Carlton Junior and Infant School


 Welcome to Reception!  

We provide a broad and varied curriculum that is personalised to every child. We learn about, and assess every child through observation and tailor a bespoke curriculum to their individual needs. We teach phonics daily through Read Write Inc - a systematic synthetic phonics programme, supported by literacy lessons that focus on skills for writing and reading. There is an emphasis on the teaching and learning of literacy and mathematics on a morning followed by topic on an afternoon, all enriched by long periods of continuous provision and adult supported play. Adult led focus activities form part of our teaching to individuals and support the child to build up a solid repertoire of knowledge and skills that they can take forward into their independent learning. As skilled practitioners we also support play in order to scaffold and extend learning so that all children reach their fullest potential. 

Take a look at our work, photographs and videos to see some of the exciting things we do.

Our Proud Moments Wall

Thank you to those parents who have shared their proud moments, The children love to hear why you are proud of them and we love to see their proud faces! Please continue to share your proud moment with us and the children!







Reception 2017/18

A very warm welcome to all our new Reception parents and children. We look forward to working with you to ensure your child has a super year with us and fulfills their potential. Our class page will be updated regularly with all the exciting things happening this year.



The children have been making their own emergency vehicle. They are painting a cardboard box red and add the details to complete the fire engine.


We used the fire pit to grill and cook some tomatoes, we added different herb to make it taste yummy.


This week we have been learning all about time. We looked at o’clock.



This week children in Early Years have been able to see, our chicks grow. We are looking at how we can care for them, as well as handle them carefully.

Please encourage your children to talk to you about what the chicks feel like, sound like and how we can care for them in school.

We have also been talking about the whole life cycle of a hen: Egg – Chick – Hen – Egg.



This week Early Years are very excited to welcome out chicks. On Monday, Anthony brought us 10 eggs, which will hatch into chick by the end of the week.  Please talk to the children about how we can care for the chicks while they are in school.



Children in Early Years have finished off their topic on

The Artic, by making clay Artic animals. They developed their fine motor skills by manipulating the clay. They also used creative skills to think of how they would make the animals. After they dried, the children painted their animals.

Our next topic will be,

Little Red Riding Hood,





We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas Party!


Reception performed the Winter songs they have been learning brilliantly for their Mums, Dads & Carers. Thank you to all of those who came to watch them.

Look at the amazing observational drawings our children have produced this morning of a poinsettia plant!








Reception have been learning all about Christmas. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Sundown's Christmas Adventure Land. Please take a look at the video below: