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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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

We have had a fantastic start to the year and are looking forward to the year ahead. The teaching staff this year are Miss Riley, Mrs Rowland, Miss Hussain and Miss Patel. Year 6 will be taught in two small classes this year; 15 children in each group to enable all children to make exceptional progress and achieve their ambitious targets.



Year 6 have been looking at features of persuasive language using adverts.  We started to look at how estate agents sell houses and then designed a house for a hedgehog!  We thought about how to sell this house to potential hedgehog buyers using persuasive language. 



This week has been assessment week for Year 6.  The children have completed tests in Reading, Grammar and Maths. 

We have used past SATs papers to assess their knowledge so that the children are well aware of what to expect in the real thing in May!

We are very pleased with how the children have worked this week and their hard work is reflecting in their results.  Most children are showing clear progression from when they started in Year 6 to now!


Well done to every one!


Christopher Columbus

In Year 6 we have been learning about Christopher Columbus and what life was like on his ship, the Santa Maria. We have written diaries from the point of view of the sailors who travelled into the unknown.

At home we created models of the ships. They are fantastic and Miss Riley, Mrs Rowland and Miss Patel were very impressed.


We have written formal letters this week about ‘Happy Splashing.’ Formal writing involves using technical and high level vocabulary. If you read our letters you will be impressed. Year 6 are clearly very accomplished at writing letters of complaint. We suggest that speeding cars near puddles avoid Year 6, as we wouldn’t want to have to name and shame you!



Year 6 are learning to write formal and informal letters. This week we wrote informal letters to our friends about an incident called ‘Happy Splashing.’ Ask children in Year 6 what ‘Happy Splashing’ is – you will be shocked!

We included ambitious vocabulary and thought carefully about varying the way we begin our sentences.

Next week we will be writing formal letters!

By Ismaeel

by Habiba


Year 6 have been kindly invited to Longcauseway church for a Christmas event Monday 5th December. We are really excited and looking forward to the trip.

We also decorating one of the church windowsills and have created kings and camels in class. Look at how busy we have been!

16th November 2016 

Year 6 have finally completed their amazing newspaper reports based on the mysterious sighting of a ghost!  The children thought about the features and structure of a newspaper article and added in their own dramatic take on the incident!  They included complex sentences, higher level punctuation and direct and indirect speech!


10th November 2016

Art Enrichment Day

Year 6 have been working with Mrs Wood to create a tapestry to show the destruction of Baghdad in 1258. They have been weaving, sewing and learning to do different types of knots. We can’t wait to show you the completed tapestry.


3rd November 2016 

Haunting at Carlton!!!!

Well what a start to the new half term!  There was a full on drama in Year 6 on Monday as there has been some spooky goings on!!!!

Mrs Rowland began crying, shaking and insisting that she had seen a ghost in school in the holidays!  Of course none of the children believed her, as they know how dramatic she can be!  However, Year 6 then went to investigate and found lots of evidence to suggest that she may not be wrong……

The children looked at CCTV and saw a ghostly figure in the corner of the butterfly room when Mrs Rowland was there.  They then interviewed Mrs Audsley who, as the longest serving member of staff at Carlton, could shed some more light on this.  She reported that she had heard stories of a George Walker who disappeared in a secret passage that goes from Ms Mahmood’s office to Trinity Church and was never seen again!  The children then discovered the name of George Walker at the church and have done their own research and found more pieces to the puzzle!!!

Was this all a big prank or did Mrs Rowland really see a ghost?

The children are now conducting their own investigation in which members of staff will be interviewed, photographs will be taken and the story will be an exclusive one!  Look out next week for some fantastic newspaper reports and make up your own mind!!!!

The children discovered the name George Walker at the church!

The girls check out CCTV!

Year 6 begin their investigation!

Could this be the entrance to the secret passage?

The Butterfly room where the ghostly figure was said to have been seen!


Year 6 have been working hard to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. We can add and subtract mixed numbers by changing them into improper fractions. We can also write fractions in their simplest form.


Year 6 have been looking at Suspense stories this week.  We have looked at features of suspense and have created a setting for our own stories.  We have plenty of spooky language in our settings!  We can’t wait to write our stories next week!


Year 6 have been writing non chronological reports about Motte and Bailey castles. They have used technical vocabulary, complex sentence structures and appropriate sub-headings. They have also illustrated their work beautifully.

Year 6 have also been reading the poem ‘The Listeners’ by Walter de la Mare and have written a narrative from the point of view of the traveller.


In Year 6 this week, we have been looking at formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We have applied our calculation strategies to word problems and decimals.

In English we have started looking at Non-Chronological reports.  We studied the features and structure of a report and researched Motte and Bailey Castles.  We have started to plan a written report from our research and will produce our own Non-Chronological report next week!


We have looked at semi-colons this week in Grammar.  We now understand that we can use semi-colons in two different ways and this can boost our writing!  We have produced some excellent examples!


This week, Year 6 have visited The National Museum for Science and Industry in Manchester.  The children had good fun having a go with a range of Science experiments and enjoyed experiencing the different exhibitions such as the Air and Space displays and the Steam engines.



This week we have been learning about the features of myths and inventing mythological creatures. We are now almost ready to write our own stories, which we will be sharing with you next week.