules
In our school we:
Use our manners
Are kind and gentle
Use our time well
Talk about our worries
Say sorry when we need to
Agreed by the children of Chapel Haddlesey Church of England Primary School, September 2015.
Welcome to Class 1! Our teacher Mr Marshall teaches us every day of the school week. We are very lucky to have two Teaching Assistants – Miss Ducat and Miss Langhorn – to help us with our learning across the week.
Class 1 is where the fun happens! Every day is set up by our teachers to make sure we enjoy our learning and make the most of the exciting indoor and outdoor learning space at our disposal!
In Nursery, we love to lead our own learning, choosing how to plot our path through each day and how to explore the amazing setting that our teachers have provided for us. This means: building and creating with sand, water and playdough, dressing up and making our own stories in the home corner, going on adventures every day outside, whatever the weather, and telling our own stories with small world toys and construction materials. We also love to create our own models and artwork at our craft table and we have displayed our finest creations in our very own art gallery inside the classroom!
We learn to communicate with one another, including learning Makaton as a class to make sure everyone can access our classroom. All of this sets us up to believe that learning is fun and this means we leave our Nursery year confident, resilient, fascinated by the world around us and ready for anything!
In Reception, the fun continues as we enjoy plenty of space and time in our school day to carry on adventuring. Alongside our choosing time, Mr Marshall helps us to develop our core skills in reading, writing and maths, helped by his big team of characterful puppets! We have daily lessons in phonics, handwriting and maths, where we begin to link sounds to letters, read and write meaningful sentences and apply our counting and number work in real-life scenarios. As the year develops, we then begin showing off our new skills in our play, ending Reception as confident and independent readers and writers! Alongside all this, we develop as well-rounded children, able to solve problems, try out new things without fear and form close bonds with our friends and teachers.
By the time we reach Year 1, we are very keen to learn more formally and tackle the National Curriculum with enthusiasm. Mr Marshall and his puppets enable us to work in a practical, hands-on and collaborative manner to make sure that learning is still fun and engaging. We move onto learn about alternative pronunciations of graphemes in phonics which helps us in turn to read fluently and spell accurately and we are given plenty of opportunity to apply our maths skills to problems and real-life scenarios. Alongside all this, we tackle the wider curriculum through our topic, which is always inspired by our own interests, observed by the teachers the previous term. As the oldest children in Class 1, we are given plenty of responsibility to take care of our environment and lead the smaller children in their learning.
In Class 1, we know that it is really important for our mums, dads, grandparents and carers to be as involved as possible in our learning, so that Mr Marshall can build an accurate, holistic picture of where we are up to. Mr Marshall communicates regularly with grown-ups through our ‘Marvellous Me’ programme and all our ‘wow moments at school’ are put onto our online learning journal, ‘Tapesty,’ so that our mums and dads can see what we have achieved during the school day.
Every term parents receive a curriculum newsletter which explains the focus for the term and a little bit more about how our families can support this at home.
Welcome to our Class 2 web page!
Since the restructuring of the school in September 2017, Class 2 now comprises of Years 2, 3 and 4. The class is a dynamic and vibrant learning environment taught by Mrs Lindley. The main aim every day is to offer the children practical, imaginative and engaging learning opportunities tailored to meet the needs of each individual child in the class.
The question ‘how will we learn this best?’ is asked time after time; children are encouraged to contribute to this with the main thrust being child-led, facilitated by the adults around them. Through secure and in depth subject knowledge, adults are able to rigorously enhance learning opportunities giving children high quality education.
The mantra ‘we flip the leaf and grab an opportunity’ is chanted by the class every day after saying the school prayer. This was written by the children and is identifying their understanding that no matter what happens, there is always an opportunity to try again and benefit from the opportunities around them. They also understand that increasing independence and measured risk-taking will also enhance their lives.
In Class 2 we are fortunate to have additional support from key adults. Mrs Hall works in class every morning offering high quality small group work and numerous intervention sessions. This means that children can focus on areas to develop such as maths instants recall facts, phonics and handwriting. She also provides the class with high quality PE session, offering a range of different sports and skill development. French is taught by Mrs Smith who also doubles up as the cookery mentor, teaching the children how to create healthy and balanced food.
Other volunteers also support the children’s learning, regularly listening to children read using the school’s Guided Reading curriculum to scaffold these sessions and also handwriting support on a one to one basis.
Mrs Lindley has produced a class newsletter explaining a little more about our learning this term and the information is included below.
Welcome to Class 3!
Welcome to the newly formed Class 3 which comprises of year 5 and 6 pupils and is based in our fantastic new classroom.
In Class 3 we are passionate that every child should reach their potential in a challenging, enjoyable and supportive environment. Children are encouraged to always challenge themselves safe in the knowledge that they will be supported by their friends and our wonderful staff and will always have the opportunity to ‘have another go’.
