Kirk Fenton News

28th April 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,

This week has been another busy week at Kirk Fenton. It has been a delight to see how many of our pupils have been taking part in extracurricular clubs and activities and the enjoyment that they get from doing the wide range of activities on offer from gardening to singing and even quidditch!

The next few weeks are busy weeks in school with statutory assessments in Years 1, 2, 4 and 6 so it is good to see the children having fun outside of school hours.

Next week we will be celebrating the coronation on Friday by wearing red, white and blue and having a celebratory school dinner. Don't forget that Monday is a bank holiday and school will be closed.

Finally, a reminder to parents that you should not be parking or dropping off children in the bus lay-by in front of school in the morning please.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Donaldson - Alex and Jacob

Hughes - Hugo and Lucy

Coelho - Tom and Josh

Rosen - Teddy and Roxy

Milligan - Aidan and Bertie

Zephaniah - Olivia and Milo M

Shakespeare - James and Eli

Angelou - Lola and Freya

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Donaldson - Owen

Hughes - Oliver

Coelho - Arthur

Rosen - Raven

Milligan - Emie

Zephaniah - Meela

Shakespeare - Rue

Angelou - Grace

Winning Team

This week's winners are the Orange Spitfires. Congratulations to Olivia M, Ivor and their team.

Well done to everyone who has been working hard on their maths skills at home, it makes a real difference in class and your teachers can see the progress you are making.

Our Numbots superstars this week are Alice H, Oliver K, Theo M, Tom G and Al G. Super work everyone! Congratulations to Jacob M, Isla B and Aoibhe M who are our Rockstars of the Week! Well done.

Message from Head Pupils

This week has been a very calm but busy week as some of us in school continue to prepare for our upcoming SATs. We are all looking forward to our three day weekend. Hopefully the sun shines and see you on Tuesday.

Head Pupil certificates went to Lyla K and Alice H.

Niamh and Lillie

Art Club Items Request

Mrs Westfeld is looking for the following donations for Art Club: coloured t-shirts, wool, pieces of fabric and ribbon. If you can spare any of these items, please hand them into the school office. Thank you.

Coronation Celebrations, Friday 5th May

On Friday 5th May, we will be spending the day celebrating the upcoming coronation. Children are invited to wear clothing that is red, white and blue, or to dress as a king or queen. There will be a special coronation lunch, a celebration assembly where we will be singing some songs written for the occasion, and lots of other activities to celebrate this important national event.
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Please order this lunch on ParentPay meal selector.This is a change to the normal menu and jacket potatoes will not be available this day.

Selection of sandwiches - including chicken mayo, ham, cheese & egg - sausage roll and veg sticks. Vegetarian option available.

Meal Selector on ParentPay

Please log on to ParentPay to use our meal pre-order system for your child's lunches - you can pre-order from one day in advance to the whole term.. Please remember you can cancel meals up until 8am if you change your mind, or if your child is absent from school, as ordered meals will be charged for. There is also now the option to say you are sending in a packed lunch.

If you haven't yet tried, please give it a go, you just need to log in to your parentpay account as normal, if you don't know how to access parentpay speak to the office.

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Bank Holiday (school closed)

Monday 1st May

Monday 8th May

Coronation Non-Uniform Day - dress in red, white & blue or as a King or Queen

Friday 5th May

Coronation Lunch - change to menu

Friday 5th May

Friends School Disco

Thursday 25th May, times tbc

Half Term

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June

Sports Day

Thursday 22nd June

EYFS/KS1 - morning

KS2 - afternoon

Moving Up Days / Y6 TGS & SHS Transition Days

Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July

New Starters EYFS Transition Morning

Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July, 9-11.30am

New Starters EYFS Parents Meeting

Thursday 6th July, 4-5pm

Friends Summer Fair

Saturday 15th July

Y5/6 Leavers' Production

Tuesday 18th July, 6.30pm

Wednesday 19th July, 2pm

Y6 Leavers' Lunch

Tuesday 18th July

Y6 Leavers' Service in Church

Tuesday 25th July, 2.15pm

Term Ends

Tuesday 25th July

Staff Thank You's

If anyone would like to say thank you to or has any positive comments for a member of staff then please complete and submit the form below.

We hope everyone had a lovely Easter break, and those who ordered coronation items have received theirs. A few updates from Friends this week:

- Sherburn Gala: We have a stand at Sherburn Gala on Saturday 20th May. Our stall will be selling cakes, drinks and snacks alongside a teddy tombola (and maybe an alcohol one?). Please email or let us know on the Friends Facebook page if you can help in any way, either by baking, or donating teddies or a bottle of wine/spirit.

- School Disco! We are really excited to be planning the first school discos in a very long time. Save the date: Thursday 25th May. More information to follow, with timings and booking details.

- Summer Fair: We are getting started with planning the Summer Fair, which will be on Saturday 15th July. If anyone is able to help in any way, with taking on a stall, helping with planning or supplying items for the fair, please let us know. This is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year and a great event for all.

- Bags2School: If you are having a post-winter clear out – keep hold of anything that could be donated for Bags2School. We are arranging a second collection for before the summer holidays, date TBC.

We are currently raising funds, and applying for grants to help fund some new Chromebooks for the pupils as well as provide a covered play area for EYFS pupils, alongside the ongoing support provided to the school in paying for coaches for school trips and treats for the children throughout the year.


As ever, you can always set up EasyFundraising as an easy, free,
way to help raise funds for the school whilst you shop.

(Easy Fundraising will link to:



Registered charity no: 1154660


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