Our School


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

Respect others

Speak thoughtfully

Are helpful


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.

Class 1

Class 1 

Welcome to Class 1! Our teacher Mr Marshall teaches us every day of the school week.  We are very lucky to have three Teaching Assistants – Miss Ducat, Miss Langhorn and Mrs Russell – 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.

Year 1:

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, ‘Tapestry,’ 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.

Class 1 Newsletter Autumn 2019

Class 1 Newsletter Summer 2019

Our school day starts at 9.00am and finishes at 3.15pm. Mid-morning, we can help ourselves to a piece of fruit and a glass of milk.  A hot school lunch is served at 12 noon and this is free to children in Reception, Year 1 & 2 from government funding.

We love our weekly Cookery sessions with Mrs Smith and learn lots of new skills including rolling our pastry, kneading bread dough and trying new flavours from around the world.

We have our own EYFS outdoor area and you can see from the photos that we love building with the wooden blocks and making concoctions in the mud kitchen. We have a huge field to run around on, a school garden to nurture and wildlife garden to explore.

We use Tapestry to record photos, comments and observations from in school and at home. In this way, our families can see what fun we have in school.

Just wanted to send commendations to all Class 1 Team, but especially Mr Marshall and Miss Ducat for great information via Tapestry on my child’s learning journey at school.  With regular written updates and photos it allows us to follow his daily school activities without having to wonder how he is doing or to take up Mr Marshall’s valuable time asking for updates.

Class 2

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 Morton.  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.  Miss Lamb and Mrs Brankley work in class every day 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.  Mrs Hall 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 Morton has produced a class newsletter explaining a little more about our learning this term and the information is included below.

Class 2 Newsletter Autumn 2019

Class 2 Newsletter Summer 2019

Class 3

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’.

Mrs Lindley, Head of School, teaches in this class, supported by Mrs Winder as a teaching Assistant. 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 Lindley has produced a Class 3 newsletter which is attached here.

Class 3 Newsletter Autumn 2019

Class 3 Newsletter Summer 2019

Our school council

Run by the children for the children

We are extremely proud of our School Council at Chapel Haddlesey C of E Primary School. Our School Council continues to grow from strength to strength.

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 and Shine,’ meets regularly to discuss the spiritual life of our school. The school is proud of its strong links to the community, local church and the Diocese of York. We are involved regularly in leading worship at school and planning and delivering our special celebrations, such as Harvest and Easter. We also reflect on our daily collective worship meetings and offer our feedback on how worship can be improved and how we can greater involvement. We liaise with Reverend Anna to maintain our relationship with the local church.

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.

These are
Trust, Friendship & Forgiveness.

The worship group

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?

Our Prayer

Dear God,

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

The Bishop of Selby, Dr John Thompson, blessed and formally opened our new prayer garden.  Mrs Hall and the children had designed and prepared a new Prayer Garden with three individual areas.  The Remembrance Garden is designed in the shape of a cross with stones and slate.  The Easter Garden features Spring plants symbolising new life and the central feature is a gazebo for the children to sit and reflect.  The design includes a solar powered water feature urn and a planter dish symbolising the bread and wine of the Last Supper.  Many thanks to Miss Gardner for donating plants, and Mrs Russell and Mrs Westmoreland for painting the planters and the gazebo.


The photos show the Bishop’s visit below, a drawing by Lily which is an excellent likeness and two of the prayers below, by Henry and Phoebe.

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.