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Bulletin Term 2, Spring 2, Week 6, 28th February 2020

Posted 6/3/2020

Welcome to this week’s newsletter and welcome back to school after the half term break.


Local Floods:

Our sincere heartfelt best wishes go to all of those families affected by the flooding on and around our community.  I, like everyone else, have been amazed at the truly awful scenes around Gowdall, Snaith and now Cowick. As I write this only a handful of current pupils and families and staff have been directly affected, but of course in the wider sense the impact of the floods have been felt by many, whether through work, family or friends.


On behalf of the whole staff team and school community I send positive thoughts, best wishes and prayers to all affected.  Obviously many local areas are still at risk and the weather this weekend will play a major role in whether the current situation is prolonged. Fingers crossed that the local areas are through the worst now.

We will be doing all we can to support the families directly affected and when we know their needs we will respond with an appeal for support.  In the interim period I propose that we will ask for donations on Thursday March 5th on World Book Day and all monies raised will go directly to the families who need it to help recover from the horrible circumstances.  Down the line, we may ask for cleaning products, dried food and supplies, clothing etc. but will wait until the actual situation has settled first. I hope this approach fits well with people – I just want to show those affected that our school community really cares about them!


Reflections on the week:

· Monday we enjoyed having our Friends from Carlton Methodist Church lead their ‘Open the Book’ assembly

talking about kindness.


· I enjoyed representing school on Monday evening at the Parish council & community meeting re May VE day

celebrations highlighting our planned support for these events.


· On Tuesday morning, we had successful regular planned fire drill. We also held our first ‘Run Hide & Tell’

invacuation practice which was really well adhered to by the children. My message has consistently been ‘We

needn’t be scared if we were prepared’!


· We enjoyed hearing all about the recycling and environmental awareness work that Ouse class have studied

over the previous half term in their learning party on Wednesday. Thank you to Ouse class, Mrs Longfield, Mrs

Pierce and Mrs Mackintosh for their efforts. We learnt lots and I particularly enjoyed hearing about their ideas

for school being more eco-friendly – persuasive indeed! Thanks too, to the many parents and family members

who were able to attend and take part in both the assembly and the learning party activities too.


· I was very pleased and impressed by the significant number of potential parent governors who attended our

information meeting on Wednesday evening.  Chair of Governors Dr Helen Snowden, Mr Danny Devlin (our

 Local  Authority Governor) and I enjoyed talking to the interested school community members about the role

– we look forward to their applications!


Next week:

We look forward to next week’s book week.  The main event, as you know, is the Character dress up day on Thursday  March 5th.  We have a costume parade with drinks provided by Friends of Carlton at 2.15pm that day. Everyone welcome!

 In addition, if you are free and able to attend either of our planned ‘stay and read’ sessions then that would be great. Parents and family members or invited into classes on Monday 2nd March at 2.30-3.15pm or Wednesday March 4th at 9.00am to 9.45am .

Please read parent mails sent on Thursday re costume available to hire for a cheap price and information about prizes for further details.


Wishing everyone a safe and dry weekend.

Best wishes

Jon Watson


Developing lively, inquiring and creative minds


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