Carlton Junior & Infant School

Carlton Junior School
  • "The headteacher, governors and senior leaders are highly ambitious for all pupils."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The Reception provision is good. Outdoors and indoors, children access interesting and well planned learning experiences."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "Pupils from different cultural backgrounds, including those at an early stage of learning English, achieve well."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "Pupils behave well, enjoy their lessons and are proud of their school. They say how safe and well cared for they feel."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "Parents are positive about the school's work. They value the ways in which staff prepare their children for life in modern Britain, and in their local multi-cultural community."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The school is led by an inspirational headteacher. She has high expectations of all pupils, and is highly regarded by parents, and by all who work alongside her."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The quality of teaching in Reception is good. Children from different cultures and heritages happily play together. They display overall positive behaviour and attitudes to learning.."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The quality of pupils' learning is good. They cooperate well together in groups, persevere well as individuals, and make good use of opportunities to share and refine their ideas with each other."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "Teaching is good because most teachers plan interesting activities that encourage pupils to think for themselves."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The school's motto 'dream, aspire, achieve' underpins pupils' good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Staff help all children to become confident citizens of the future."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "The school promotes exceptionally well the fundamental British values of freedom, law and, equality of opportunity."
    OFSTED 2015
  • "Partnerships with parents are good. Parents express confidence in the work of the school, and the impact that it has on their children's lives."
    OFSTED 2015
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Year 5

 

 17.2.2017

This week in English, we have been writing our own stories inspired by a story we read by Shaun Tan. The characters in the stories discover a ‘hole’ in to another world of fantasy and imagination. We have travelled to ‘Candyland’, ‘Cloud Kingdom’, a world full of jewels and gems, and glistening snow lands full of adventure! (to name but a few).

In Maths, we have been learning about equivalence between fractions and decimals; writing tenths, hundredths and thousandths as decimals and converting between mixed numbers and decimals. On Friday, we made and played our own card games to practise these skills and some of use used snappy maths to consolidate our knowledge.

19.1.17

Fractions are fun!

Children in Year 5 enjoyed a practical fractions learning challenge lesson. The class were set a range of activities where they needed to find or use fractions.  These included, making fraction walls with cuisenaire rods. Finding halves, thirds and quarters of different amounts of water. Finding  the fraction of whole numbers using counters. Investigating folding card into thirds, quarters and halves. Finding fractions of weights by using weighing scales, and, the favourite, finding fractions of a chocolate bar.

12.1.2017

In Music the class have been practising writing minims, crotchets, quavers, semi quavers, time signatures and treble clefs. The children composed two bars of music. They then  practised and performed their short compositions by clapping.

23.11.2016

In Literacy we have been looking at instructions. The children have worked with a partner to plan and invent something that will make their life easier.  The children then drew a text map for their invention and wrote instructions to go with it.

18.11.2016

Last week we had another visit to Upper Batley High school.  This time we did a science investigation.  We had to investigate which shaped tea bag made the best cup of tea; the round shaped, the square shaped or the pyramid shaped tea bag.  We found out that the round shaped tea bag made the best cup of tea.

 

10.11.2016

Our Topic in Year 5 is ‘Rainforests’.  Children have made some fantastic dioramas of rainforests over the half term holiday.

3.11.2016

This week some of the children in Year 5 went to Upper Batley High School to take part in the Forest Schools project.  We had great fun in the woods.  Our task was to build a home or shelter for a toy animal.  We worked together in teams to build the homes.

22.10.2016

This week in Science we have been looking at the effects of air resistance that act between moving surfaces.  We made our own spinners and investigated how the surface area of the blades affects how quickly it falls.  We found out that the smaller the surface area of the blade, the quicker it falls.

10.10.2016

This week in Science, we have been looking at the effects of air resistance that act between moving surfaces .  Children read poems about bullying and then wrote their own poem about anti-bullying. 

6.10.2016

In Computing, Year 5 are studying the unit called ‘We are game developers’.  The children have used a storyboard to design a computer game which has elements of a successful computer game which are different levels, points and challenges, and competition.

 

 

30.9.2016

In Science this week, Year 5 have done a Science investigation.  Our question was ‘How does the surface area of a piece of paper affect how quickly it falls?’.  We have found out that the smaller the surface area the quicker the object falls to the ground.

23.9.2016

In R.E., Year 5 having been learning about special places.  The children drew a picture of a place that was special to them and wrote about why this place was special.

9.9.2016

We having been discussing what we would like to achieve in school this year and have completed a jigsaw piece about our goals and hopes for this year.  We have completed a bunting flag with information about ourselves for the new children that we have in our class.