"The curriculum is good and helps to ensure pupils' good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development"OFSTED Report 2012
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Exciting things happen at Carlton all the time! On this page you will find information, photos and videos of all the brilliant events, trips and actvities our children take part in!
We celebrated 100 years of our School Building by hosting an Edwardian Spring Fayre. Children and staff dressed up in clothes from the Edwardian era. The Spring Fayre was a huge success. Take a look at the photos and video below!
Children from Year 3 and 4 had the opportunity to take part in Kirklees 'Big Dance' celebration.
This was an event run last year to promote the London Olympic games and has continued this year to support the London 2012 legacy further. However, as the Rugby League World Cup is being held in our Country, in November, the 'Big Dance'is themed around this, with children performing a range of dances.
Our children were lucky enough to perform their routine, along with 11 selected Kirklees Schools, on the pitch, at half time during the Hudderfield Giants V Warrington Wolves game.
The children had a fantastic time, represented our school brilliantly and even had the chance to meet Robbie Paul!
Take a look at the photos and see us performing!
Kirklees Council donated a 15ft Oak tree to Carlton to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. School Council spent this afternoon planting it in our Forest School!
Take a look at the video below and don't forget to look out for our commemorative tree!
The children enjoyed a lovely Easter assembly led by Miss Jones. Mr Scargill then handed out prizes for the 'Decorate an Egg' competition - the standard was just out of this world this year!! Take a look at the video below to see the amazing effort made by all the children! Very well done to all of you!
We've had another fun packed day at Carlton raising money for Comic Relief. Year 6 started the day off with a lovely assembly explaining the importance of raising money for people less fortunate than ourselves, they also made us laugh by telling us lots of funny jokes and Year 1 even made up their own jokes!
Staff and children paid £1 to come to school dressed in red. The children also had opportunity to raise money by buying drinks and yummy buns baked by Year 6, taking part in a fun obstacle course and throwing wet sponges at staff (Mr Scargill, Miss Hey, Mr Ahmed and Mrs Farooq really were good sports!). Days like today would not be possible without the continued support from our parents and carers - thank you.
Please take a look below at video and photo highlights from a super day!
World Book Day
All the children at Carlton have had a fantastic World Book Day! We came into school to find our teachers dressed up in their favourite book characters! In the morning a local theatre company treated us to a wonderful production of The Hobbit. The teachers and support staff in the school gave readings of their favourite books and we got to choose which one we wanted to go and listen to; we were spoilt for choice! Children across school also took part in a book review competition! Take a look at some of the fantastic costumes worn by pupils and staff and highlights from The Hobbit in the video and photos below.
A fantastic cinema afternoon was enjoyed by all the children who haven't been late coming to school at all this half-term. It was lovely to be able to reward them with such a fun afternoon. The children thoroughly enjoyed watching Rio and they even had a short break to enjoy popcorn and a drink! Well done to each and every one of you for making the effort to come to school on time. Let us see if we can ALL make an effort to be in the school playground by 8.50am and hopefully next time we will have every child in school enjoying a cinema afternoon!
The whole school were treated to a fantastic afternoon of musical extravaganza by Kirklees Music School! We particularly enjoyed trying to guess the name of all the theme tunes they played from popular children's television programmes and soaps - we were very good at this!! The brilliant musicians also played beautiful music from different artists and talked to us about the musical instruments they were using and which family of instruments they came from. Take a look below at some photos and video highlights from a brilliant afternoon.
Year 3 went on a trip to Cartwright Hall art gallery in Bradford. They took part in art and literacy workshops and had an amazing time! Many children made friends with pupils from Brownhill Junior and Infant School, who also took part in the trip. The trip was arranged by MOSAIC who are going to be working with Year 3 on a very special art project over the next half term, so please do keep checking the website for updates!
In the literacy workshop children studied the painting ‘The Arab Weaver’ by Armand Point then used it as a basis for writing their own stories. They didn’t have a lot of time but take a look at what they managed to achieve working in their small groups:
The Lady with the Pomegranate:
Once upon a time there lived a lady called Lisa who lived in Algeria. She lived in a gigantic house that had a courtyard, where her husband Max weaved cloth before midday because it was too hot at noon to weave. She had a servant named Sam. Lisa was a really nice lady because she gave Sam a job so he could earn money as he was very poor. As a mummy Lisa was nice but as a Grandma she was even better because she gave treats to her grandson. Lisa would spend the day helping her husband weave cloth to make clothes.
One day a little boy and his family were sitting in their courtyard, weaving. In the background there was a servant holding a bucket. He was hanging the clothes on the line.
Once upon a time there lived a little boy called Adam. Adam lived with his dad, his sister Jasmine, his mum and his uncle Nick. Nick was a world-famous weaver. He wove clothes, rugs, cushions and baskets. When he was young, his dad taught him how to weave. One hot, sunny day, whilst Nick and his dad were weaving, they heard a knock at the door. It was the king’s son, he said “Please can I have a look at your weaving, for the king, he needs a new cloak and hat because the old one had been ripped and is ruined.” He walked inside. When he saw the beautiful weaving he was amazed and he said “wow. I will pay a billion pounds for your work and tell the king and everybody about it.”
Long, long ago a family were in a sunny courtyard. Grandad was weaving. Mum was peeling a pomegranate. It was sweet and sickly and juicy. Big sister was in school and little brother sat at home. He wanted to play on his bike. Grandad said “you can play outside when you’ve finished helping.”
Key Stage One produced a brilliant Chinese New Year assembly this afternoon. Early Years performed a spectacular dragon dance, Year 1 told the Zodiac Story and Year 2 shared facts about how Chinese New Year is celebrated in China. Thank you to all the parents who came, it was lovely to see so many of you! Below are some photos and videos from the assembly.
