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September 2022

WOW, what a month September has been. We all came back to school raring to go. The children look great in their school uniform.

Its a pleasure to start the new year and a new years worth of blogs. 

New topics have started including the Great Fire of London, The Industrial Revolution and the Romans through the history curriculum. Year 5 children had hands on experience with a Mayan workshop. Year 2 children had a visit from the Iman of the local mosque to hep them understand more about what its like to be a Muslim in Britain today. This all enhances the learning experiences of our children

Assemblies have been based around being staying safe and the children have learnt about what a safe and unsafe relationship is. Year 5 and 6 children also started to develop their understanding of grooming and what to look out for. 

Its been a busy time for the teachers who have not only been teaching our wonderful children but have also been training. They have learnt about asthma and how to use an epi pen.  We have also had lots of visitors in school looking at the great work we do and how well the teachers teach. 

Sadly the children further developed their understanding of loss and bereavement when we learnt about the passing of Queen Elizabeth. This came just a few days after we had received a letter from her lady in waiting, thanking us for the cards and letters we sent for the jubilee. The letter, card and envelope are now proudly displayed in the entrance to school.  God Save King Charles. 

100 parents completed the parents questionnaire and we are now working on the main areas which parents felt needed developing,

  • Informing parents of how well their child is doing 
  • Informing parents about what their child will learn this year

Big thanks to those parents who took the time to complete this. 

I'm sure October will be equally as exciting 


October 2022

October has been another busy moth for us here at Carlton.  We have celebrated black history month with the children learning about black history from around the world. The children increased their understanding of tolerance and difference. All children enriched their learning with the enrichment of a African mask making and listening to African music.  We also celebrated national poetry day. The we based this around performance poetry and the theme of climate change. We sent some of the poems to King Charles. The performances were amazing. Children in nursery have had a visit to Cannon Hall farm looking and and having the opportunity to feed the animals. It was lovely that parents took the time to meet their childs class teacher for the virtual parents evening. The next one will take place before Easter. Rv Margaret led the Harvest festival at St Marys the focus was on how fortunate we are to have the access to as much food as possible. 

November 2022

November has been a great month for us. all children have taken part in Anti Bullying Workshops All year groups have been visited by Rev Margaret from St Mary's. This has allowed the children's RE to be enriched and helped them to develop a deeper understanding of the Christian religion. Thank you to everyone for their support during the Ofsted Inspection which was carried out on 22nd and 23rd November. The responses from parents, children and staff were very uplifting. As soon as the report become available this will be sent home with all children.  

December  2022

We have had a wonderful month of advent at school this year. Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets, either for the Christmas Draw or on the days of the school Christmas productions. We raised a huge amount of money and this, as you all know, will go directly back to the children. We had a huge Christmas draw with over 70 prizes in total all provided by the staff within school, a huge thank you to them all.  The Christmas productions were amazing this year and saw year groups performing together for the first time since the start of the pandemic. I'm sure like me, they brought a tear to your eye. The Carol service which is organised by Mrs. Featherstone was wonderful and as always awe inspiring. Having this in St Mary's is always a wonderful ending to the festivities we hold in December. Year 1 and 2 went on school visits to transport museums, they all had a wonderful time. every child in school made their annual Christmas bauble and I'm sure these will have looked amazing on your Christmas trees at home. I'm sure some of you will now have quite a collection! As we move into the New Year I'm sure we will have even more great things to look forward to. Merry Christmas Everyone !!!!

January 2023

 Happy New Year everyone. I am sure every body had a wonderful Christmas. 

All parents will have received the Ofsted report rating us Good with Outstanding features. I can't begin to explain how proud I am of this outcome. This recognition has been a long time coming. The reports is also available on the home page of this website. We have celebrated this with banners around school and you will notice the good provider signs and flag around the school entrance The logo also takes pride of place on the letterhead. On return to school the children enjoyed watching the Aladdin pantomime. They described this as the best one yet.