Welcome to Carlton

Welcome to Carlton Primary Academy

Our Vision:

We are a happy, caring community, where together we can do anything.
We have an inspiring and motivating learning environment, where everyone achieves success.
As a member of the Schools Co-operative Society, we are part of a group of schools which uphold the cooperative values and ethos of:

Self-help- helping each other and working together
Self-responsibility- taking responsibility for our own actions
Democracy-giving all stakeholders a say in how the school is run
Equality- giving equal rights and benefits for all
Equity- being fair and unbiased
Solidarity- supporting each other and those in other cooperatives

Our talented team of staff are constantly striving to deliver the very best of opportunities for our children. Our distinctive ethos of care and respect promotes high standards of behaviour and attainment. We provide a rich and vibrant curriculum which stimulates children’s interests and, through our own Forest school programme, our children enjoy learning within our outdoor environment.
We value the partnership between parents, pupils and staff and welcome parents into our school at the start of each day.
I hope you enjoy exploring our website to find out even more about our academy.

Claire Minett
Head of Academy

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Under Construction

cropped-carlton_logo.pngWe are currently updating our website. 

You may have noticed some changes to our website already, these will continue over the few weeks. We’re in the process of updating our website to bring you more photos and information about our Academy. Each class now has their own page – so come back regularly to find out whats been happening in your child’s class.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and shall be back up and running normally soon.

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Foundation Unit Newsletter September 2014

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The Juniper Fortnightly ~ Post One (September 1st – September 12th 2014)

Welcome back to Carlton Primary Academy everyone!

…and a special welcome back to all the children starting their junior careers this term!

Important dates and events:

Woodland learning will take place every Tuesday afternoon (unless stated otherwise). Please ensure your child has an appropriate change of clothes (anything that can get dirty and something nice and warm as the days get cooler throughout autumn).

Swimming will begin on Friday, September 12th 2014 for all year four children. Please ensure your child has the requested swimming costume and towel each week.

PE is on Wednesdays for all Juniper children and for year three children additionally on Fridays. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit for these days and all jewellery including ear studs are removed for this session.

Our learning…

Our theme is Scavengers and Settlers. We have been looking at life in the stone age and copper age. We discovered the finding of Otzi, the hunter buried in the ice for thousands of years discovered by a group of hikers in 1991 and learned about his life. We have written character descriptions about Otzi in our writing lessons based on what we think we understand about him.

In mathematics, we have been brushing up on our standard written method of addition. On Fridays, we work on our mental arithmetic and we are focusing on our multiplication skills. A number of children passed their first quiz last week focusing on the 2x, 5x, 10x facts and their appropriate division facts. Well done everyone!

In Woodland we have been making pictures using natural woodland materials which tell a story linked to the stone age and copper age. We also have started work on making our own paintbrushes using dead branches found in the woodland. Next week, we hope to begin making our own paints using materials from the natural environment.

Our achievements…

We have started the year in brilliant fashion! We achieved 100% attendance in week one and as a reward, not only did we gain the KS2 attendance trophy, we also enjoyed a special afternoon break time on the trim trail! Well done everyone!

Winners of the best table for week one were Cadey, Lucas, Ben, Jordan, Louis and Olivia. This table showed absorption in their learning, perseverance in tasks given and they were also able to manage their distractions as and when they occurred. Well done you hard workers!


Golden Awards…

Well done to Lucas who also won a golden award in week one for “Going the Extra Mile”. Keep up to date on our website for news of other winners.


Just a reminder that mathematics home-learning is provided each week and is due to be returned to the academy on the following Wednesday. This is also true for English. Spelling quizzes are undertaken every Friday and a score of 5 out of 7 or above is credited as a pass. This half term we are looking at homophones in correct context (for example “wear” and “where” or “too” and “two”).




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Talking Pictures

In Year 3 we have been learning how people use to communicate during the stone age. We took our learning outside and had to communicate with each other without using words. In the woodland we played games expressing feelings and emotions without using words before creating a series of talking pictures using a range of natural objects found in our woodland.


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Welcome Kingfishers

Welcome to The Kingfishers class. We are taught by Miss Chappell and Miss Hopkinson. Mrs Green, Mrs Makinson and Miss Sharland support us with our learning. We are going to share our learning and achievements and useful information on this page.

Our PE day is every Wednesday. Please ensure your child brings a PE kit on Monday which will stay at school all week and taken home on a Friday. Our Woodland day is every Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies in their green bags which stay in school all year round.

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You can find the latest vacancies at Carlton under the Academy Information tab.

We currently have vacancies for a Caretaker and EYFS Teaching Assistant. Closing date for applications – 19th September.

You can download a copy of the application form, job description and person specification.

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News and Events

Our weekly newsletter is now available in the ‘News and Events’ section. Lost your KS2 pantomime letter? You can find another copy here too.

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Barn Owls Class – Nursery

Welcome to the Barn Owls page. We are taught by Miss Grainger and Mrs Arnold in the foundation base. We enjoy learning and exploring either in the mornings or afternoons.

If you have any worries or concerns, queries and comments please do not hesitate to come and ask us.

We hope you enjoy looking at our web page.

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Welcome to the Learning Group of Oaks

oakWelcome to the Learning Group of Oaks. Mrs Horsley will be teaching a small group of children, initially from Year 6, in the Woodland Room. It is going to be a very busy time for us as we enter our final year at Carlton Primary Academy.

During the first half term, we will be following an IPC unit of work called ‘The Time Tunnel’. This will involve us sorting, sequencing and ordering the past as well as finding out about the history of Carlton and Barnsley. We will be using maps to find out how locations change geographically and how artists from different periods have used art to record history.


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Welcome to the Willow Class – Y3

Welcome to the Year 3 Willow class page.

We are taught by Miss Webster and supported by Mrs Harwood. We are going to share our learning, achievements and adventures with you throughout the year on this webpage and we hope you enjoy navigating our page.

We will have a woodland learning session once a week, please make sure you have a long sleeve top/jumper and trousers (no leggings) in your woodland kit. We will have Outdoor PE on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Please bring your PE and woodland kit in every Monday and leave in school all week as woodland times can vary.

 Our first woodland session is the first week: beginning Monday 1st September 2014 – don’t forget your kit!

If you have any problems, concerns, worries or comments please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of us.

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