Kirk Fenton News

7th October 2022

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Dear Parents / Carers,

We have had a very busy week in school this week with lots going on.

Thank you first of all to all the parents who came to the parent consultation meetings. It is always good to have the opportunity to share how your children are progressing with you and, as teachers, we learn so much from you about your children that helps us to support them in the classroom.

Thank you also for all the many tins and packets that were sent in for our Harvest Festival worship this week. The Year Six team captains did a wonderful job in leading the worship and we were joined by Rev'd. Paulie for a blessing and a visit from Cheryl from the Selby foodbank. Kirk Fenton families always rise to the challenge when we put out an appeal for food or resources and the foodbank is always so grateful for our donations that will go a long way to supporting local families in difficult circumstances this winter. Thank you.

Also on Wednesday, the Friends of Kirk Fenton held their AGM in the hall. A new committee was voted in and now that all covid restrictions in school have been lifted, they are already underway with plans for the Christmas fair amongst other things. If you would like to get involved with supporting the committee or have other fundraising ideas, please contact the school and we can pass on your details. The date for the Christmas fair will be after school on Friday 9th December.

On Thursday we celebrated National Poetry Day with each class performing a poem for the other classes in assembly. The children enjoyed the poems both as performers and audience and the teachers were very impressed with how well they did. Well done everyone!

Finally, a few notices for this week:

  • Monday is World Mental Health Day. We will be marking it in school on FRIDAY 14th October with a non-uniform day with all donations going to Childline. Childline is one of the head pupils' chosen charities this year and they work closely and directly with children suffering any kind of harm. Suggested donations of £1 would be great.
  • We have recently bought a whole new reading scheme of books which children have been keen to take home. Sadly, some of these have already been returned to school water damaged or torn so that we can no longer use them. Please take good care of school reading books as we may have to pass the cost of replacement on if they are returned to school damaged and unusable.
  • Autumn and spring are head lice seasons and we have seen a rise in school in all classes over the last couple of weeks. Please ensure you check your child's hair regularly for lice and eggs and treat them as necessary so that they are not passed on. Thank you

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

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

Donaldson - Cecily and Darcie

Hughes - Jaxon and Jack

Coelho - Paul and Martha

Rosen - Jacob and Charlie

Milligan - Jacob and Clara M

Zephaniah - Samantha and Olivia

Shakespeare - Tamara and Sienna H

Angelou - Elliot and Olivia P

Hot Chocolate Friday

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

Donaldson - Maisie

Hughes - Elin

Coelho - Min

Rosen - Evelyn

Milligan - Georgia

Zephaniah - Laurence

Shakespeare - James

Angelou - Grace

Winning Team

Well done to the Purple Typhoons for their win this week. Freya and Elliot are very proud of their team.
Special congratulations for times tables this week go to Oscar L, Oliver G and Tom M. Well done! Our Numbots superstars this week are Toby M, Imogen E and Bea O. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

This has been an incredible but very busy week as we have had lots to be thankful for and lots of events including the Harvest Festival, National Poetry Day and World Multiplication Day.

For the Harvest Festival pupils were asked to bring in food donations and we were very impressed at how much we received for Selby Food Bank. Student council led a worship about the importance of the event and all the students listened very well.

National Poetry Day was a great success as all the classes delivered a poem to the rest of the school.

This year the student council has picked two charities, Childline and Disasters Emergency Committee, that the school will focus on raising money for. We look forward to accomplishing our goals.

Head Pupil certificates went to Charlotte from Coelho and Logan from Milligan.

Niamh and Lillie

Usbourne Book Fair

On Thursday 13th October, from 3pm, there will be an Usbourne book fair on the playground (or in the hall if the weather is not good). There will be a wide selection of books for children of all ages and school receives money towards books for our library too, so please support the fair if you can. As we are racing towards Christmas, the fair will start at 3pm to give parents and carers a chance to look for potential presents before you collect your children.

Non-Uniform Day Friday 14th October

Monday is World Mental Health Day. We will be marking it in school on FRIDAY 14th October with a non-uniform day with all donations going to Childline. Childline is one of the head pupils' chosen charities this year and they work closely and directly with children suffering any kind of harm. Suggested donations of £1 would be great. Thank you

Lunch Hall

This week in school, we have been thinking about how we can show our value of respect in the hall at lunchtime. Some children have needed reminding that food needs to stay on our plate and that we use cutlery to cut our food up, so we are having a focus over the next few weeks on how we can ensure all children can enjoy their lunch in a calm and respectful space. It would be great if you could support us with this at home by encouraging these good habits.


There are a number of cars being parked dangerously when dropping off and collecting children from school. Please ensure you park safely in an appropriate spot that does not reduce visibility for other road users and be considerate to our neighbours by not blocking driveways.
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Friends Bears and Donut Sale

Tuesday 11th October,

Usbourne Book Fair

Thursday 13th October, 3pm in school

Non-Uniform Day

Friday 14th October

Raising money for Childline

Half Term

Monday 24th-Friday 28th October

Secondary School Place Applications
Submit your application by 31 October 2022

Training Day

Monday 31st October

Parents' Coffee Morning

Friday 4th November, 8.45am

Nasal Flu Vaccination

Wednesday 16th November

See email on how to give your consent.

Whole School Pantomime Visit, York Theatre Royal

Friday 9th December

Friends Christmas Fair

Friday 9th December, after school

Break Up

Friday 16th December, 3.20pm

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 held a successful AGM this week, and are pleased to welcome some new committee members, in addition to some keen volunteers. It’s fantastic to have a teacher involved in the committee and we are looking to a successful year ahead.

The 2022/23 committee is:

Mark Gayton

Serena Lowes

Annie Ellis

Caroline Murray

Suzy Gillespie

Carly Armstrong

Mrs Cameron

Some important dates for your diary:

The bears and donut sale will take place after school on Tuesday 11th October

We are pleased to say we will be holding a Christmas Fair again this year, after school on Friday 9th December


Registered charity no: 1154660


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STAR MAT Vacancies

Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:


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Treetops Forest School Autumn Holiday Club.

3 Day camp held at Bishop Wood,

Wednesday 26 th Oct – Friday 28 th Oct 9am – 3pm.

Lots of free-play opportunities, rope swings, den building, fire

lighting, games, tool use, Halloween crafts and much more.

For more information visit or

book a place via www.bookwhen/treetopsforestschool. If you

have any questions, please contact Siobhan Bamforth

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