Carlton Junior & Infant School

Carlton Junior School
  • "The headteacher, governors and senior leaders are highly ambitious for all pupils."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The Reception provision is good. Outdoors and indoors, children access interesting and well planned learning experiences."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "Pupils from different cultural backgrounds, including those at an early stage of learning English, achieve well."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "Pupils behave well, enjoy their lessons and are proud of their school. They say how safe and well cared for they feel."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "Parents are positive about the school's work. They value the ways in which staff prepare their children for life in modern Britain, and in their local multi-cultural community."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The school is led by an inspirational headteacher. She has high expectations of all pupils, and is highly regarded by parents, and by all who work alongside her."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The quality of teaching in Reception is good. Children from different cultures and heritages happily play together. They display overall positive behaviour and attitudes to learning.."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The quality of pupils' learning is good. They cooperate well together in groups, persevere well as individuals, and make good use of opportunities to share and refine their ideas with each other."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "Teaching is good because most teachers plan interesting activities that encourage pupils to think for themselves."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The school's motto 'dream, aspire, achieve' underpins pupils' good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Staff help all children to become confident citizens of the future."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The school promotes exceptionally well the fundamental British values of freedom, law and, equality of opportunity."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "Partnerships with parents are good. Parents express confidence in the work of the school, and the impact that it has on their children's lives."
    OFSTED 2015
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 Welcome to Reception!  

We provide a broad and varied curriculum that is personalised to every child. We learn about, and assess every child through observation and tailor a bespoke curriculum to their individual needs. We teach phonics daily through Read Write Inc - a systematic synthetic phonics programme, supported by literacy lessons that focus on skills for writing and reading. There is an emphasis on the teaching and learning of literacy and mathematics on a morning followed by topic on an afternoon, all enriched by long periods of continuous provision and adult supported play. Adult led focus activities form part of our teaching to individuals and support the child to build up a solid repertoire of knowledge and skills that they can take forward into their independent learning. As skilled practitioners we also support play in order to scaffold and extend learning so that all children reach their fullest potential. 

Take a look at our work, photographs and videos to see some of the exciting things we do.

Our Proud Moments Wall

Thank you to those parents who have shared their proud moments, The children love to hear why you are proud of them and we love to see their proud faces! Please continue to share your proud moment with us and the children!



A short introduction to the Read Write Inc Phonics Scheme


Reception 2016/17

A very warm welcome to all our new Reception parents and children. We look forward to working with you to ensure your child has a super year with us and fulfills their potential. Our class page will be updated regularly with all the exciting things happening this year.

Click on the logo below for our latest newsletter.


We made yummy pancakes and learned all about Shrove Tuesday.


Our chick eggs have arrived! We're observing them everyday and can't wait to see the chicks hatch, but first we had to make some Chick Rules...


Phonics fun!




The staff observed how interested the children were in The Three Little Pigs story through observing the children in their play. We asked the children if they would like to us to read the story in our English sessions and they said yes. We have had fun this week learning the story and next week we will be writing our own stories!



We are enjoying our Light & Dark topic. Take a look at the fantastic work the children have produced below:

27th January 2017

This week we have been learning all about the Chinese New Year. The children loved listening to the Chinese Zodiac story and how the Jade Emperor decided which animal each year should be named after. They made Chinese stir-fry and ate it using chopsticks, they made dragons, money wallets and lanterns and even learned how to dragon dance in the hall - all this on top of some super work in maths learning to add 1 more, some fabulous work in phonics and some superb play in their provision time - a huge well done to them all. 

We acted out the Zodiac story!

January 2017

The children have made a fabulous start to the New Year.  They enjoyed talking and writing about their holiday. They have also enjoyed our Winter Wonderland topic and are now enjoying learning all about Arctic animals. Take a look at just some of the learning that has happened over the last few weeks.

We have enjoyed learning all about Winter. The children made some fantastic Winter pictures and some children wrote fabulous poems independently in provision time. We also learnt some lovely Winter songs.