Mondays and Tuesdays are taught by Mrs S. Smith with support from Mrs J. Smith who also teaches French across Key Stage 2 and Cookery across the school. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are taught by Mrs Lane with support from Mrs Collins. Children are taught in many ways including whole class discussion, small groups and even individual learning where appropriate.
We aim to build on the subject knowledge obtained in Class 2 to further enhance every child’s learning experience through practical learning wherever possible. We also begin to place more focus on increasing the children’s independence and responsibility both in terms of the work they produce in school as well as at home. We work hard to help children increase their emotional resilience and general life skills in order to make the transition to secondary school as smooth as possible.
This year we were also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to further enhance our French learning and life skills with a week long residential trip to PGL’s residential activity centre, Chateau du Tertre in Normandy. The children thoroughly enjoyed this amazing opportunity and returned full of enthusiasm and tales to tell the younger children.
We are also lucky enough to have other adults who help in the classroom. We have Mrs Walker, a local artist, who visits weekly and uses her artistic talent to support the children in the production of wonderful pencil drawings. Mrs Dunnigan spends Tuesdays with us supporting in many ways including preparing our fantastic displays and offers creative ideas in our art and science learning. Mrs Dunnigan also helps to run our Young Voices choir with Mrs S Smith.
Mrs Lane & Mrs Smith have produced a Class 3 newsletter which is attached here.
‘Welcome to Class 3 by Jack Calam’
In class 3, we enjoy doing lots of different activities across the curriculum. We learn English and maths in the morning and in the afternoon it varies from topic to guided reading. Built around this, we access lots of PE indoor and out wherever possible and lots of different fun things including science, art, DT and music. Mrs Smith teaches us on Monday and Tuesday and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday wehave Mrs Lane to lead our learning.
We are lucky to be able to take part in a residential trip in year 4, 5 and 6. We go to Robinwood every 2 years which is a 3 day visit full of lots of activities including rock climbing, caving and bouldering through rocks, Year 5 and 6 also have the chance to go to France for 5 days; last time I went, we visited French village markets where we order fruit and vegetables in French and we went to the beach and ordered our own ice cream.
We also have after-school clubs: science club, creative writing club and film club and many more.
Our school council
Our School Council Members
Our School Council members were voted in by their peers in a school council election.
What’s good about being on school council?
We help organise events in school and have direction over the Christmas and summer productions. By having the opportunity to contribute in meetings, you can help shape the future of the school.
Last year, the school council came up with idea of a summer production which went really well! All our t-shirts and props were designed and organised by them and we made lots of money for our classroom resources, which means we have better learning opportunities for all ages.
In January 2019, we have written a sales pitch to persuade CHAPS to donate the money to order a set of 10 ipads which will stretch our goals and possibilities, by allowing us to develop our IT skills and use different apps to support out learning.
A note from Evelyn & Toby
Being on the School Council gives you many opportunities to show what the pupils of the school want and how we can include their ideas. It gives us a chance to help the school progress and help the younger children to take our place when we leave; it shows them a good example.
A note from Ella & Alexandria
We like being on the School Council because we get to share our ideas and help our friends to make the right choices.
A note from Reuben & George
I like being a school councillor because I like helping people. As a group, we figure out how to help our school to climb to the top of the mountain and be the best!
Our sports council
Sports Forum meetings take place every half-term and these are open to all children and staff, chaired by Mrs Hall. The children lead the agenda and can discuss equipment needed, after-school clubs they would like, sports they would like to develop during curriculum time and anything else sport-related. We have a Suggestion Box for any brilliant ideas between meetings.
Our worship group, 'Arise & Shine'
Our worship group, named ‘Arise & Shine’ meets regularly to discuss matters of a spiritual nature!
The school is proud of its strong links to the community, local church and the Diocese of York.
Rev Anna commented that at the last School Worship Group meeting we discussed how we could select three Christian Values for our school community to focus on. We began with 15 possible values and shared these with parents, governors, members of the church community and the children in the school. We asked everyone to consider the needs of our school at the moment and then consider which values would help us best meet our present needs. We then selected the three values we are now focusing on in our Collective Worship and across other areas of our school life.
Trust, Friendship & Forgiveness.
At our next meeting we will be thinking about our times of Collective Worship. How can the children develop their leadership of Collective Worship? What do the children enjoy about Collective Worship? How can we develop Collective Worship?
Bless our school.
For us it is a special place.
Help us to show kindness and care as we build lasting friendships.
May kindness, respect, trust and love live here.
Love of life, love of learning and love of you, our God.
Please guide our school community as we flourish and learn.
Our prayer garden
Junior road safety officers
Every year two Year 5 children are selected to be Junior Road Safety Officers for the year. This year, Hollie & Jack have been nominated by Mrs Lane. They will be holding competitions each term on a theme linked to Road Safety and will be updating the Road Safety noticeboard with news and events.