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Head teacher’s Newsletter: Term 3 Week 14, Tuesday 25th July

Posted 26/7/2017

Welcome to the final newsletter of this academic year. What a successful and enjoyable year it has been! I laughed to myself when I said I will send a short newsletter out today just to catch up with events of the last few days – and suddenly it is a full scale newsletter! Typical of life at our happy and busy school!

I have to start by saying thank you to you all for your support over the academic year. We are a school who have such a strong community around us – we appreciate your involvement, engagement and support.  This has been demonstrated lots over the last few weeks alone, whether through attendance at the Y5&6 led production of ‘Aladdin Trouble’, Sports Day or Friends Summer Fayre.  THANK YOU!


I also need to say a huge thank you to my hardworking, dedicated, enthusiastic team. We are committed to improving our school and they have really supported my plans for development. They give above and beyond in terms of time and effort to making sure the children have excellent experiences in school.



Summer Fayre


Despite the rain and changeable weather, what an amazing fayre this year – A huge Thank You to all of our Friends of Carlton team – led so well by Mrs Pemberton - for their fabulous efforts once again. I am delighted to announce that the Summer Fayre raised a massive £1200! More information to follow about what Friends are spending their money on to benefit all of the children in our school.


Our fabulous Year 6 continued their hard work with manning their own stalls, as did some of the Year 5 pupils. The steam train was a particularly popular addition this year. Mr Lowes kept the spirits high with his music and comparing…. The rain could dampen our clothes but not the spirits!

In assembly today we announced that the Year 6 stall that raised the most money was Jess P and Beth H’s, making £31.73 profit. Also special mentions went to the second place team, of Erika, Charlotte and Izzy who made £26.51 profit on their stall, our amazing Year 5 helpers Sam, George and Robbie for their steam engine support, Billy S for his Hama beads efforts and Isabella, Immy and Chelsea who manned the teddy stall and raised £39.50.

Thanks to all of the young people who contributed.


We are so fortunate to have such a brilliant supportive Friends group and of course so lucky to have a school community where people are prepared to attend, support, and champion events. THANK YOU ALL! A great day despite the rain!


SAL’s Shoes

Wow- what an amazing effort from our children, families and community. This is the first time we have supported Sal’s shoes and what an amazing outcome – we have hundreds of pairs of shoes! Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated shoes this week, to be re-distributed via Sal’s shoes, to children around the world. An incredible community effort!


At the latest count we have collected 294 pairs of shoes! These will be parcelled up and sent off on a journey to find new feet and new homes elsewhere around the world. 

THANKS for all of your efforts and support! We will be making a difference to lives of children around the world less fortunate than ourselves.


End of term!

At the end of term there are often people moving on, whether families and pupils, or staff.

This summer is no exception.  We wish all families who are leaving us all the very best for their next chapters!   I have been showing around other new families to school over the last few weeks and look forward to welcoming some new faces, not just in our Reception intake but also throughout school.


Good bye & Good Luck Year 6!

The end of the summer term is often a time of mixed emotions, sad, yet uplifting, when we say farewell to our Year 6 pupils. We have shared and celebrated lots with this fabulous bunch over the last week – they had a super party on Thursday evening, a more formal celebration in our traditional Y6 leaver’s assembly on Friday, and a fun sleep over on Friday evening!  


I cannot let this moment pass without thanking them for their hard work and efforts this year (and the years that have gone before). We are very proud of you all, all you have achieved, and the fine young people you are! We hope you all continue to work hard and be successful as you move forward into the next exciting chapter.  Good luck and best wishes for Year 7 and beyond!



Return report slips Thank You

Thank you so much for returning report comment slips – we are grateful for you taking the time to provide us with this feedback.  If you haven’t already, please do keep them and return to us.



Last week:

On Friday 21st we enjoyed a lovely Teddy bear’s picnic.

Mrs Thompson and kitchen team and our Midday Supervisors once again made the day special for the children. It was lovely to see such a random selection of teddy and cuddly toys!


On Friday we had an incredible 8 ‘Red Book entries’. Congratulations to the following children for their brilliant achievements: Erin T (Y6) Charlotte T (Y6), Beth H (Y6), Joe A (Y6), Beth L (Y5) Ella D (Y5) and Isabella W (Y5).

Also a huge congratulations and thank you to Jim Wood, our vice chair of governors. He was awarded a Red Book entry for all of his amazing support of school. This year alone Jim has painted one of the school corridors over the Christmas holidays, fitted flooring to the outside classrooms, repaired and secured many other outdoor items, and done so much more. This kind of support and dedication goes beyond words. THANK YOU!



Summer show – money update

I wanted to say a further THANK YOU to everyone who contributed financially by purchasing ticket photos and raffle tickets for ‘Aladdin trouble’.  From Raffle tickets and ticket sales we totalled £247 - £123.50 of this is for our continued support of our World Vision child Placido Martin (who lives in Mozambique) and £123.50 towards the cost of the show, including the £90 licencing and music etc.

Thanks to Mrs Pierce for her efforts with the photographs of the performers, we raised a pleasing £150 for Friends of Carlton. This is being given straight to school funds and will be used for subsiding the over cost for every child to attend whole school pantomime trip in December.



A reminder that:

  • School re-opens on Tuesday 5th September 2017
  • Year 3 & 4: Swimming starts on Tuesday 12th September   12.45-3.30




Personal reflections


A massive THANK YOU to the fantastic children we have at our school – It is a privilege to work with and for you!  A huge thanks to my staff team for their efforts this year.


Here’s to a great summer for everyone connected to the school!


Thank you so much for your support of Carlton in Snaith CPS this academic year. Happy Summer Holidays!  See you in September!


Best wishes

Jon Watson


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