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Head teacher’s newsletter: Term 3, Week 11 7th July 2017

Posted 21/7/2017

Welcome to our last full newsletter of the year! As we approach the end of the year it is always an action packed time. At the time of writing this I am looking forward to the summer fare this weekend and of course the Year 6 Leavers Assembly on Friday.

A reminder that next week we finish the academic year on Tuesday 25th July 2017.

Looking back:

Third time lucky for Sports day!

We had a great end to a hectic week with our traditional sports day. I was delighted to see so many of our parents, families and community members able to join us for what was a lovely afternoon. The rain stayed away and we had an excellent sporting occasion.  Sportsmanship and team work were both demonstrated extremely well throughout the afternoon, as well as a fantastic display of talent and effort.

The results were:

KS1 (Rec, Y1 & Y2)
















KS2 (Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6)














Well done everyone for a super afternoon. Thanks to:

  • Mrs Longfield for organising the event
  • the staff team for being their brilliant usual selves
  • The Friends of Carlton for the refreshments,
  • the volunteers for their help on the finish line
  • And everyone who attended!

This week:

Y6 Crucial Crew:  Our year 6 team took part in the North Yorkshire Police’s ‘Crucial Crew’ event, learning about lots of important safety aspects. This event and transport was paid for by school.


KS2 Cricket Day: Unfortunately, we were rained off for our KS2 Cricket day on Thursday. Despite the wet, the children still enjoyed a lovely ‘cricket style lunch’. Thanks for all of the contributions and for the team of volunteers who made a lovely spread for the children.

On Monday evening Mrs Longfield held her family rounder’s night. I understand it was very enjoyable and a positive evening for all who participated. Another lovely ‘above and beyond’ Carlton event.

Reports:  You should have received your child’s school report. We hope you enjoyed reading them. Thank you so much for the feedback we have already received. Please do return your reply comments slips before the end of term.


House and Vice House Captains:   On Wednesday, within our 2nd ‘move up’ session we held our House Captains and Vice Captains votes. I was so very impressed by the maturity and positivity the whole school demonstrated in this process – It was such a lovely atmosphere! All year 5 pupils who wanted to stand for the roll for next year were asked to nominate themselves.  A ‘hidden’ vote was then taken, with the following children being chosen by their teammates:






Lexie L

Ben K


Sophie P

Jay P


Ella D

Lottie D


Dominic W

Isabella W


Congratulations to all who were successful, and also a big well done to all who stepped forward to be considered. I was so proud of the sporting and supporting attitudes demonstrated by the Year 5 children in particular.


Visitors in assembly:

On Monday we enjoyed welcoming our friends from our local Carlton Methodist church to lead their ‘Open the Book’ assembly.

 On Tuesday we welcomed our friends from Kings church Selby. Vincent, from Tanzania also accompanied our regular visitors and talked to our children about the school and life in his village in Tanzania. It was fascinating and we are keen to further develop links with this school next academic year.  

Good to be Green. On Wednesday we held our Good to be Green Celebration – this time with a movie theme. Children got to choose which film they wanted to watch. ‘Moana’, ‘Planes’ and ‘Aladdin trouble’ were the chosen three!


Other important information:

Celebrations:  Once again I am more than happy to share the news of some achievements outside of school. I was delighted to hear that a large Carlton contingent of dancers are due to perform in Hull as part of the City of Culture events this Saturday.  There are 250 performers in the show and that includes 10 children from Carlton in Snaith CPS

After a dress rehearsal for the above performance, there was a dance presentation on Sunday and for members of the Butterfly Dance Studios, and the following pupils were successful:

  • Lisa Holt Award - Junior Jazz class (including Isabelle G and Robyn S are part of this class
  • Junior Ballet Award - Beth L
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Isabelle G and Hannah G

Congratulations to all of the girls for their achievements. Good luck for the show on Saturday too!


Your Opinion Matters: As we approach the end of school we would be very grateful to have your feedback. Please feel free to visit ‘Parent View’ and leave your feedback. We are continually striving to improve and want to provide the very best for the children of our school. Please use the link below, or simply type Parent View into your internet.  Thanks in advance.

Thank you to all of the people who have already taken those precious few minutes to do this for us.


Sal’s Shoe Appeal - You should have received a letter and parent mail about our appeal for old school shoes (and other shoes) - please help make a difference by joining in in this brilliant appeal.


Pots and pans and even a kitchen sink! We are looking or any donations of unwanted pots and pans, plastic plates, and even a kitchen sink as we renovate and improve our outdoor provision for our Reception children. If you have any such items please let us know and pass them on to us so we can develop our new ‘mud kitchen’. Thanks in advance!


Attendance Competition update

Sapphire class once again had the best attendance last week and their points see them further extend their lead over Diamond class in our attendance competition.  Well done Year 6 – terrific attendance as always.



Key dates for next week and beyond:

  • Sunday 23rd Friends Summer Fayre
  • Monday 24th Sal’s shoes appeal – leave your school shoes on your table!
  • Tuesday 25th  - Non uniform day and Last day of term
  • Tuesday  5th September 2017 : first day of the new school year


School Governing Body:

Thank you to all governors for their brilliant levels of commitment, support and challenge of our school. Their time, as respected volunteers is very much appreciated by me, and makes a huge difference to the vision and actual task of moving our school forward.

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy head teacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher (a critical friend)

Details of our Governors can be found on posters around school and on the website. We are extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated team of governors at our school.

For next year we have again assigned a ‘link governor’ for each class in school. See below.


Reading Challenge

A reminder of the summer reading challenge – all children have received an information leaflet about it with all the details of how to participate.  It is a free challenge, with lots of ‘goodies’ for the children who participate and simply means visiting a library over the summer break to borrow books.  Let’s keep reading!


Thanks for taking the time to read this week’s newsletter and for your continued support. 

I look forward to seeing you all at hopefully a dry and extremely enjoyable Summer Fayre on Sunday.


Regards and best wishes


Jon Watson, Head teacher

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