Kirk Fenton News

20th September 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Yet another busy week in school. The Year 2 Hazel class had a fantastic visit to The Deep and showed they were ready, respectful and safe when away from the school. The staff were very proud of them.

KS2 took part in a cross country event and all showed a great deal of resilience and our value of perseverance.

To finish the week off, Selby Times have been in to take a new starters picture and the reception children proudly showed off their fabulous outside area.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Emma Bembridge


STAR Table

The following children have shown good manners and have been helpful and kind at lunchtime. They can each choose a friend to sit with them at the Star Table on Monday.

Alexa Keyse, Hazel

Esmay Kavanagh, Hazel

Olivia Plowright, Cherry

Lola Edmundson, Sycamore

Good Work Certificates

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

Birch - Lyla Mawson and Niamh Nunez

Willow - Sam O'Connor and Archie Watson

Hazel - Sam Collier and Henri Webster

Cherry - Margery Sharp and Oscar Court

Maple - Holly Bennett and Florence Long

Sycamore - Harvey-Jay Williams and Kyran Holding

Oak - John Akpoguma and Aiden Rayner


The children and staff would like to say a big thank you to the Friends of Kirk Fenton for providing us with lots of brand new reading books. Your hard work and fundraising is always appreciated.

KS2 Cross Country Pre-Qualifier

46 of our KS2 children went to the cross country pre-qualifier at Sherburn High School with 11 successfully through to the qualifier in Selby. Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to George, Charlie, Kyran, Eloise, Charlotte, Isaac, Holly, Grace, Hattie, Elliot and Laila.

Our children were amazing as they encouraged and supported each other with some running twice the distance in order to cheer their team mates on!

Thank you to Mrs Shari Williams for helping.

"It makes you try your best, I didn't know I was such a good runner"

Ewan said "It was very fun and energetic!"

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Super Sports

Thank you and congratulations to our brand new Y5/6 Playleaders:-

Lucy, Caitlin, Jessie, Sherifa, Poppy, Lily, Isabelle, Hattie, Daisy, Charlotte, Alice and Abigail. They showed amazing enthusiasm and motivation when explaining their new role in assembly. Well done girls, we look forward to more active fun lunchtimes.

Healthy Child Team - Nasal Influenza Vaccination, Tuesday, 8 October

Further to the recent letter home, please visit to opt out or give consent by 27th September 2019:

Enter School Code: 146007 & click 'find school'.

Complete the form and click the green button to submit.

Aldi - Get Set to Eat Fresh

We are collecting the stickers for this promotion which gets a goodie bag for school and a chance to win £20,000 - so if you shop at Aldi please do bring the stickers in to school. Thank you

Winning Team

Congratulations to the Green Gladiators this week for their victory. Harriett and Georgia were very proud of their team and delighted to tie on the ribbons
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All diary dates can be found on our website

Individual Photos

Monday 23rd September.

Y6 - Oak: East Barnby Residential

Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October

Nasal Influenza Vaccination

Tuesday, 8 October

Y5 - Sycamore: Bewerley Park Residential

Wednesday 16th October to Friday 18th October

Parents Evening

Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th October, 3.30pm-6pm

A link to book an appointment will be sent out the week before.

Training Day

Friday 25th October - school closed to pupils

Half Term

Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November

Secondary School Applications for current Y6

This information is for families living in North Yorkshire who have a child born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 as your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2020.

Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their own home Local Authority to obtain the information regarding school admissions and to make an application to the Authority where they live.

You can start to apply for a secondary school place for your child from 12 September 2019 and you must submit your application by 31 October 2019

Information regarding the application process will be available from 12 September 2019, at
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Join us at our AGM - 23rd October at 6.30pm at Kirk Fenton School

We are having our Annual General Meeting to review the past year and vote in the new Friends committee for this academic year. Some of the committee intend to stand again, but we welcome new members and would like to keep a large committee to share the workload, so if you're interested in standing, please email us your nominations or hand us a note via the school office.

Christmas fair sub-committee

If you'd like to be involved in organising our lovely school Christmas Fair, please get in touch. We will have a mix of people on the committee, with different skills and varying experience of organising these events, so you can have as much input and as much support as you want. Why not just come along and tell us your ideas? Date to be confirmed - watch this space!



Registered charity no: 1154660

St Mary's

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Have you got questions about faith? Would you like a place to eat cake and discuss these?

St. Mary’s Kirk Fenton will be running the Alpha course from Monday 23rd September. Alpha will run every Monday evening for around 10 weeks (not including the half-term holiday) at Kirk Fenton Primary School, 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Alpha is a series of sessions which explore the basics of the Christian faith. Session titles include “Who is Jesus?”, “How can I have faith?” and “Why and how do I pray?” and the sessions are suitable for everyone. The session starts with pudding / cakes, everyone listens to a brief talk and then you split into groups for a discussion. This is a great way to explore anything that you want to – no subject is out of bounds and you can ask anything you want.

If that wasn’t enough of a draw, Alpha will be launched by Warren Furman! Warren was Ace in the amazing 1990s ITV show Gladiators. If you’re not sure about committing, feel free to pop along to the first one on 23rd September and see what you think.

If you want to come along, contact Kate Biddlestone on 07403436160 so that we can make sure there’s enough cake…

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There will be another chance to hear Warren speak at our next Contemporary Worship service on Sunday 22nd September, starting at 7.00pm.
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And, if you’re not sure who Warren is, here’s a picture from his Gladiator days.
And, looking ahead, the Harvest Celebration at St. Mary’s will be on Sunday 13th October, starting at 10.00am. Everyone is very welcome.

Community and Events

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