Year 2 and Year 5 children took part in an exciting KNEX workshop, some of the models they made were fantastic! All the children worked collaboratively and showed lots of perseverance.
The children were given a challenge and specific instructions to create a cart that would be able pull bricks up to the top of their pyramid. All the children worked brilliantly together to complete their task. We are very proud them, not only did they create amazing models, their behaviour was exemplary!
Our brilliant 'Jack and the Beanstalk' actors are in the Dewsbury Reporter this week! You can buy a copy of the newspaper from any local newsagent or buy a copy and the actual photo from their head office on Wellington Road, Dewsbury.
Years 4, 5 and 6 have been learning 'Ain't no mountain high enough' by Marvin Gaye with their Music teacher, Miss Hewitt. They have done amazingly well to learn the song in just 4 weeks! Miss Hewitt is very impressed with how all the children are progressing in her singing lessons. Below is a video of the children singing this morning!
We've had another AMAZING day at Carlton! The whole school went to see the Showstoppers production of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' at Cleckheaton Town Hall. It was a fabulous show and we were thoroughly entertained. The children's behaviour was excellent and they were a credit to our school.
Early Years and Key Stage One then became the actors and performed 'Jack and the Beanstalk' to amazed family and friends! Thank you to all those who came. There is another chance to see the performance tomorrow morning at 9.30am. Tickets are priced at £1. Take a look below to see highlights of their brilliant performance!
Carlton's Got Talent!
Wow! What a fantastic afternoon of entertainment! Children from each year group showcased their talents to the rest of the school and made the staff and parents very proud! .
Take a look at the photos below to see your children in action!
Carlton staff led the way with their very own performance of 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' from The Lion King.
Early Years, Year One and Year Two sang songs as a class.
Years 3 girls sang 'Call me Maybe' by Carly Rae Jepson, brilliantly!
Year 4 girls danced brilliantly to 'Starships' By Nicki Minaj!
A brilliant solo performance showcasing her majorette skills!
A fantastic dance to 'Gangnam Style' by Year 6 boys! Video to follow...!
Miss Hey's fabulous recorder group played Hot Cross Buns, Merrily We Dance Along and Jingle Bells!
We were entertained with jokes and a clown act by Year 3 and Year 4 pupils!
An amazing Bollywood dance by Year 5 pupils!
Spectacular skipping skills to the 'Power Rangers' theme music!
All the children showed lots of determination and courage to perform in front of their peers and parents. We are incredibly proud of them all.
Our School Council visited the Houses of Parliament in London. The children had a brilliant time and learned all about British Democracy. They also took part in a workshop and created a draft bill! The children were incredibly well behaved and represented our school superbly.
Take a look at the video below to see just what they got up to!
Kirklees Music Service
It just gets more and more exciting at Carlton! Today the whole school were treated to a fantastic music recital by Kirklees Music Service. The brilliant musicians spoke to us about different types of music from the 1920's to present day music. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to songs from different musical eras by Oasis, The Beatles, Madonna, Jessie J, Take That, Glee and many more!
Take a look below at some of the fabulous performances by the musicians.
Fireworks Display 2012
What an exciting end to the day! A big thank you to all our parents and carers for your continued support.
Tucking into jacket potatoes, chilli and parkin - yummy!!
The photos don't do the fireworks justice!
UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY
A huge thank you to all our pupils, parents and carers, outside agencies and each and every member of our community who helped to make our first ever 'Unity in the Community' Festival so successful! The feedback we have already had has made us feel incredibly proud and we are hoping next year will be even bigger and better! Below are some photos taken from a brilliant afternoon of fun and entertainment!
Today, at Carlton, we had a very special party to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Each class showcased a country from the Commonwealth.
Early Years sang the national anthem of Great Britain, Year 1 gave us some fantastic facts about Canada, Year 2 chose to demonstrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in the United Kingdom, Year 3 sang the national anthem of Kenya, Year 4 sang the national anthem of India, Year 5 gave us a fabulous Australian performce of The Wiggles and Year 6 performed New Zealand's traditional war chant - The Haka.
The children loved dressing up and performing for everyone. The scones and buns were delicious too!
Thank you to all our parents and carers for supporting us. Below are some photos and videos from a fun packed afternoon!
We invited a special visitor Ikram Butt to talk to the children in our 'Walk of Life' assembly. Ikram is a former professional Rugby League player, he played for several top flight teams including Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants and made history in 1995 when he became the first British Asian player to represent England in any football code. After his retirement he became the founder of the British Asian Rugby Association (BARA), with the aim to provide positive role models and increase community integration.
Ikram spoke to the children about his journey into international rugby and how important it is to have goals and work hard to achieve them.
The children enjoyed watching a video of Ikram scoring lots of tries in his playing days and asked him lots of questions - we hope they take his advice on board!
28th March 2012
This year's Easter Egg competition was on the theme of 'Lost in Space'. The children were invited to decorate an egg with a space theme. All the eggs looked fantastic and it was obvious the children had put in 100% effort, well done! Mr Scargill was judging this year and he awarded prizes to the best two eggs in each class. Take a look below at the winning entries, I'm sure you will agree they look fab!
22nd March 2012
The whole school took part in Health and Wellbeing Week this week. It was a huge success! Every child took part in some fantastic activities, these included yoga, cross country running, energise dance sessions, combat assault courses and making delicious healthy sandwiches,fruit salads, vegetable soup and fruit smoothies! Take a look at the photos below of just some of the fun actvities the children took part in.