Hello and welcome to Carleton Green,

Due to the current covid situation we are currently having to adapt our usually very successful induction programme for this year.

We are currently preparing each of your induction packs and these will soon be ready for collection.

You could also have a look at the blog pages for Ducklings and Little Chicks to show your child what school life is like at Carleton Green. 

Here are some useful documents that might help you in the lead up to your child starting school. Hopefully we will be able to meet very soon.


Mrs Catterall, Miss Lees and the rest of the Ducklings Team


Meet the Ducklings Team 

Mrs Catterall teaches the Yellow Ducklings class and Miss Lees teaches the Brown Ducklings class. Miss Hutchinson, Miss Watmough and Miss Wilson are our amazing and lovely Learning Support Assistants. You can find our photographs here...https://carletongreen.lancs.sch.uk/our-school/staff

All about us!!

We know that very soon you will all be busy at home completing your 'All About Me booklets' so that we can find out more about you, so we thought it would only be fair for us, the staff in Ducklings to do the same! We have each made a little video to help you to get to know a little bit more about us! We hope that you like them! See you soon!

All about Mrs Catterall   https://youtu.be/MTV7noXn4SE

All about Miss Hutchinson https://youtu.be/7cu_tNHeIo4

All about Miss Lees  https://youtu.be/MlZi5i9CHeM

All about Miss Watmough https://youtu.be/MYaT4esc_BA

All about Miss Wilson https://youtu.be/Wl_P_kLsfq4

We are extremely proud of some our recent Ducklings who have made this adorable video of their Top Tips for Starting school, whilst being at home during lock down. We hope that it will help all of you starting school this year and that you will enjoy school as much as they have all done.

Our typical day in Ducklings  

Little Book of Hope - Read this and talk about together with your child. What hopes do you both have for starting school in September?

A story about starting school read by Mrs Lees https://youtu.be/p-q7m31K2sM

A story about starting school read by Mrs Catterall   https://youtu.be/nD1otAtJpX0

Here is another story about starting school read by Miss Hutchinson  https://youtu.be/Vt_saJHFWY8

Mae's first day of school by K.Berube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIAFhdcXzuM

I am too absolutely small for school by L. Child  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc_AeLiG7SE

Starting School by J & A Ahlberg  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQivaCXu-Q

Topsy and Tim start school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHznxWGMAFU    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrPyg_iXQj8

First day at bug school by S Lloyd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnT5MDZ5SGc

Bitesize and CBeebies have some activities and games linked to starting school:

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/starting-school-curation

Tom Hardy reads a bedtime story, Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. It's all about a little crab overcoming his worries with a little help and encouragement. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/bedtime-stories
Book trust has information about supporting bedtime routines https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/tips-and-advice/bath-book-bed/#!?q=&sortOption=MostRecent&pageNo=1

Helping my child to get ready for starting school

Starting School

Am I ready for school?

The LCC public health team have put together some useful information on the LCC website on school readiness.


Hungry Little Minds has been launched by the DfE to encourage parents and carers to engage in activities that support their child's early learning and help set them up for school and beyond.


The National Literacy Trust’s new project, Small Talk, aims to support the language development of 30,000 children under the age of five by equipping parents with the skills and confidence they need to chat, play and read with their child every day.  


 Tiny Happy People helps parents to develop their child's communication skills. It offers simple activities and play ideas to help parents find out about their amazing early development.


Take care and see you soon!

The EYFS Team