Kirk Fenton News

15th July 2022

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Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had another fantastic week this week with lots of activities happening in and around school.

We started the week with Year 4 camping on the school field. They had a wonderful time across the two days working on Forest School activities and crafting in various ways and we were really impressed with how well they slept and conducted themselves. Thank you to all of the staff that helped out to make this event happen and well done to Year 4 for making the camp so successful!

On Wednesday, I was delighted to be invited to the EYFS Graduation Ceremony where the children look back at what they were like when they joined Kirk Fenton and how much they have achieved over this year of the EYFS Curriculum. It was a delight to see how proud all the parents were of their children and how proud the children were of themselves! Great work Reception!

Thursday was a busy day as Hummingbirds and Bees welcomed a visitor from the Battle of Towton Society to talk to them about the battle and show them some of the weapons they used and clothes they wore. The children were fascinated and had lots of brilliant questions for their visitor. In the afternoon, Year 5 headed off to Tadcaster Grammar to take part in an athletics afternoon with the other schools from the Trust. They did really well and Mr Symes commented on how their manners and sportsmanship shone through. Well done Year 5!

Also on Thursday, we had the final governors meeting of the year in school to review our results this year. These will be available on our website in September but we are very pleased with how well the children have done this year given the disruption they have had over the last few years. Individual pupil results for the EYFS Profile, Year 1 phonics test, Year two SATs, Year 4 Multiplication Test and Year 6 SATs have gone out this week or are noted on school reports. Please ask your child's teacher if you have not received yours.

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe in the heat

Karen Williams

Head Teacher


As I am sure you are aware, the Met Office has predicted unusually high temperatures in the region for Monday and Tuesday next week. As a school we have assessed the issues this may cause and will need to make some important changes in order to keep our staff and children safe.

  • All classes will be off timetable for the two days in order to provide activities aimed at keeping the children calm and still and there will be no assemblies, PE or outside playtimes.

  • Children should come to school in either their PE uniform or summer dresses, whichever is cooler for them.

  • Children should bring two water bottles to school if possible - 1 which is ready to drink, and one which has been frozen overnight and will defrost during the day to keep it cool. On this occasion, I don’t mind if the bottles contain dilute squash if it means that your child will drink! There will also be jugs of cold water in school for refills and children will stop for regular drink breaks throughout the day so that we can check they are drinking.

  • Children must have sunscreen applied at home before coming to school and I will allow children to reapply their own sunscreen again at lunchtime however they must not ‘share’ their sun protection in case of allergies.

  • All after school clubs have been cancelled as this is when the heat will be at its greatest.

  • The Year 6 performances will be postponed until Thursday when we are hoping it will be cooler. Please see the email that went out to Year 5 and 6 parents from Mrs Cameron earlier.

  • Staff have been informed of the signs and symptoms of heat stress and heat exhaustion and will be keeping a close eye on children throughout the day. Please keep phones on in case we need to contact you.

Good Work Awards

This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:

Bears - Thomas and Chester

Bees - Evie and Paul

Hummingbirds - Tom G and Esme

Tigers - Evie and Emie

Sharks - Milo M and Mika

Earthworms - Eloise and Harrison

Jaguars - Grace and Maxim

Wolves - Sam and Harry

Hot Chocolate Friday

Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award this week:

Bears - Clara

Bees - Tayvie

Hummingbirds - Alex

Tigers - George

Sharks - Oliver H

Earthworms - Alisa

Jaguars - Oscar

Wolves - Holly

Message from the Head Boy and Head Girl

Head Girl certificate went to Scarlett Banks in Jaguars.

Head Boy certificate went to Freddie Clayton in Earthworms.

Florence & Harry

Winning Team

This week the Orange Spitfires are victorious so well done to Amelia, Sam and their team.

Huge congratulations to Max, Reuben and their team the Green Gladiators who are our overall champions this term. Well done everyone.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Our final challenge of the year for TTRS was to complete 100 correct answers. We were overwhelmed by the children engaging with this! Well done to our two winners who will receive a prize out of my prize box.

Our certificate winners this week were: Clara C in Tigers, Sam in Sharks, and Jacob in Earthworms. Well done to everyone!


Well done to everyone that has risen to the challenge of getting at least 50 answers correct this week. Some children have answered far more than that so well done! Our certificates this week go to Zara, Tom O and Alistair G, well done! A special congratulations to Zion and Imogen who were the lucky winners in the raffle and will receive their prizes on Monday.

Y5 Athletics Competition at Tadcaster Grammar

Year 5 were invited to a athletics competition on Thursday. They competed in tug of war, sprints, hurdles, bean bag throws, an egg and spoon race, and a long jump. Out of the 7 schools, they came third! We also had a relay team who came 1st! They showed excellent determination, perseverance and respect whilst there. Well done to all of year 5, you made the school and yourselves very proud!

Menu Change, Friday 22nd July

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Monday 18th July will now be sausage in a bun.

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Help us to win £1000 for our library and the chance to win a £100 National Book Token for yourself!

National Book Tokens are giving five schools £1,000 worth of book tokens each, plus membership to the School Library Association, to help them rebuild their range of books and encourage reading for pleasure now and for generations to come.

All you have to do to nominate us, is click on the link below and fill in a short form. If yours is one of the five winning entries, you’ll also win a £100 National Book Token for yourself!

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Y5/6 Leavers Production

Thursday 21st July, 1.45pm and 6pm

Bears Tropical World Visit

Thursday 21st July

Y6 Leavers Service in Church

Friday 22nd July, 2pm

Staff Thank You's

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